The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has imparted a grant of $60,000 to support Sundance Institute’s Science-in-Film initiative, which awards prizes to the most promising new independent films about science and technology. The endowment will be shared among recipients of various awards issued by the Sloan Foundation and the Sundance Institute.
The initiative supports the development and exhibition of independent films that are about science/technology or that feature a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major character. Both the Commissioning Grant and Fellowship, presented through the Institute’s Feature Film Program, provide a cash award to support further development of a screenplay and to retain science advisors, along with overall creative and strategic feedback throughout development.
Below are this year’s Sloan Science-in-Cinema grant recipients:
Ciro Guerra (“Embrace of the Serpent”) – Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize: $20,000
Mark Levinson (“The Gold Bug Variations”) – Sundance Institute / Sloan Fellowship: $15,000
Darcy Brislin and Dyana Winkler (“Bell”) – Sundance Institute / Sloan Commissioning Grant: $12,500 each