Writer-director Jenny Deller and producer Kristin Fairweather have been chosen to receive FIND’s inaugural Alfred P Sloan grant.

The award is granted to one project in Fast Track, the annual film financing market that takes place during the Los Angeles Film Festival that commences on June 17.

FIND also announced the film-makers and projects selected for its eighth annual Fast Track programme, sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company.

The following projects and film-makers have been selected for 2010 Fast Track: The Dead Circus (Adam Davenport, writer-director); El Flaco (Jeff Seymann Gilbert, writer-director; David Newsom, producer); Future Weather (Jenny Deller, writer-director-producer; Kristin Fairweather, producer); Gravity (Marah Strauch, producer-director; Eric Bruggemann, producer); and The Life And Mind Of Mark DeFriest (Gabriel London, director).

The remaining five are: Look For The Light (Topaz Adizes, writer-director; Tim Hetherington, producer); Love Marriage (Soman Chainani, writer-director; Ophira Dagan, producer); The Stones (Ana Lily Amirpour, Producer/Writer/Director); The Unexpected (Tom Putnam, Writer/Director/Producer); and You’re A Big Girl Now (Mynette Louie, producer; Tze Chun, writer-director).