The Film Lab


THE 3RD ANNUAL FILM LAB

Presented by the Sun Valley Film Festival and Tito’s Handmade Vodka

The Film Lab, hosted by Sundance’s Director of Programming Trevor Groth, provides an opportunity for two work-in-progress films to compete for $10,000 in finishing funds from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. This year, narrative feature Unloveable, directed by Suzi Yoonessi, written by Sarah Adina Smith, Charlene deGuzman, Mark Duplass and produced by Jen Roskind, goes head-to-head against Suzannah Herbert and Lauren Belfer’s documentary, Break the Hold.

2017 FILM LAB FINALISTS:

Unlovable

SCREENING: Friday, 4:30│Cinetransformer

Director: Suzi Yoonessi
Writers: Charlene deGuzman, Sarah Adina Smith, and Mark Duplass
Producer: Jen Roskind
Executive Producers: Sarah Smick, Ian Michaels, Cary Anderson
Co-Producer: Louise Shore
Associate Producers: Molly Hale, Patton Oswalt, Matt Watson
Cinematography: Moira Morel
Cast: Charlene deGuzman, John Hawkes, Melissa Leo

A sex and love addicted woman learns what real intimacy is when she starts making music with a reclusive man.

 

BREAK THE HOLD

SCREENING: Saturday, 4:30│Cinetransformer

Writer/Director: Suzannah Herbert
Writer/Producer: Lauren Belfer
Producers: Steven Klein, Mary Rohlich, Seth Gordon
Executive Producers: Micheline Levine
Consulting Producer: Sam Pollard
Cinematographer: Sinisa Kukic
Editor: Emily Clifton

For four young athletes at a failing high school in distressed Huntsville, Alabama, wrestling is about more than winning; it’s about breaking the limits imposed by their circumstances.

GRAND PRIZE: $7,000 in finishing funds

RUNNER UP: $3,000 in finishing funds

 
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