The Sundance Institute
partnered with MediaStorm to leverage the power of the MediaStorm Platform
to distribute the winning films of the 2015 Sundance Short Film Challenge
The Sundance Institute’s Short Film Challenge, hosted in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
, is a collection of stories that place a spotlight on what is shared across humanity regardless of economic, cultural and geographic differences. These films illustrate how we can support one another to end poverty and hunger once and for all. This year’s stories are from five amateur filmmakers from Nigeria, Mexico, India, and the U.S.; as well as four films from professionals including Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady; Gael Garcia Bernal
; Diego Luna
; and Marialy Rivas
The films premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and will be available for free via the MediaStorm Platform and on sundance.com.
"The MediaStorm Platform gives us a chance to distribute and engage with audiences in exciting new ways, bringing more context and interaction to the Short Film Challenge where we have 14 total short films. We're able to share and control and enhance the presentation using the tools we found with MediaStorm."
— Joseph Beyer, Director of Digital Initiatives, Sundance Institute