AUGUST 12 UPDATE: Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation announced on Tuesday the ten artists selected for the 2015 Sundance Institute | Time Warner Foundation Fellowship Program.
The initiative expanded this year to include support for Fellows working in new media, as well as continued support for Fellows in documentary and narrative film, theatre and film music as well as from the Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program.
Fellows attend an annual Lab and receive ongoing support from the Institute, including mentoring, strategic granting, attendance at the Sundance Film Festival and participation in screenplay readings, work-in-progress screenings and related programs and events.
Since 2007, Time Warner Foundation has supported more than 54 artists through Sundance Institute, including Fruitvale Station writer-director Ryan Coogler and Mosquita y Mari writer-director Aurora Guerrero.
The 2015 Sundance Institute | Time Warner Foundation Fellows are: Cecilia Aldarondo (Documentary Film Program); Kathryn Bostic (Film Music Program); Christopher Nataanii Cegielski (Native American and Indigenous Program, Time Warner Foundation Native Producer Fellow); Christopher Chen (Theatre Program); Nia DaCosta (Feature Film Program); Yung Jake (New Frontier); Ciara Lacy (Native American and Indigenous Program); Christopher Makoto Yogi (Feature Film Program); Blake Pickens (Native American and Indigenous Program, Time Warner Foundation Native Producer Fellow); and Alex Rivera (New Frontier).