Sundance picks its best short films
Published: January 23, 2013 09:02AM
Updated: January 23, 2013 09:02AM
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| courtesy Sundance Institute A lower-league soccer referee is the hero of "The Whistle," a Polish short film that received the Short Film Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Grzegorz Zariczny's "The Whistle," a Polish short film about a lowly football referee striving for something better in life, was picked as the best short film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

The festival threw its awards party for short films Tuesday night at Jupiter Bowl in Park City.

Other winners:

Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction • "Whiplash," written and directed by Damien Chazelle.

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction • "The Date," written and directed by Jenni Toivoniemi (Finland).

Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction • "Skinningrove," directed by Michael Almereyda.

Short Film Jury Award: Animation • "Irish Folk Furniture," directed by Tony Donoghue (Ireland).

Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting • Joel Nagle in "Palimpsest," directed by Michael Tyburski, written by Tyburski and Ben Nabors.

Short Film Special Jury Award • "Until the Quet Comes," written and directed by Kahlil Joseph.