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Sundance Institute unveils 2018 Art of Non Fiction Fellows and Grantees

The Sundance Institute has unveiled the 10 filmmakers who are recipients of the 2018 Art of Nonfiction Fellowship and Fund. The Art of Nonfiction Fellowship supports artists by providing them with ...
October 23, 2018

The Sundance Institute has unveiled the 10 filmmakers who are recipients of the 2018 Art of Nonfiction Fellowship and Fund.

The Art of Nonfiction Fellowship supports artists by providing them with an unrestricted grant and a year-long fellowship focused on their creative goals and challenges.

This year’s Art of Nonfiction fellows are: ​artist/filmmaker, Deborah Stratman​​; ​2012 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award recipient, Natalia Almada (pictured, right); Academy Award-nominated doc filmmaker Sam Green (left); ​​and Sky Hopinka, a ​Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellow at Harvard University.

The Art of Nonfiction Fund, meanwhile, provides grants to filmmakers whose works are in the early stages and offers an unique cinematic approach. The chosen artists have access to a variety of Sundance Institute programs and opportunities open only to alumni, and continuing creative support from the Documentary Film Program.

The 2018 Art of Nonfiction grantees are: ​filmmaker/photographer/multi-media artist, Jem Cohen; filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson, videographer essayists Kevin B. Lee and Chloé Galibert-Laîné; The New Yorker featured video/photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier; ​​and ​artist/director Leilah Weinraub.

“Our intention with this program is to provide artist-based support to nonfiction filmmakers operating outside of formal convention,​ those ​​contributing unique texture to the ​documentary landscape,​”​ said ​John Cardellino​​, producer of Art of Nonfiction​, in a statement.

Art of Nonfiction is supported by Cinereach, with additional support provided by Genuine Article Pictures and Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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