Sundance: Four pix win Global Filmmaking Awards

Sundance Institute teams with Mahindra Group for $10,000 prizes

Sundance Institute and Mahindra Group have tapped a quartet of features for their Global Filmmaking Awards — Sarthak Dasgupta’s “The Music Teacher,” Jonas Capignano’s “A Chjana,” Aly Muritiba’s “The Man Who Killed My Beloved Dead” and Vendela Vida and Eva Weber’s “Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name.”

The awards were presented Tuesday at a private ceremony at Sundance by Rohit Khattar on behalf of Mahindra and the institute’s Michelle Satter and Paul Federbush. This is the third of the three-year collaboration between the two orgs.

Each of the winning filmmakers will receive a cash award of $10,000, attendance at Sundance for targeted industry and creative meetings, year-round mentoring from institute staff and creative advisors and participation in a feature film program lab.

Carpignano’s “A Chjana,” an Italian-U.S. production, centers on a man who leaves his native Burkina Faso in search of a better life in Italy, where he and his compatriots are unprepared for the intolerance facing immigrants.

Dasgupta’s “The Music Teacher,” an Indian production, explores the life of a small town music teacher which takes a sharp turn when an estranged ex-student, now a celebrity in the city, comes to visit after several years. Her debut feature was 2010’s “The Great Indian Butterfly.”

Muritiba’s “The Man Who Killed My Beloved Dead,” a Brazilian production, centers on a man mourning the death of his wife by repairing her clothes and tending to the personal belongings she’s left behind. His “A Fabrica” was shortlisted for the Academy Award for live action short.

Weber’s “Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name,” a U.K./Germany production, follows a 28-year-old woman who discovers on the eve of her father’s funeral that everything she believed true of her life was a lie, and travels to the Arctic Circle to uncover the secrets of her mother who mysteriously vanished.

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