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Sundance: Mike Cahill Awarded Alfred P. Sloan Prize for ‘I Origins’

Writer-director has won the award twice with as many fest entries

Mike Cahill is quickly becoming the science guy of Sundance.

With only two narrative features to his name, both of which traveled to Park City, Cahill has twice now received the Sundance Institute’s Alfred P. Sloan Prize, this time for the sci-fi mystery “I Origins.”

Cahill previously received the kudo awarded to science-themed films for “Another Earth” in 2011.

I Origins,” which Fox Searchlight acquired worldwide distribution rights, centers on molecular biologist, played by Michael Pitt, who along with his lab partner (Brit Marling) discover startling evidence that could unhinge humanity.

SEE MORE: Sundance Review: ‘I Origins’

“We are delighted to collaborate with Sundance Institute for the eleventh year in a row and to recognize Mike Cahill’s original and compelling ‘I Origins’ as the winner of this year’s Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize,” said Doron Weber, VP of programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

As part of the kudo, Cahill will receive a $20,000 cash prize.

The award is selected by a jury of film and science professionals that is presented to feature films focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major character.

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