Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” challenge

The second year of the Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” Film Challenge left us awestruck. We received such amazing work from around the world answering the question “What’s Next?”. Thank you to every filmmaker who submitted to this year’s challenge!

Each winner becomes a Sundance Ignite Fellow, receives a trip to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, a year-long mentorship and much more. 

We are honored to announce the 15 winners of the 2016 Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” short film challenge:

La Casa Quebrada by Emiliana Ammirata
La Siembra by Esteban Cruz
Breathe In Breathe Out by Sachin Dharwadker
RUN by Thea Gajic
Putting the Fire Out by Leah Galant
Ok, Call Me Back by Emily Ann Hoffman
Persephone Goes Home by Laura Holliday
Grandpa, Remember Me? by Alex Kamb
Zero Star Hotel by Vasilis Kekatos
Comedians by Johanna Nyberg
Pangaea by Olivia Peace
Burning in Birmingham by Tyler Rabinowitz
Standby by Charlotte Regan
Part II by Minnie Schedeen
The Final Wish by Linhan Zhang

We’d like to thank the Sundance Institute for all their hard work on this collaboration!

You can still view all submitted films at SundanceIgnite2016.com. Follow @Project1324 to see what’s next for this group of filmmakers and updates from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival next year.