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Finback directors among Sundance, TW Foundation fellows

Documentarians Alex Jablonski (pictured, left) and Kahlil Hudson (right) are among the 12 fellows selected for the 2016 Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation Fellowship Program.
August 10, 2016

Documentarians Alex Jablonski (pictured, left) and Kahlil Hudson (right) are among the 12 fellows selected for the 2016 Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation Fellowship Program.

The fellowships and accompanying grants mark the 10th anniversary of the Institute’s year-round efforts to foster talent of diverse artists working across documentary, narrative, film music, theater, new media and from within its Native American and Indigenous programs.

Grantees will receive continued support from the Institute, from mentorship and strategic granting, to attendance at an annual Sundance Lab and the Sundance Film Festival.

Both Jablonski and Hudson serve as co-founders of Finback, a creative content agency bringing documentary-style storytelling to such brands as Filson and Ram Trucks.

Jablonski’s previous work includes the 2010 new media documentary Sparrow Songs, which screened at Sundance, SXSW and IDFA, and was nominated for a World Press Photo award.

Meanwhile, Hudson’s past works include his debut feature documentary Low & Clear, which premiered at SXSW and won an Audience Award. The film went on to screen at such festivals as True/False, Hot Docs, and IDFA.

The full list of 2016 Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation Fellows can be found here.

“Over the past 10 years, our program with the Time Warner Foundation has supported an exceptionally talented, gifted and diverse group of artists.” said Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam in a statement. “We look forward to working with this year’s class of Time Warner Fellows as they develop their craft and make a lasting impact in both their field and the artistic community as a whole.”

“We are very proud of our groundbreaking partnership with the Sundance Institute,” said Lisa Garcia Quiroz, president of the Time Warner Foundation. “Together, we are ensuring that the next generation of talented storytellers resonates deeply with our diverse global audiences, and in doing so we have redefined storytelling.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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