Press 11 DEC 2018

A Belgian animated short film selected at Sundance

The Sundance Institute has announced the official selection for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival in January 2019. Belgian animated short film Count Your Curses, directed by Lorène Yavo, will be presented in competition.

Presented in Animated Short Films’ competition, Count Your Curses by Lorène Yavo tells the story of supernatural beings who are part of everyday life in a town. Two roommates had their house spirit devoured overnight, again. They go on their way to find a replacement spirit and a solution to their pest problem.

Produced by l’Atelier de production de la Cambre, Count Your Curses has been directed by a young Belgian director. Graduated from secondary school in 2012, Lorène Yavo started her studies in the animated cinema at La Cambre. In 2017, she directed Count Your Curses.

Our newly-expanded programming team took in a full spectrum of human experience across genres and formats in creating this year’s Festival program,” said Kim Yutani, the Festival’s director of programming. “This year’s crop of shorts are rowdy, reflective, visionary,” senior programmer Mike Plante added. “We are excited to discover so many new voices and perspectives on today’s world.

The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the United States. The Festival takes place annually in Park City, Utah and comprises competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, both feature films and short films, and a group of out-of-competition sections, including NEXT, New Frontier, Spotlight, Midnight, Premieres, and Documentary Premieres.. This 2019 edition will take place from January 24 to February 3.