Mariales Diaz ’19 Named a Sundance Ignite Fellow
Congratulations to the emerging filmmaker, one of ten named a Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellow.
The Sundance Institute and Adobe announced the class of 2020 on Wednesday, chosen from a global pool of more than 1,600 applicants.
“The ten Fellows were selected for their originality of voice, creativity in storytelling, and rigor of their craft,” according to the website.
The Fellowship lasts one year and begins with a week-long Ignite Digital Filmmakers Lab. Each Fellow is also paired with a Sundance Institute alumni mentor.
Mariales Diaz ’19 is a queer, gender expansive Dominican immigrant raised in Brooklyn. They create documentaries and narratives focused on exploring human relationships, the conceptualization of the “American Dream,” and intersectionalities within identity.
Their storytellings center Black and brown trans and gender expansive folxs. Diaz is a Fall 2019 Creative Culture Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center and a 2019 NeXtDoc Fellow.
They are currently working on a second short film with Creative Culture, exploring the story of two enamored teenage girls seeking revenge on one of their assaulters.