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Dreaming Big in the YouTube Screening Room

By Sara Pollack

Entertainment Marketing Manager

Filmmaking is all about dreaming big. From taking a flicker of an idea, fleshing it out into a script, getting it in the can, and shepherding it from the editing suite to the big screen; it's a harrowing process often driven by a filmmaker's vision and ambition.

That's why today, we're proud to announce a brand new, six-week YouTube Screening Room program in conjunction with the Sundance Director's Lab and sponsored by Honda, celebrating the power of dreams. To start, we're bringing you four short films from celebrated directors Peter Sollett ("Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist"), Joshua Marston ("Maria Full of Grace"), Tamara Jenkins ("The Slums of Beverly Hills"), and Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (Half Nelson), all of whom attended the Sundance Director's Lab on their way to making critically-acclaimed independent films.

Stay tuned, because in two weeks we'll be bringing you exclusive footage from inside the 2009 Sundance Director's Lab, where some of the world's most promising young directors are developing and fine-tuning their dream projects with leading industry consultants.