7 chosen as Annenberg Fellows


NEW YORK -- Sundance Institute has selected seven filmmakers as 2007 Annenberg Film Fellows, with each set to receive $10-$15,000 grants towards their upcoming films.

The winning filmmakers and their projects are Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's "Farming," the story of an African orphan who falls in with a violent skinhead crowd. Sophie Barthes' "Cold Souls" takes an existential look at a man in search of his soul.

Caran Hartsfield's comedy/drama "Bury Me Standing" examines how family members deal with the sudden death of a young relative. Braden King's "Here" is a road movie about an American cartographer. Eric Lahey's "Spoons" looks at a drug addict's reunion with his son.

Richard Montoya's "Water & Power" follows two Latino brothers, a cop and a politician, in Los Angeles. David Riker's "The Girl" centers on a young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care and begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.

The five-year Annenberg Film Fellows Program was created in 2004 with a $5 million grant bestowed by Annenberg Foundation trustee Charles Annenberg Weingarten.