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World of Tomorrow wins today

Don Hertzfeldt’s animated short World of Tomorrow has taken the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

World of Tomorrow

World of Tomorrow

This year’s Short Film programme screened 60 short films selected from 8,061 submissions, including Jake Mahaffy’s AD1363: The End of Chivalry. Sundance’s short film programme is sponsored by YouTube.

The much-travelled and previously-awarded Oh Lucy! took the International Fiction prize. A day after seeing her Ukraine is not a Brothel lose five times at the AACTA awards, Australian Kitty Green’s equally East European-themed The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul took Sundance’s non-fiction award.

Sundance runs until 1 February. The 2015 short film award winners are:

Short Film Grand Jury Prize
World of Tomorrow/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Don Hertzfeldt)

Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction
SMILF/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Frankie Shaw)

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
Oh Lucy! / Japan, Singapore, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Atsuko Hirayanagi)

Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction
The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul/ Australia (Director: Kitty Green)

Short Film Jury Award: Animation
Storm hits jacket/ France (Director and screenwriter: Paul Cabon)

Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting
Back Alley/ France (Director and screenwriter: Cécile Ducrocq)

Short Film Special Jury Award for Visual Poetry
Object/ Poland (Director: Paulina Skibińska)

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