The 71 short films screening at The Sundance Film Festival next month have been announced, and it looks like we'll be getting a little taste of everything -- including one film that stars real-life lovers Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhaal. (Hmm, I wonder if Sarsgaard seduced her with his creepy, quiet charm?) Directed by Andrew Zuckerman, High Falls features Sarsgaard and Gyllenhaal as a husband and wife whose relationship runs into trouble after the two confess something (that they both despise Grey's Anatomy and cannot, for the life of them, understand why anyone watches the damn show?) to their best friend.

The 71 shorts were chosen amongst a whopping 4,445 submissions, and in total there are 19 countries represented. The shorts were then separated into two categories, U.S. and international, and broken down into three sub-categories: dramatic, documentary and animated. Perhaps the greatest news to come from this announcement is that 50 of the 71 shorts will be available online at the Sundance website for free from January 18 through April 18. How cool is that? I mean, how fricking cool is that? Of course, this means I shall be dedicating a few Eat My Shorts columns to those shorts playing Sundance, picking out my favorites and discussing them with you. As always, Cinematical will have a team of writers at Sundance where we'll be bringing you everything from reviews to interviews to photoblogs to, well, that last one is a surprise (but I will not count out James suddenly taking off his shirt and serenading the camera with his rendition of You've Lost That Loving Feeling).

A full list of shorts playing this year's festival is waiting for you after the jump, courtesy of the official Sundance Film Fest website ...