Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The: Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Feature Wins Major Award at 2019 Sundance Film Fest.





Park City, Utah — At a reception at the 2019 Sundance Film Fest today, the beneficiaries of $70,000 in grants from Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation were revealed.

Doron Weber, Sloan Vice President of Programs and Director of the Public Understanding of Science and Technology program,
presented the Feature Film Prize to The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

It also announced the new winners: Skye Emerson for Challenger and Gillian Weeks for The New Miracle (Sundance Institute | Sloan Commissioning Grant); Anthony Onah for Goliath (Sundance Institute | Sloan Lab Fellowship); and Neilkanth Dave and Zachary Parris for DELTA-V (Sundance Institute | Sloan Episodic Storytelling Grant).

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind was formally presented with a $20,000 check for winning the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize.