It’s old news that the Sundance Film Festival has gone corporate. Some still protest that fact.
Separately, iTunes is also making available for a small fee ($1.99 each) a total of 32 short films that have been presented at this year’s festival. But, let us offer you this small tip: these videos can be streamed at no cost from the Sundance web site.
Finally, on to YouTube. The poster child of the Web 2.0 movement, YouTube has created a channel dedicated to the Sundance festival. And here visitors can find daily video coverage of the festival, interviews with filmmakers, and video blogs that capture the festival experience from the vantage point of independent filmmakers. To give you a feel for what you’ll find in the YouTube channel, we’ve posted a sample video, which features filmmaker Arin Crumley reviewing (with some salty language, hence caveat emptor) the short films shown on Day 2 of the festival: