Sundance Institute to Host Short Film Workshop in New York on July 14


Sundance Institute invites New York area filmmakers to attend a day-long filmmaking workshop.

ShortsLab: New York offers filmmakers the opportunity to participate in an intensive one-day seminar of screenings and discussions with firsthand insight and access into the world of story development, production and exhibition of narrative short-form films.

Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival have long supported the creation and exhibition of short films. A record 8,102 short films were submitted for consideration for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Notable Sundance Institute alumni who started their careers with short films are Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes, Spike Jonze, Debra Granik, Paul Thomas Anderson, David O. Russell, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Tamara Jenkins, and Jason Reitman.

WHO: Filmmaker/actor Alex Karpovsky (Red Flag, Rubberneck, Girls), producer Mike Ryan (Old Joy, Palindromes, The Comedy), editor Melody London (Down By Law, Mystery Train, New York I Love You), filmmaker/cinematographer Jody Lee-Lipes (Wild Combination, Tiny Furniture, Martha Marcy May Marlene), filmmaker Cutter Hodierne (Fishing Without Nets), filmmaker Rashaad Ernesto Green (Gun Hill Road), filmmaker Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love), Sundance Film Festival Short Film Programmers Emily Doe and Mike Plante, and more
WHEN: Sunday, July 14
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (reception to follow)
WHERE: Brooklyn Academy of Music – BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

A video about the ShortsLabs program can be linked to at

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