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Attention Filmmakers: Sundance Institute is Bringing New Documentary ShortsLab to Los Angeles

Photo of Shipra Gupta By Shipra Gupta | Indiewire August 14, 2014 at 3:28PM

The Sundance Institute's inaugural short-form documentary lab will take place at the Cinefamily on September 13.
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Phase 4 Films Still from 'The Crash Reel'

The Sundance Institute has announced that it will be hosting a ShortsLab in Los Angeles next month. The focus of the lab will be exclusively on short-form documentary filmmaking.

Unlike most of the Institute's other Lab programs, the ShortsLab is a ticketed event and therefore does not require filmmakers to submit an application of any kind. Filmmakers who decide to attend will participate in a day-long seminar that consists of both screenings and question/answer sessions with prominent documentarians, as well as the Sundance Documentary Film programming team.

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Per the Institute's press release, featured speakers include: Rodney Ascher ("Room 237"), Academy Award nominee Kirby Dick ("The Invisible War"), Lauren Greenfield ("The Queen of Versailles"), AJ Schnack ("Kurt Cobain: About a Son"), Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker ("The Crash Reel") and Tabitha Jackson, Director, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program).

For more information and to purchase tickets, which retail at $75, you can visit the ShortsLab page on the Institute's website.

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