Heart-stop-224x125Sundance has announced this year's Jury-prize winning shorts, and one of the winners is already available to watch online free. In total there are ten shorts online, and you don't have to be in Park City to see them. Here's one short that's embeddable -- note that it is not for the faint of heart (bad pun intended... there is a fair amount of surgery shown):

According to NPR, the patient, Craig Lewis, lived for about a month with the pulse-free artificial heart before unfortunately succumbing to Amyloidosis, which affects many organs in the body (not just the heart).

Yahoo's got an additional ten Sundance shorts available at the link below. Here are their synopses:

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Jim and Dave, two brothers who don’t like each other very much, are forced to come together when their dad dies in Kansas City. Dave is pretty sure he has an Alonzo Mourning Skybox Series rookie card, but Jim has other ideas. (Dir. Todd Sklar)

A meditation on life, death, and synchronized swimming. (Dir. Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari)

The Arm
To keep up with social pressure in a technologically advanced world, Chance starts a texting relationship with Genevieve—a girl he meets at a yogurt shop. But tragedy forces Chance to realize that he was never in a relationship at all. (Dir. Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos, Jessie Ennis)

Dol (First Birthday)
A gay Korean American man yearns for a family life that is just out of reach. (Dir. Andrew Ahn)

The Debutante Hunters
In the low country of South Carolina, some true southern belles reveal their more rugged side, providing a glimpse into what drives them to hunt in the wild. (Dir. Maria White)

Meet nine-year-old Ted Henley, budding motel manager and roadkill entrepreneur. (Dir. Craig Macneill)

Una Hora por Favora
A woman hires a day laborer for an hour and gets more than she bargained for. (Dir. Jill Soloway)

Long Distance Information
Father always told us, “Never talk to strangers,” . . . But surely we have to phone home sometimes? (Dir. Douglas Hart)

Odysseus’ Gambit
During his lifetime, each man plays cosmic chess against the devil. (Dir. Àlex Lora Cercos)

Link: Sundance Shorts at Yahoo

[via Filmmaker Magazine]