Join Feature Film Program Deputy Director Ilyse McKimmie and Sundance Lab alum Christopher Makoto Yogi (I WAS A SIMPLE MAN) for an informational session about applying for Development Track programs and fellowships, as well as Yogi's personal experience attending the Screenwriters and Directors Labs and eventually premiering I WAS A SIMPLE MAN at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The conversation will be followed by a live Q&A session to answer your questions surrounding the application process for this year's development track. If you're planning to apply, bring your questions about what we look for in an application, the right time to apply, the specifics of our programs, and more. For a complete description and eligibility information for the 2022 Development Track, please visit our website.

Panelist
Christopher Makoto Yogi is from Honolulu, Hawai‘i. His debut feature film, "August at Akiko's", had its World Premiere at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam in 2018 to critical acclaim. Richard Brody in The New Yorker put it on his list of “Best Films of 2019”. His next feature film, "I Was a Simple Man", premiered in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Previously, it participated in the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs, IFP Film Week, Film Independent's Fast Track, received a Jerome Foundation grant and a Cinereach grant. more...
Moderator
Ilyse McKimmie is the Deputy Director for Sundance Institute's Feature Film Program. She oversees the Directors and Screenwriters Labs and the Screenwriters Intensive, provides year-round creative and strategic support to alumni filmmakers, and plays a key role in the Producing Program, Episodic Program, and Interdisciplinary Program. more...

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