Social Justice Filmmaker Receives Sundance Fellowship
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers received Sundance Institute 2018 Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artist.
Vancouver filmmaker, writer and actor was awarded cash grant and provided a year-long support with activities, including mentorship opportunities and access to Sundance Institute artist programs. For the third consecutive year, the Institute awarded a fellowship named in honor of the late Maori filmmaker Merata Mira.
Tailfeathers’s award-winning works are often community-focused and rooted in social justice. She most recently directed a feature-length documentary cesnaʔem: the city before the city, and is currently directing a feature-length dockentaru about the opiate crisis in her home community.