Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
At most of the major film festivals, cute little mini-shorts run before each screening. These shorts, called bumpers, usually focus on the theme of that year’s festival. Sundance bumpers often focus on the independent spirit or going against the system. Smaller film festivals like SXSW or Fantastic Fest usually aim for funny. My friend Neil from Film School Rejects shot me an email making me aware that this year’s SXSW bumpers (created by Joe Nicolosi) are now online. You can watch a couple of my favorites embedded after the jump, which includes an independent film version of Super Mario Bros.