Sundance’s Screening Room YouTube Channel to Screen 12 Short Film Selections

Can’t make it to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this year? For everyone else who can’t enjoy the potential buzz films of 2013, a selection of short films from the event will be showcased starting today, Sundance’s opening day, on YouTube.

The 12 films selected by the Sundance Film Festival’s Short Film program will be shown on the Screening Room YouTube channel, a partnership between YouTube and the film festival.

So what kind of short films have the guys at Sundance selected this year? The short films featured on the Screening Room YouTube channel range from Guillermo Arriaga’s haunting piece “Broken Night” to a retro mockumentary about cats from Jason Willis titled “Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?”

Even though this year’s festival will last until January 27, the Screening Room YouTube channel will upload two short films weekly from previous Sundance festivals as well as other international film festivals starting next month. As part of Sundance’s deal with YouTube, festival visitors will also watch YouTube original channel content prior to each screening of the short film selections.