Sundance, Science Sandbox Announce Nine New Grant Recipients

Following a successful first year, the partnership has expanded to provide increased funding for emerging voices in science storytelling

The Sundance Institute, continuing its partnership with Science Sandbox, has announced nine new award recipients for 2019. These science-focused independent filmmakers will receive creative, financial, and production support, in addition to access to the Sundance and Science Sandbox communities through networking events. Launched in 2018, the Science Sandbox Nonfiction Initiative aims to elevate the voices of independent artists working at the intersection of science and nonfiction storytelling, as well as to encourage critical thinking, promote educated discourse and highlight the overlap of science and art.

Applications are still being accepted. Those supported projects will be announced in the fall of 2019.

The nine recipients of the grants are:

Untitled black hole film directed by Peter Galison;

“Edge of Time,” directed by Stephanie Spray;

“The Eyes to See,” directed by Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck;

“Fathom,” directed by Drew Xanthopoulos;

“The Last Kidney Donor,” directed by Penny Lane;

“Missing Microbes,” directed by Steven Lawrence and Sarah Schenck;

“Raising Khan,” directed by Trevor Frost and Melissa Lesh;

“Red Heaven,” directed by Lauren DeFilippo and Katherine Gorringe;

“Users,” directed by Natalia Alamda.

More information is available via the press release, and on the Sundance/Science Sandbox partnership page.

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