The Sundance Institute has chosen their three filmmakers for the 2007 Feature Film Program fellowships and grants.
MARK SILVERMAN FELLOWSHIP for NEW PRODUCERS
A cash grant of $5,000 to assist with pre-production expenses is
awarded annually to the independent producer of a Lab-supported film.
This fellowship was awarded to Chard Burns for producing Blackhorse Lowe's 2006 Sundance Screenwriter's lab film "The Left-Handed Path." "The Left-Handed Path" is the story of a teenage Navajo girl's struggles with her culture and devil-worshiping.
Char Burns will also receive the mentorship of Meg LeFauve and Ed Saxon, production executive Matthew Greenfield, music supervisor Tracy McKnight, and agent Graham Taylor.
LYNN AUERBACH SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP
As Associate Director of the Institute's Feature Film Program,
Lynn Auerbach made a profound difference in the lives of the many screenwriters and filmmakers who came to know her. In honor of
her memory, this fellowship provides concentrated support to one
screenwriter selected from those participating in the Institute's
Feature Film Program.
This has been awarded to Victoria Mahoney for "Yelling at the Sky," her film about a young sister facing difficult life choices while living in New York City. She will receive a grant of $2,500 and mentorship from screenwriters John Gains and Walter Bernstein.
PRODUCERS CLUB OF MARYLAND FILM FELLOWSHIP
This annual cash award provides a selected Lab Fellow with $10,000
towards pre-production expenses for his or her Lab-supported film.
This year the prize will be split between Victoria Mahoney and Tanya Hamilton. Hamilton wrote and directed "Stringbean and Marcus," a period pieces that follows the growth of a 10 year-old-girl dealing with the death of her Black Panther father.
Victoria Mahoney and Tanya Hamilton will each get $5,000.
Thank you to IMDB and The Sundance Institute's Website for information used in this article.