The Sundance Institute has selected 12 projects for the annual January Screenwriters Lab to be held from January 14-19, 2011 at the Sundance Resort in Utah.
The five-day writers’ workshop gives independent screenwriters the opportunity to work with creative advisors on their feature scripts through a series of one-on-one story sessions.
The projects selected for the 2011 January Screenwriters Lab are:
Adelaide / Liliana Greenfield-Sanders (writer-director)
Adelyne / Holden Abigail Osborne (writer-director)
confederacy/ Jody Lee Lipes (co-writer-director) and Jeffrey Peixoto (co-writer)
Eyes Of A Thief / Najwa Najjar (writer-director) – Palestinian territories
Imperial Dreams / Malik Vitthal (co-writer-director) and Ismet Prcic (co-writer)
In What City Does It Live? / Seng Tat Liew (writer-director) – Malaysia
La Raya / Yolanda Cruz (writer-director), Mexico-US
Little Accidents / Sara Colangelo (writer-director)
On Evil / Carlo Mirabella-Davis (writer-director)
Providence / Yaelle Kayam (writer-director) – Israel
Stem / Diane Bell (writer/director) – Scotland-US
The Western Habit / Ian Olds (co-writer-director) and Paul Felten (co-writer)
Six films supported by the Feature Film Program will screen in the US Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival next month. They are Circumstance, HERE, Little Birds, Martha Marcy May Marlene, On The Ice and Pariah.
“Our Feature Film Program’s screenwriters labs are foundations of Sundance Institute and in many ways illustrate the scope of our year-round work around the world,” executive director Keri Putnam said. “Many of the artists we have been privileged to work with have gone on to make brilliant films, and some of those films will make their world premieres at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.”
“I’m thrilled we are supporting such a diverse group of film-makers who are bringing audiences into worlds they know intimately and exploring contemporary issues in unexpected and challenging ways,” Michelle Satter, director of the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program, said. “These artists are pushing the envelope, delving into the personal and the political, and showcasing their robust individual voices and singular visions with work that is incredibly exciting in a wide spectrum of genres.”