Sundance films available online for free

MUMBAI: The Sundance Institute and Sundance Channel announced the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and said their short films will be available across the world for free on and will be for sale on the iTunes Store, Netflix and Xbox 360. Premiering 18 January and running all 10 days of the Festival, audiences worldwide can view one short film each day of the Festival for free for 24 hours at


This year’s short films include sophisticated animation, compelling nonfiction work, action-packed dramas, outrageous comedies, and everything in between. The 2008 Sundance Film Festival runs 17 to 27 January in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.


With this, Sundance Institute helps build audiences for short films through partnerships with the iTunes Movie Store, Xbox LIVE, the online entertainment network for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, and through Netflix’s instant watching feature on the company’s member website.


Presented in collaboration with Sundance Channel, a selection of 45 short films from the 2008 Sundance Film Festival shorts will launch simultaneously on all three platforms beginning 18 January 2008 and run through 2011.