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SUNDANCE: Mike Cahill's 'Another Earth' Wins Sloan Prize, Plus Other News

Late-fest news from Park City: "May in the Summer" director Cherien Dabis awarded the 2011 Sundance / NHK International Filmmaker Award, plus deals.

Another Earth
"Another Earth"

Recent news from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival:

Competition drama Another Earth, directed by Mike Cahill, who co-wrote the script with star Brit Marling, received the 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. 

The honor, which is presented to a feature film that focuses on science or technology, includes $20,000 in cash. Fox Searchlight acquired rights to all English-speaking territories Wednesday for about $1 million.

Director Cherien Dabis, whose Amreeka screened in the 2009 Sundance competition, was awarded the 2011 Sundance/NHK International Filmmaker Award. The prize is designed to support a filmmaker on her next film, in this case Dabis' May in the Summer.

New Video acquired David Sington's world cinema documentary competition film The Flaw, about the recent U.S. financial collapse. The company will release the doc on DVD, VOD and digital distribution platforms, as well as in a limited theatrical run.