Sundance Institute today announced the eight projects selected for the annual Documentary Edit and Story Labs in Utah from June 19-27 and July 3-11.

The Queen Of Versailles

The Labs focus on projects in the latter stages of post-production and this year’s topics include transgender parents, the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and education and poverty.

Recent participants in the Documentary Edit and Story Lab include (T)ERROR, The Queen Of Versailles (pictured) and The Kill Team.

“The work of this year’s fellows is a reflection of some of the richness and purpose to be found in contemporary non-fiction storytelling,” said Documentary Film Program director Tabitha Jackson.

“We are excited not just about the projects, but also about the alchemy that will happen on the mountain when these directors and editors, first-time and mid-career, national and international come together to form the creative connections that will continue to inspire them in their brave and challenging work.”

Creative Advisors for the June 19-27 session are Marshall Curry, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, Tom Haneke, Mary Lampson, Geoffrey Richman and Jean Tsien.

Editors serving as Creative Advisors for the July 3-11 session are Robb Moss, Kate Amend, Richard Hankin, Shannon Kennedy, Victor Livingston and Jeff Malmberg.

Artists and projects selected for the 2015 Documentary Edit and Story Labs are:

The Bad Kids
Directors: Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe
Editor: Jacob Bricca

Co-Directors: Jessica Dimmock and Christopher LaMarca
Editor: Fiona Otway

Freedom Fighters (working title)
Director: Jamie Meltzer
Editor: Jeff Gilbert

Newtown (working title)
Director: Kim A Snyder
Editor: Gabriel Rhodes

Beitar (working title)
Director: Maya Zinshtein
Editor: Noam Amit

Memories Of A Penitent Heart
Director: Cecilia Aldarondo
Editor: Hannah Buck

The Peacemaker
Director: James Demo
Editor: Erin Casper

The Lovers And The Despot
Co-Directors: Ross Adam and Rob Cannan
Editor: Jim Hession