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Send A Filmmaker To Sundance

By Sara Pollack

YouTube Film

Drum roll please…the prestigious programming team at the Sundance Film Festival has reviewed the many outstanding films submitted to this year's Project Direct short film competition and the results are in!

We were thrilled to see so many of you who competed in last year's contest return for more, and we were equally thrilled to see so much new talent alongside them.

In fact, some of last year's finalists made it into the top 10 once again, proving that filmmakers on YouTube are not one-hit wonders, but consistent, talented storytellers.

Now it's up to all of you to decide which of these 10 filmmakers will make it to the 2009 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT.

The filmmakers' challenge was to create a short film including 3 specific props: a red phone and 2 other props made famous by films from the Sundance Film Festival's 25 year history.

Your challenge is to watch them all and vote for your favorites at

For a sneak peek of the top 10, check out Darren Aronofsky's video announcing the finalists:

Now start voting! You have until 11:59PM EST on January 3rd to cast your ballot.


Sara P.