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California Office 

Sundance Institute 

8530 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor 

Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3114

Tel: 310.360.1981 Fax: 310.360.1969

 

Utah Office 

Sundance Institute

1825 Three Kings Dr. 

Park City, UT 84060

 

Mailing: 

P.O. Box 684429 

Park City, UT 84068

Institute@sundance.org

Tel: 435.658.3456 Fax: 435.658.345

 

Website: www.sundance.org

Screenwriter’s Lab

Description

 The Screenwriters Lab is a five-day writer’s workshop that gives independent screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking. One-on-one story sessions with Creative Advisors support, challenge, and inspire the screenwriters during this intensive process of script development.

Filmmakers typically begin their participation in the Feature Film Program with the January Screenwriters Lab, the only Lab for which there is an open application. Applications for the 2011 January Screenwriters Lab are now closed. 

 

Deadline

Please check back on February 15, 2011 for the 2012 application.


Director’s Lab


Description

The Directors Lab is held for 3-4 weeks each June at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah. A total of eight projects, the vast majority of which have participated in a previous Screenwriters Lab, are invited to participate. There is no open application for the Directors Lab; rather, applicants to the January Screenwriters Lab program are considered for the June Directors Lab after their projects have been selected for the January Screenwriters Lab.

Support Provided

Over the course of the Directors Lab, the Fellows work with an accomplished group of Creative Advisors and professional production crews, rehearsing, shooting, and editing key scenes from their scripts. Through this intense, hands-on process, the Fellows push the boundaries of their scripts, allowing them to workshop text, collaborate with actors, and find a visual language for their film in an atmosphere where experimentation is encouraged. Surrounded by seasoned professionals, yet removed from the typical pressures of production, Lab Fellows are offered a unique opportunity to see the script “on its feet,” develop skills, and take risks. Directors Lab Fellows also join in the week-long Screenwriters Lab with five additional Screenwriter projects to participate in individualized story sessions under the guidance of established screenwriters.

Deadline
Check website for updates.


Film Composer’s Lab

 

Description

The Sundance Institute Composers Lab, held each summer at the Sundance Resort, provides a group of talented composers with valuable first-hand experience composing for film. By pairing participating composers with emerging filmmakers supported by the Institute's Feature Film program as well as the Institute's Documentary Film Program, the Lab aims to enhance the role of music in independent film. With leading film composers, directors, music editors, and music supervisors serving as Creative Advisors, Composers Lab Fellows work closely with filmmakers in a supportive atmosphere designed to promote experimentation and collaboration.

Support Provided

In addition to the creative support that Lab Fellows receive, Sundance Institute supplies airline travel, accommodations, and meals at Sundance Resort in Utah for each Composers Lab Fellow for the duration of the Lab.

Deadline
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Native American and Indigenous Program 


Description

The Native Program has built and sustained an Indigenous film circle. The circle of our work begins by scouting for and identifying Native American and Indigenous artists, bringing them through the mechanisms of support at Sundance to get their work made and shown, then taking the filmmakers and their work back to Native Lands. The Native Program has made strategic investments in emerging Native American filmmakers through the Sundance Institute-Ford Foundation Film Fellowship. 

Deadline
Check website for updates.



Creative Producing Summit


Description

Over the three-day gathering, the Creative Producing Summit provides a forum for top industry professionals, producers, and directors to focus on three primary avenues of dialogue: narrative producing, documentary producing, and the state of the independent film industry. As part of the Institute’s evolving commitment to independent producers, the Summit is an invitation-only event for up to 50 producers and directors identified through the full array of the Institute’s creative development programs and the Sundance Film Festival.


Contact

Anna Lei

anne_lai@sundance.org

 

 

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