Film Independent has announced the fellows for its seventh-annual Directors Lab, which runs in Los Angeles until April 16.

Keith Gordon, who directed the feature film version of The Singing Detective and also Waking The Dead, will teach the Lab along with The Five Senses director Jeremy Podeswa.

Guests speakers include Bill Condon, Laura Dern, Billy Ray, Catherine Hardwicke, Nicole Holofcener, editor Jeff Ford, Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer.

This year's participants and their projects are:

  • Eric Escobar - Army Of One
  • Silas Howard - Exactly Like You
  • Joshua Leonard - Spectacular Regret
  • Alonso Mayo - The Story Of Luke
  • Nicki Paluga - The Swiss Village
  • Robbie Pickering - Natural Selection
  • Sharat Raju - Sacred Grounds
  • Amie Williams - Jua Kali