The Sundance Institute has announced the second batch offilmmakers to receive training and creative suport through Annenberg Filmfellowships.
The Annenberg Film Fellows Programme provides stipends,residencies and creative support to six filmmakers each year and was launchedin April 2004 with a $5m grant from Annenberg Foundation trustee CharlesAnnenberg Weingarten.
The Fellows and their projects are:
* David Kaplan, whose project Year Of The Fish is an animated version of Cinderella setin New York's Chinatown;
* D W Harper, director of Dreamland, a tale of domestic terrorism told from the viewpoint of Oklahomabomber Timothy McVeigh;
* Hilary Brougher's Stephanie Daley, a drama about a teenage girl accused of murdering her child.(Brougher was the filmmaker behind 1997's indie sci-fi The Sticky Fingers ofTime);
* Stew's We Can See Today,a 1970s Los Angeles-set community drama centering on two families, one black,the other Jewish;
* Elisabeth Subrin's Up,a psychodrama about a young woman whose manic depression takes hold as herdot.com company collapses;
* and Taika Waititi's Something Beginning With Love, a comedy about two misfits.
"We all know how difficult it is to bring films from thepage to the screen, but as recipients of Annenberg Film Fellowships, thesefilmmakers will find it easier to focus on their filmmaking - which, after all,is exactly what they should be doing," Ken Brecher, executive director of theSundance Institute, said.