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SUNDANCETV.COM TO FEATURE AWARD-WINNING SHORT FILMS FROM THE 2018 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL The Films Are Available Exclusively on the Network’s Website and TVE Platform Now With More to be Added Throughout the Year

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NEW YORK, NY –  April 23, 2018 – SundanceTV, the official television network of the Sundance Film Festival, today announced that three short films from the 2018 Festival will launch exclusively on the network’s website, SundanceTV.com, and the SundanceTV TVE app today, with more to come later in the year.  The network has also developed a new destination on SundanceTV.com to host these films, one of which won the top prize at this year’s festival and two of which are animated.

“The Sundance brand is synonymous with great storytelling, and we are pleased to offer an extension of that content on our website for fans of SundanceTV,” said Kevin Dreyfuss, vice president of digital content, AMC and SundanceTV.

Below please find the line-up of films:

Matria

Faced with the challenges presented in her daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge in the relationship that unites her to her daughter and granddaughter.

  • Written and Directed by Alvaro Gago
  • Run time: 20:22
  • Spain
  • The Grand Jury Prize Winner for Short Films at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival; Best National Short Film at Spain’s Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid

Manivald

Manivald, a fox, is turning 33. Overeducated, unemployed and generally uninspired, he lives with his overbearing, retired mother and spends his days learning piano while she makes his coffee and washes his socks. It is an easy life, but not a good one. Their unhealthy co-dependence is about to collapse when the washing machine breaks down and Toomas, a sexy and adventurous wolf repairman, arrives to fix it, and them.

  • Directed by Chintis Lundgren
  • Written by Chintis Lundgren, Drasko Ivezic
  • Run time: 12:57
  • Country: Croatia
  • Winner “Best Croatian Film” at Animafest Zagreb 2017; Award for Best Script at Ottowa International Film Festival 2017; Program ‘A’ Audience Choice Award at NYC Short Film Festival 2017; Special Distinctions of the Jury at Animanima 2017

The Burden

The Burden is a dark, animated musical that takes place in a modern marketplace next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues, portrayed as animals, deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical numbers.

  • Written and Directed by Niki Lindroth Von Bahr
  • Song Lyrics: Martin Luuk
  • Run time: 14:10
  • Country: Sweden

About SundanceTV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination.  SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundancetv.com, on demand and mobile.

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