Sundance’s 13: Visionary Independent Storytellers

 Eimi Imanishi, Amirah Tajdin, Suzanne Andrews, Beth de Araújo, Roger Ross Williams, David Teague, Marcos Díaz Sosa, Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr.

Eimi Imanishi, Amirah Tajdin, Suzanne Andrews, Beth de Araújo, Roger Ross Williams, David Teague, Marcos Díaz Sosa, Lyle Mitchell Corbine, Jr.

Deportation from Europe, a Muslim drag queen returning to Mombasa, violence against women in Juarez, a gay lucha libra wrestler, kids growing up in a shadow of cartel violence—these and many more stories will find their audience with support of Sundance. 

Thirteen new independent feature projects from the U.S., Cuba, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, and Palestine have been selected for the 2018 Sundance Institute Director and Screenwriters Labs. The Directors Lab has already started and will help directors to drive creative growth under the guidance of industry advisors, actors, and production crews. The Screenwriters Lab is a similar hands-on experience for screenwriters benefitting from one-on-one support from Institute advisors.  

Sundance has an established history of supporting visual storytellers and their bold visions, and this year’s selected projects as diverse as they are, have one thing in common— their creators explore contemporary issues and our essential humanity.

 Andrew Bruntel, Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski, Ihab Jadallah, Isaiah Saxon, Tatiana Huezo, Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, Alicia Ortega

Andrew Bruntel, Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski, Ihab Jadallah, Isaiah Saxon, Tatiana Huezo, Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, Alicia Ortega

从欧洲驱逐,回到蒙巴萨的穆斯林女王,在华雷斯反对暴力侵害妇女,同性恋摔跤手,在卡特尔暴力阴影下长大的孩子——这些以及更多的故事将在圣丹斯的支持下找到他们的观众。

2018年圣丹斯协会主管以及研究室编剧选定了来自美国、古巴、肯尼亚、墨西哥、摩洛哥和巴勒斯坦的13个新的独立特色项目。研究室已经开始行动,并将帮助导演们在行业顾问、演员和制作团队的指导下推动创意成长。编剧研究室受益于协会顾问一对一的支持, 也将为编剧提供类似的实践经验。

圣丹斯有一个悠久的历史,支持视觉故事讲述者和他们的大胆设想,尽管今年的选择项目有很多不同的地方,但是有一个共同点——创作者都探索了当代问题和我们的基本人性。

The Maker