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Sundance names 22 doc Fellows

Sundance Institute has announced the 22 Fellows representing nine documentary film projects participating in the 2013 Documentary Edit and Story Labs, set to run from Jun 21-29 and Jul 5-13 at Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah.

Documentary Film Program (DFP) staff and creative advisors will join the Fellows in the process.

The Fellows for the Jun 21-29 Documentary Edit and Story Lab are: Director Kirsten Johnson and editor Amanda Laws for A Blind Eye (US); co-directors and editor Ed Pincus and Lucia Small for Elephant In The Room (US); co-directors Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting and editor Edgar Burcksen for The Last Hijack (US-Netherlands); director Andrew James and editor Jason Tippet for Street Fighting Man (US); and director Alexander Nanau and editor Mirceau Olteanu for Totonel (Romania).

The Fellows for the Jul 5-13 Documentary Edit and Story Lab are: Director Elizabeth ‘Chai’ Vasarhelyi and editor Jay Freund for An African Spring (US); co-directors Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly and editor Leslie Simmer for The Homestretch (US); co-directors Tracy Draz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo and editor Jim Hession for Rich Hill (US); and director Yance Ford and editor Shannon Kennedy for Strong Island (US).

“Sundance Institute provides support to film projects at all moments in their lifecycle, and our Documentary Edit and Story Labs focus specifically on critical moments of post-production,” said Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam [pictured]. “As with all of our Labs, we are grateful to the Fellows for sharing their work with us and to the creative advisors for their generous and innumerable contributions to our Fellows’ projects.”

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