Sundance Institute to host short docs workshop in LA

Filmmakers Lauren Greenfield (pictured), Lucy Walker and Kirby Dick are among the speakers set for the inaugural Sundance Institute-helmed ShortsLab for documentaries.
August 15, 2014

The Sundance Institute is to host its first ShortsLab for documentaries in Los Angeles, for local filmmakers.

The one-day seminar of screenings and discussion will cover the world of short-form documentary story development, production and exhibition.

Among the inaugural ShortsLab L.A. speakers will be Rodney Ascher (Room 237), Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles) and, AJ Schnack (Kurt Cobain: About a Son), along with Academy Award-nominees Kirby Dick (The Invisible War) and Lucy Walker (Waste Land, The Crash Reel). Also present will be Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program director Tabitha Jackson and numerous Sundance Film Festival programmers.

The event will take place September 13 at Cinefamily, with a US$75 admission fee.

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