US non-profit group NationalVideo Resources (NVR) has unveiled the 20 recipients of its Media ArtsFellowships and two additional awards to artists of exceptional promise.
Recipientsinclude Down To The Bone director DebraGranik, whose Church Ave is thestory of a streetwise Brooklyn man, Nanobah Becker whose feature Full is about a gay Navajo man and Selena Burks, whose Fuse is the story of a young woman's years as a runaway.
Formerrecipients include Hustle And Flow director Craig Brewer and Forty Shades Of Blue director Ira Sachs.
NVRhas also signed an agreement with the Buenos Aires International IndependentCinema Festival (BAFICI) to support film, video and multimedia artists inMexico.
The NVR wasfounded in 1990 by the Rockefeller Foundation. For the full list of fellowsvisit www.MediaArtists.org.