Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) have announced twelve finalists for the 2003 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards. This annual award was created to support new voices in international cinema and is presented to emerging film directors, to support them in realizing their next project. Each finalist is eligible to win a cash award of $10,000 and a guarantee from NHK to purchase the Japanese television broadcast rights upon completion of the project. One winner from each of four global regions is selected by members of an international jury and announced at the Awards Ceremony at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
The twelve finalists for the 2003 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award are:
Sara Gavron – “The Anarchists”
Yesim Ustaoglu – “Waiting for the Clouds”
Ragnar Bragason – “The Whisperer”
Jorge Gaggero – “Cama Adentro”
Carlos Cortez – “Quero”
Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll – “Whisky”
Michael Kang – “The Motel”
Christa Collins – “P.O.V.”
Doug Sadler – “Swimmers”
Asako Hyuga – “Seesaw”
Makoto Tanaka – “All About Hiroshi Tanaka”
Mai Tominaga – “100% Pure Wool”
For more information, visit the Sundance Institute website.