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2019 Native Filmmaker Lab FAQ

FAQ



Do I need to be the writer of the submitted project?
  • It is strongly encouraged that the applicant is the sole writer/director.
 
Do I need to have a producer before applying?
  • Ideally you will have a producer for submission; however, strong applicants may be considered which do not supply a producer, but must confirm a producer if the project advances to the finalist stage.
 
Can my Producer or co-writer attend the Lab?
  • No. Our labs are focused on developing and supporting Writer/Directors only.
 
Can I be a Producer or Co-Producer on my film?
  • No. Our labs are focused on developing and supporting Writer/Directors only. Please note, your producer(s) do not need to identify as Native American or Indigenous.
 
Are the Lab dates flexible?
  • No. If accepted, you are required to attend the Native Filmmakers Lab to be held May 12-17, 2019 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Can I submit a incomplete script?
  • No. We require a short script  that does not exceed 15 pages. This script should not be a first draft. It should be polished and ready to present to panelists for consideration.
 
What are the eligibility requirements?
  • Candidates must be the director of submitted project.
  • Candidates must be in final stages of development.
  • Candidates must live in the United States.
  • Candidates must be available for the Lab and Sundance Film Festival
  • Candidates must identify their tribal or Indigenous affiliation
 
For additional questions, please reach out to Native_Program@Sundance.org.
For technical issues related to the application please contact FRsupport@sundance.org.