Sundance Institute has selected 12 projects for the annual January Screenwriters Lab to be held from January 9-14.

The five-day writer's workshop is designed to give independent screenwriters the chance to work intensively on their feature scripts with the support of established writers.

The projects selected for the 2009 January Screenwriters Lab are:

Beasts Of The Southern Wild (USA) Benh Zeitlin (co-writer/director)
and Lucy Alibar (co-writer)
Fuga Mortis (USA/Russia) Kirill Mikhanovsky (writer/director)
Howl (USA) Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (co-writers/co-directors)
I'm Down (USA) Mishna Wolff (writer)
My Brother The Devil (UK/Egypt) Sally El Hosaini (co-writer/director)
Porfirio (Brazil/Ecuador) Alejandro Landes (writer/director)
On The Ice (USA) Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (writer/director)
On Speaking Terms (Mexico) Carlos Contreras (writer)
Scoutmasters (USA) Todd Rohal (writer/director)
The Story Of Ram (USA/India) Ritesh Batra (writer/director)
Untitled Elgin James Project (USA) Elgin James (writer)
Zeroes And Ones (USA) Avi Zev Weider (writer/director).