Sundance Institute Now Accepting Applications for the 2004 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship
By Sundance Institute
Feb 14, 2004, 09:38

The Sundance Institute Feature Film Program is seeking applications for the 2004 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. The Fellowship provides support for a script, from inception to pre-production, that explores science or technology themes or that depict scientists, engineers, or mathematicians in innovative ways. The Fellowship was established in 2003 with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation designed to foster the development and exhibition of independent film projects on science or technology themes. The multi-year effort blends the Sloan Foundationís goal of enhancing public understanding of science and technology with Sundance Instituteís mission to foster independent voices and compelling storytelling in film.

The project includes the Alfred P. Sloan Prize, which is presented to an outstanding feature film at the Sundance Film Festival that focuses on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer, or mathematician as a major character. This yearís recipient was PRIMER, directed by first-time filmmaker Shane Carruth. The Alfred P. Sloan Prize carries a $20,000 cash award to the writer/director. PRIMER also received the 2004 Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Grand Jury Prize.

More information is available on the Sundance Institute website at


Applications for the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship can be sent:

Feature Film Program Application - Sloan Fellowship
Sundance Institute
8857 W. Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


If your project matches the Sloan criteria and you wish to apply, please submit the following material:

1. A cover letter introducing yourself and your project.

2. Resume/bio, including name/address/telephone/email of the writer and anyone else involved with the project (i.e. director, producer, etc.). It is not necessary to have anyone other than the writer attached.

3. A synopsis of the screenplay, no more than 2 pages, double-spaced.

4. The first 5 pages of the script. Do not submit script pages from any other work. Do not send the complete screenplay or videotape.

5. A $30.00 non-refundable processing fee. Personal checks, certified checks, and money orders only (payable to the Sundance Institute.)


Applications must be received no later than Friday, February 20.

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