Sundance Giving Up On Original Web Content?

Five years ago, the Sundance Film Festival launched a parallel online festival designed to showcase the best examples of the new genre of web film, which everyone figured was just about ready to blow up. As it turns out, web film is pretty much dead, and these days, Sundance’s online component features streaming versions of the same short films shown at its main festival. “On the one hand, the new SOFF format is exciting news: Anyone with a computer can watch some of the world’s best new short films. But SOFF’s makeover also suggests that made-for-the-web films haven’t evolved as quickly as expected.”