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Sundance Institute Announces 13 Projects for 2010 June Directors and Screenwriters Labs

By NewsDesk • Published on April 26, 2010

Sundance Institute today announced the 13 projects selected for its annual June Directors and Screenwriters Labs, taking place at the Sundance Resort in Utah June 1-25, 2010. Under the leadership of Michelle Satter, Director of the Sundance Feature Film Program, and the artistic direction of Gyula Gazdag, the projects selected for this year’s program include emerging filmmakers and projects from the United States, Ireland, the Middle East, Romania, Spain and Uzbekistan.

“In an increasingly complex landscape for independent films, we recognize the need for sustained support for filmmakers through every phase of the process. The June Lab is the centerpiece of a year-round system of residencies, grants, and tailored creative and strategic support which begins with script development and continues all the way through to engaging audiences on multiple platforms,” said Satter.

The projects and participants selected for the Directors Lab from June 1-19 are:

40 Days of Silence/Saodat Ismailova (writer/director), Uzbekistan

Bluebird/Lance Edmands (writer/director), USA

Drunktown’s Finest/Sydney Freeland (writer/director), USA

Martha Marcy May Marlene/Sean Durkin (writer/director), USA

My Favorite Nightmare/Myna Joseph (writer/director), USA

The Perfect Moment/Ondi Timoner (director) and Bruce Goodrich (writer), USA

The Ruined Cast/Dash Shaw (writer/director), USA

Shelter/Kasem Kharsa (writer/director), Egypt/USA

The Directors Lab Fellows will be joined at the Screenwriters Lab from June 20-25 by the following projects and participants:

Aqui Y Alli (Here and There)/Antonio Mendez Esparza (writer/director), Spain/USA

Nobody Walks/Ry Russo-Young (co-writer/director) and Lena Dunham (co-writer), USA

Run and Jump/Steph Green (co-writer/director) and Alibhe Keogan (co-writer), Ireland/ USA

Wolf/Bogdan Mustata (writer/director), Romania

Zero Motivation/Talya Lavie (writer/director), Israel

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