Indigenous Showcase: Sundance Native Lab Shorts
We are proud to begin the 9th Annual Indigenous Showcase on Friday, January 15th featuring a series of Sundance Native Lab Shorts.
"Native American and Indigenous filmmakers are rooted in a long and deep tradition of storytelling," said Sundance Institute president and founder Robert Redford. "I am proud of the work that Sundance Institute has done over the past 20 years to encourage Native American artists to share their stories, take risks with their work, and to both share with their communities and to give of their time and expertise to encourage younger Native American artists to do the same. Their stories enrich and inspire us all."
2014 marked the 20th anniversary of Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program with a series of events around the country for Native artists and the public.
True to founder Robert Redford's original vision, the Institute maintains a strong commitment to supporting Native and Indigenous filmmakers. The Native program has built and sustained a unique support cycle for Indigenous artists through grants, labs, mentorships, a fellowship program at the Sundance Film Festival, and screenings for Native communities to inspire new generations of storytellers. Currently operating programs in the United States, Canada, and formerly New Zealand and Australia, the Institute has established a rich legacy of work by supporting more than 300 Native and Indigenous filmmakers, including Taika Waititi, Sterlin Harjo, Billy Luther, Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, Aurora Guerrero, Sydney Freeland and Yolanda Cruz.
In honor of the work produced by the Native American and Indigenous Program, Indigenous Showcase will feature a selection of shorts.
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