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Tisch Streak at Sundance Film Festival 2012

Lucy Walker ’98 (MFA, Kanbar, Film), "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom," director"Valley of Saints," written/directed by Musa Syeed ’06 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV)"Safety Not Guaranteed," written by Derek Connolly ’98 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV)

With 1 in 3 films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival impacted by the Tisch community, it comes as no surprise that our alumni continue to be singled out by the Institute for their excellence in cinematic storytelling. This year, the Institute and partners made awards to the following Tisch alumni for their Sundance Institute projects.

2012 Sundance Institute | Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award
Etienne Kallos ’09 (MFA, Kanbar, Film), Vrystaat (Free State), director  

Jury Prize in Short Film, Non-Fiction
Lucy Walker ’98 (MFA, Kanbar, Film), The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, director  

Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize (split award)
Christopher Ford ’04 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV), Robot & Frank, writer
Musa Syeed ’06 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV), Valley of Saints, writer/director  

WORLD CINEMA AUDIENCE AWARD: DRAMATIC
Musa Syeed ’06 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV), Valley of Saints, writer/director

WALDO SALT SCREENWRITING AWARD
Derek Connolly ’98 (BFA, Kanbar, F&TV), Safety Not Guaranteed