Call for Applications: Sundance Institute's Native American Filmmakers Fellowship Lab

The Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program has created a fellowship to provide direct support to emerging Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaskan Native film artists working in the United States. The program is designed to support filmmakers working to strengthen their craft, develop their voice, and advance current projects toward production.

The Native Lab Fellowship is a two-stage development opportunity for filmmakers with short film scripts. The first stage of development is an intensive five-day workshop (May 20-24, 2013). During the workshop, fellows receive intensive feedback on their projects from established screenwriters and directors. Held during the Sundance Film Festival, the second stage of the fellowship is intended to help advance fellows' careers by providing networking opportunities with film professionals who advise them about the business of cinema.

Submissions will be judged on their originality, artistic voice, and potential to advance toward production. Submitted scripts/stories need not be about a specific culture or theme. All stories are welcome and contemporary stories are encouraged.

Deadline: February 1, 2013

Visit the Fellowship's webpage for complete program information, an FAQ, and application requirements.