The director of the upcoming film Ad Inexplorata gains creative and strategic support from the Sundance Institute.

The annual Sundance Institute/NHK Award was presented to Rosenberg at a private ceremony in Park City.

The award was created in 1996 to recognise visionary filmmakers and pledges development, financial and production support.

Previous Sundance Institute/NHK Award recipients include Beasts Of The Southern Wild and May In The Summer, which premiered at Sundance last year.

Ad Inexplorata follows the story of Captain Stanaforth, an astronaut on an endless mission into the cosmic abyss.