Sundance Institute recently announced participants for its weeklong Producers Lab, taking place July 25 – 29. Five fiction film and five nonfiction producers and their projects have been selected for the Producers Labs. The Labs support emerging independent producers and engage the community of veteran producers who sustain the vibrancy and vitality of independent film. Under the guidance of advisors, the Labs allow fellows to deepen the creative potential of their projects, develop their creative instincts and evolve their storytelling, communication and problem-solving skills at all stages of their project.
This year, Stamps MFA candidate Razi Jafri (MFA ’22) was selected for his film, “Loyalty,” an all-access look inside the military and the fight for religious freedom led by three courageous Muslim chaplains. The film explores why Muslim service members defend a country that does not always defend them and how they reconcile this contradiction amidst growing white supremacy and violent hate crimes against religious minorities.
sundance.org | Sundance Institute Announces 10 Producers Lab Fellows, Summit Panelists and Conversations