Several Sundance alumni got their starts with short films, from Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson and Spike Jonze (who will attend ShortsLab: LA) to Debra Granik, David O. Russell and Tamara Jenkins.
Sundance's Keri Putnam states:
“ShortsLabs are an extension of the more intensive filmmaking Labs Sundance Institute has hosted for more than three decades. ShortsLabs give filmmakers the opportunity to improve their storytelling techniques, learn about the world of production, and explore platforms to showcase their work in an environment that celebrates and fosters individual voices.”
Saturday, August 11
Featured participants to include: Spike Jonze, Azazel Jacobs, Joshua Leonard, Nicholas McCarthy, Nick Offerman and Sundance programmers Mike Plante and Lisa Ogdie.
ShortsLab: LA is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.