Joel Stein Goes Campaigning in Sundance

What's better than getting your short film screened at a festival? Winning would be nice

Illustration by John Ueland

I am an artist. This is something I've known my entire life, but it was nice to have it officially recognized by the Sundance Film Festival. This year the festival accepted Joel Stein's Completely Unfabricated Adventures into its short-film competition--one of only 96 entries chosen out of 5,632 submissions. Getting a short into Sundance is more difficult than getting into Harvard and an even greater indication that you have rich parents.

As with many works of great art, JSCUA was conceived when a website owned by the director of Airplane! gave me $2,000 for the right to computer-animate an old column...

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