The Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program is now accepting applications for its 2014 Native Lab Fellowship, a two-stage artist development program that admits four projects and commences with a filmmakers lab in May 2014.The fellowship is open to Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native film artists, who are asked to submit a proposal for an original native, documentary short, or feature length film. Click here to apply for the 2014 Native Lab Fellowship.
“We encourage artists from all tribal communities to submit their work to the Native Lab for consideration,” says Bird Runningwater (Mescalero Apache), director of the Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program. “The creative environment Sundance Institute fosters gives filmmakers an opportunity to shape their work, find a unique voice and share different perspectives through film.”
Examples of artists who have emerged from the program include Billy Luther (Miss Navajo) and Sterlin Harjo (Barking Water), whose films are available for streaming through Sundance Institute’s #ArtistServices program, as well as on Netflix.