Mexican Director Ernesto Contreras Receives New Sundance Award
Mexican filmmaker Ernesto Contreras (pictured) was one of the four winners in the inaugural year of the Sundance Institute | Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award, created in recognition and support of emerging independent filmmakers from around the world. Contreras who has directed the films Párpados azules / Blue Lids and the Café Tacuba documentary Seguir Siendo was awarded for his new fiction project Sueño en otro idioma / I Dream in Another Language. The other Bogdan Mustafa (Romania), Seng Tat Liew (Malaysia) and Talya Lavie (Israel). Each of the four winning filmmakers will receive a cash award of $1,000, attendance at the Sundance Film Festival for industry and creative meetings, mentoring from the Sundance Institute, participation i n the Feature Film Program Lab and ongoing project support.