2019 Native Filmmakers Lab

Through all the years of the Native Program's work, there has been the creation and sustaining of an Indigenous film circle. The circle of our work begins by scouting for and identifying Native artists, bringing them through the mechanisms of Sundance Institute support to get their work made and shown, then taking the filmmakers and their work back to Native lands to inspire new generations of filmmakers. The newly created Native Filmmakers Lab is a vital part of the circle, it is the beginning and the end and the connection point where the circle continues infinitely.

Participants will engage deeply in development of work on individual projects, help to strengthen the stories and the craft of the filmmakers, and start charting a path towards production. Eventually these films will be made and we'll bring them back to Native lands, so as to keep the Indigenous film circle flowing strongly.

  • Projects
As you use our Online Archives, please understand that the information presented from Festivals, Labs, and other activities is taken directly from official publications from each year. While this information is limited and doesn't necessarily represent the full list of participants (e.g. actors and crew), it is the list given to us by the main film/play/project contact at the time, based on the space restrictions of our publications. Each entry in the Online Archives is meant as a historical record of a particular film, play, or project at the time of its involvement with Sundance Institute. For this reason, we can only amend an entry if a name is misspelled, or if the entry does not correctly reflect the original publication. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected]