Announcing the Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” Film Challenge Finalists

Project 1324 and the Sundance Institute thank everyone who participated in the 2015 Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” short film challenge!

In this challenge, we asked filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 24 to show us “What’s Next?” through a one to eight minute short film. In just over two weeks, we received 239 films from 32 countries, and nearly 50,000 unique visitors to the challenge website.

Project 1324 and the Sundance Institute proudly announce the fifteen Sundance Ignite challenge Finalists:

Kayla Briët (24, USA) Smoke That Travels
Kevin Brooks (22, USA) Keep Pushing
Alex Campbell (22, UK) Journey Home
David Chang (23, USA) It’s Complicated
Stephen Coales (19, UK) Resonance
Mher Grigoryan (23, Armenia) Affection
Samantha Hollinde (23, USA) Change: The Sick Society
Courtney Jines aka “Cat J” (23, USA) In The Future
Regina Kim (22, USA) The Last Client
Adam Madojemu (18, Nigeria) I Had Strings
Peyton Momberger (21, USA) STILL
Kevin Rios (24, USA) Made of Sugar
Katarzyna Sawicka (24, Poland) I Dream For A Living
Dikesh Khadgi Shahi (24, Nepal) Life Doesn’t Rewind
Sebastian Solberg (24, UK) Modern Man

From this list of finalists, we’ll be announcing the five winners on December 18th. These five winners will be awarded a trip to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah and a Sundance Ignite fellowship, which includes mentorship from a Sundance artist for one year.

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