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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 Foundation.

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.