The Sundance Institute will bring a series of workshops for
emerging screenwriters, directors and multidisciplinary artists to Miami and
Philadelphia over the coming year, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight
The first workshop in the series is the Sundance Institute
Screenwriters Intensive in Philadelphia on October 26, co-hosted with the
Scribe Video Center. Emerging writers in Philadelphia with feature-length
narrative screenplays are invited to apply, and from these, as many as 12
participants will be selected. The workshop will be led by veteran screenwriter
Joan Tewkesbury (Robert Altman classics “Nashville” and “Thieves Like Us”).
Additional events in Philadelphia and Miami to take place in
the coming year include a New Frontier Flash Lab for artists working at the
convergence of film, art, media, live performance, music and technology; and
ShortsLabs for filmmakers on the making of short films.
Four artists will be selected from these programs to attend
the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, running January 16-26. There, the Knight
Fellows will attend specially curated screenings and panels.