Christopher Nolan's career may have skyrocketed after resurrecting the Batman franchise, but his already well-established brand of success is now going one step further. The Slamdance Film Festival plans to honor the Academy Award-nominated writer/director with their own award this year. After having had the screen debut of his feature film "Following" at Slamdance, Nolan now gets to revisit his indie roots.
The festival plans to present Nolan with the Slamdance Founder's Award, now in its inaugural year, stating that the award is merited for both the director's artistic integrity and his firm belief in the power of independent cinema, which has ultimately proved to be more than lucrative for Nolan.
The Slamdance Film Festival, now nearing the celebration of its 20th anniversary, runs concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival, January 17-23 in Park City, Utah.