The Sundance Institute has chosen four Native American filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 24 to receive its 2016 Full Circle Fellowships. The program focuses on supporting Native American filmmakers and encouraging new talent from Native American youth.
This years fellows are Megan Babbitt, Taylor Bennett-Begaye, Devin Weekley-Dean and Shaandiin Tome. The fellows will attend the annual Native Forum held at the beginning of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and will then be mentored by independent filmmakers and creative advisors.
“Through the Full Circle Fellowship we build on our longstanding mentorship and support for three generations of Native filmmakers by focusing on the emerging fourth generation and ensuring these young artists have the tools and resources to share their stories,” said N. Bird Runningwater, Director of Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program.
The 2016 Sundance Film Festival runs January 21-31.