DocNomads alumni receive grants from SUNDANCE and IDFA
We wish to congratulate these graduated students from DocNomads for their professional achievements whilst pursuing careers in the documentary international scene.
Sundance Institute announced the global cohort of independent nonfiction film projects that comprise its latest Documentary Fund Grantees.
Amidst the slate of funded projects across various stages of development, production and post-production, are four film projects directed by DocNomads alumni, namely Tailings by Pedro de Filippis (DocNomads 5th edition) from Brazil, We Are Inside by Farah Kassem (DocNomads 3rd edition) from Lebanon, It’s Her Story by Asia Dér (DocNomads 1st edition) from Hungary, and Aswang by Alyx Ayn Arumpac (DocNomads 2nd edition) from Philippines.
Arun Bhattarai (DocNomads 1st edition) has won the Grand Prize of IF/Then Global Pitch with his project Mountain Man, a story about one of Bhutan’s first glaciologists who hikes for days through dangerous terrain, risking his life to measure the rapidly receding glaciers of the Himalayas.
The IF/Then Grand Prize for short film projects with a focus on climate change is worth $25,000 and is sponsored by IDFA in collaboration with Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Verizon Media’s RYOT Films.
Also in IDFA festival, the feature documentary Aswang, directed by Alyx Ayn Arumpac (DocNomads 2nd edition) from the Philippines, won the FIPRESCI Award upon being presented in IDFA’s Competition for First Appearance.