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Morelia / Sundance Story Lab 2018 Announces its Participants

For the second year in a row, the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and the Sundance Institute’s International Program come together to create the Morelia / Sundance Story Lab, which seeks to support fiction and documentary projects through analysis and creative feedback by renowned international tutors.

Supported by the experience of the award-winning Mexican producer Bertha Navarro, the Story Lab has designed an intensive program with a creative approach which seeks to work with the participating creators on fundamental issues in their projects, such as the focus on the story that is to be told, the development of the characters and the dramatic structure.

The Morelia / Sundance Story Lab 2018 will receive eight feature-length development projects: six fiction projects in the screenplay writing stage and two documentary films in the editing stage. The participating creators will work collectively in group sessions of critique, screenings and conferences, as well as in one-on-one sessions with the tutors.

This year, the Story Lab has been open to proposals from Latin America with the purpose of enriching the dialogue between creators from different backgrounds.

The projects and participants selected this year are:

  1. Angela y Leo | Chile | Antonia Zegers, Marcela Said
  2. ¡Asalto nacional! | México | Emiliano Rocha Minter, Santiago Mohar Volkov
  3. Bienvenido a Pueblo Viejo | México | Indira Velasco, Nicolás Rojas
  4. Cosas que no hacemos | México | Bruno Santamaría, Andrea Rabasa
  5. El hoyo en la cerca | México | Lucy Pawlak, Joaquín del Paso
  6. Una muchacha normal | México | Paula Hopf
  7. La piel pulpo | Ecuador | Ana Cristina Barragán
  8. ¿Qué les pasó a las abejas? | México | Adriana Otero, Jairo Mukul

A group of specialists and tutors, including Andrea Chignoli (Chile), Tabitha Jackson (United States), Enrique Pedraza Botero (United States), Dante Harper (United States), Peter Golub (United States), Sebastián Cordero (Ecuador), Nicolas Philibert (France), Nicolás Echevarría (Mexico) and María Renée Prudencio (Mexico), will lead the group and one-on-one sessions with the participating filmmakers.

In addition, as part of the activities of the Story Lab, a master class on “Music for Film” by the specialist Peter Golub, accompanied by Leo Heiblum, will be held at this year’s FICM. The class will be open to all and will take place in the aula mater of the Colegio de San Nicolás de Hidalgoon Sunday, October 21st, at 10:00 a.m.

The Morelia / Sundance Story Lab 2018 is possible thanks to the generous support of Cinépolis, the Sundance Institute, the Morelia International Film Festival, Montblanc and Hosting House Congress, and will take place from the 16th to 21st of October 2018 in Morelia, Michoacán.