The Sundance Institute has partnered with The Asian American Foundation to launch a new fellowship and scholarship, which will look to improve AAPI representation in the film and television industries over the long term by providing up-and-coming AAPI artists with the creative and tactical support necessary to grow professionally.

The Sundance Institute | The Asian American Foundation Fellowship and Collab Scholarship are made possible by support from TAAF, through a $400,000 grant provided by its AAPI Giving Challenge partner Panda Express, as well as The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which will contribute $140,000. The funding will provide artists with grants and resources to support their work in the program over the course of the next two years. 

Sean Wang
About the artist: Sean is a filmmaker from Fremont, CA, and a 2020 Sundance Ignite Fellow. Most recently, his film, H.A.G.S (Have A Good Summer), was acquired and released by the New York Times. He is currently developing his first feature film, Dìdi (弟弟), which was awarded the SFFILM Rainin Grant.

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