The Sundance Institute and the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) have announced this year’s Sundance Institute/NHK Award winner is current January Screenwriters Lab fellow Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. A Special Mention will go to “Prometheus Fire,” a project by Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Kurosaki.
Per the announcement issued by the Institute earlier today, the Sundance Institute/NHK Award is an annual honor designed to not only recognize, but also — and perhaps more importantly — support a visionary filmmaker’s next film. In Clermont-Tonnerre’s case, she will receive creative and strategic support from the Institute as she moves through each stage of her feature directorial debut, “Mustang.” She is currently working on the script in the January Screenwriters Lab.
In addition to participating in this month’s Lab, Clermont-Tonnerre has her short film, “Rabbit,” screening in competition at the Sundance Film Festival.