NEWPORT, VT - A 2002 North Country High School graduate and film director, Michael Tyburski, had his most recent short film, "Palimpsest," selected for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, which takes place later this month in Park City, Utah.Founded by director and actor Robert Redford in 1981, the Sundance Film Festival celebrates independent film and is know as a showcase for breakout films by first-time filmmakers, as well as a venue for established filmmakers to premiere higher profile films. This year's festival received a record 12,146 submissions; "Palimpsest" was one of only 65 short films selected.Michael lives in New York City where he directs narrative, documentary, and commercial work. Recent works include projects for Microsoft, Verizon, Four Seasons, Chase and GE (see more at: michaeltyburski.com). He's currently in post-production on a documentary that profiles urban farmers who built the world's largest rooftop farm in Brooklyn, NY. He has plans to direct a narrative feature film set in the Northeast Kingdom.Michael is the son of Fred and Charlotte Tyburski of Derby.