Each year Sundance Institute will identify a Native or Indigenous filmmaker from a global pool of nominees to award a small cash grant and provide a year-long continuum of support with activities including a trip to the Sundance Film Festival, access to strategic and creative services offered by Sundance Institute artist programs, and mentorship opportunities.
These fellows have been supported through other grants or past fellowships through the Native American and Indigenous Program.
Jesse Short Bull (Oglala Lakota), Native Program Development Fellowship
Blake Pickens (Chickasaw Nation), 2016 Time Warner Fellowship
Tiana Lapointe (Sicangu Lakota), 2016 Knight Foundation Fellowship