February 12, 2019

Sundance Horizon Award Honors Two Female Filmmakers For Excellence

By Bruce Haring

The fifth annual Horizon Award for up-and-coming female directors has been presented to Caroline Friend and Zenzele Niambi Ojore. The two were honored at a ceremony held during the Sundance Film Festival by award co-founders Cassian Elwes, Lynette Howell Taylor, and Christine Vachon.

The winners received an all-expenses-paid trip to Sundance and meetings with producers, filmmakers, festival programmers and others in the film industry. Both winners had submitted three times previously before finally breaking through to the winner’s circle.