Sundance Institute has selected 12 projects for the annual January Screenwriters Lab to be held in Utah from January 15-20.

This year’s group includes film-makers from around the world, connected by the common thread that each project represents “the inimitable, personal vision of its creator in a way that will challenge and engage audiences.”

The five-day writers’ workshop will feature creative advisors such as Lab artistic director Scott Frank and Richard LaGravenese, Sebastian Cordero, Naomi Foner, Rodrigo Garcia and Deena Goldstone.

Feature Film Program director Michelle Satter (pictured) said for the first time the Lab would support a transmedia project embracing multi-media platforms for the stories.

Seven Feature Film Program alumni will screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival: Howl, Night Catches Us, Three Backyards, Boy, Son Of Babylon, Women Without Men, and The Tacqwacores.

The 12 projects are:

  • Bluebird by Lance Edmands (US)
  • Canary by Craig Zobel (US)
  • Drunktown’s Finest by Sydney Freeland (US)
  • 40 Days Of Silence by Saodat Ismailova (Uzbekistan)
  • HiM by Lance Weiler and Chuck Wendig (US)
  • How Many Trainings Must I Take Before I Can Be As Hard As Steel? By Cao Baoping (China)
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene by Sean Durkin (US)
  • May In The Summer by Cherien Dabis (US-Jordan)
  • My Favorite Nightmare by Myna Joseph (US)
  • Postcards From The Zoo by Edwin and Daud Sumolang (Indonesia)
  • Slobs And Nags by Dash Shaw (US)
  • Unicorn Store by Samantha McIntyre (US)