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Nicole Holofcener
Sundance Institute's filmmaking labs quietly make a difference
Sundance Institute's filmmaking labs quietly make a difference

For most folks, the phrase "Sundance," besides the famous association with Robert Redford, invokes the annual well-covered film festival in snowy Utah. The larger Sundance Institute, founded by Redford in 1981, also puts on other events, including the new Next Fest in Los Angeles this weekend and a just-announced program in Hong Kong. Yet arguably one of the most vital programs of the Sundance Institute is one that the public never sees and many people have little awareness of — its filmmaking labs. Though programs are put on throughout the year and around the world, it is the lab programs at the Sundance Resort in Utah that perhaps best capture their spirit, a mix of...

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