The Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition has announced Rafel Duran Torrent from Barcelona, Spain, as their grand prize winner. Torrent has been awarded $100K for his short film “Cyborg Foundation.” You can watch the winning film below.
The cash prize was presented to Torrent during a ceremony at the Sundance Film Festival. As part of Focus Forward’s collaboration with the fest, Torrent will get to participate in a Sundance Institute ShortsLab of his choice in 2013.
The runner-up awards were presented to Jared P. Scott & Kelly Nyks (“The Artificial Leaf,” USA), Paul Lazarus (“Slingshot,” USA), Kim Munsamy (“Bones Don’t Lie and Don’t Forget,” Guatemala), and Callum Cooper (“Mine Kafon,” UK), whose combined winnings totaled $200,000, the largest cummulative cash prize ever given to short documentary films.
Twenty films were chosen as finalists in the competition from more than 600 submissions from 69 countries.