Presenting the Winners of the 2015 Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” Challenge

Project 1324 and Sundance Institute asked filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 24 to show us “What’s Next?” and the submissions blew us away. Check out the five challenge winners whose films embody the bold, stylistically adventurous spirit of the challenge!

In the Future by Courtney Jines aka Cat J (23, USA)

Journey Home by Alex Campbell (22, UK)

Keep Pushing by Kevin Brooks (22, USA)

Made of Sugar by Kevin Rios (24, USA)

Smoke That Travels by Kayla Briët (19, USA)

Each winner will attend the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and will receive a Sundance Ignite Fellowship that includes mentorship from a Sundance artist for one year.

They will be joined at the Sundance Film Festival by ten additional Sundance Ignite fellows who were nominated by Sundance Ignite Allied Organizations and completed a competitive application process to be selected for this unique opportunity. They are:

Tiye Amenechi (22, New York, NY)
Tara Clune (24, Mount Kisco, NY)
Justin Floyd (21, Los Angeles, CA)
Brit Fryer (23, Minneapolis, MN)
Julia Kipnis (24, Austin, TX)
Madi Palmer (20, Salt Lake City, UT)
Janak Reddy Vootkuru (24, San Francisco, CA)
Dylan Salcedo (24, New York, NY)
Chaz Smith (22, Philadelphia, PA)
Miles Warren (19, New York, NY)

Project 1324 is proud to support all fifteen fellows and the Sundance Ignite program – thank you to everyone who supported this challenge! Stay tuned to find out what’s next for the five challenge winners when we travel to Sundance this January by following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.