Alfred P. Sloan Prize

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This article is about the film prize. For the cancer research award, see Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize.

The Alfred P. Sloan Prize is an award given each year, starting in 2003, to a film at the Sundance Film Festival. The prize is given to a feature film that focuses on science or technology as a theme, or depicts a scientist, engineer, or mathematician as a major character.

Each winner is presented with a $20,000 cash award provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Winning films[edit]

Year Film Director Writer(s)
2003 Dopamine[1] Mark Decena Mark Decena & Timothy Breitbach
2004 Primer[1] Shane Carruth Shane Carruth
2005 Grizzly Man[1] Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
2006 The House of Sand[2] Andrucha Waddington Elena Soarez
2007 Dark Matter[3] Chen Shi-zheng Billy Shebar
2008 Sleep Dealer [4] Alex Rivera Alex Rivera & David Riker
2009 Adam[5] Max Mayer[6] Max Mayer [6]
2010 Obselidia[7] Diane Bell Diane Bell
2011 Another Earth[8] Mike Cahill Mike Cahill & Brit Marling
2012 Robot & Frank[9] Jake Schreier Christopher Ford
Valley of Saints[9] Musa Syeed Musa Syeed
2013 Computer Chess[10] Andrew Bujalski Andrew Bujalski
2014 I Origins[11] Mike Cahill Mike Cahill
2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment[12] Kyle Patrick Alvarez Tim Talbott
2016 Embrace of the Serpent[13] Ciro Guerra Ciro Guerra & Jacques Toulemonde
2017 Marjorie Prime[14] Michael Almereyda Michael Almereyda, Jordan Harrison

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "House of Sand Wins Alfred P. Sloan Prize at 2006 Sundance Film Festival" (PDF). Sundance Institute. 2006-01-27. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-04-03. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  3. ^ "2007 Sundance Film Festival Announces Jury and Audience Awards" (PDF). Sundance Institute. 2007-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Sleep Dealer Wins Alfred P. Sloan Prize at 2008 Sundance Film Festival" (PDF). Sundance Institute. 2008-01-25. 
  5. ^ Bates, Bridgette (January 25, 2009). "Awards Celebrate 2009 Storytellers". Sundance Institute. Archived from the original on 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  6. ^ a b "Adam (2009)". IMDb: The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  7. ^ "Sundance/Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship and Commissioning Grants Also Announced". Sundance Institute. January 29, 2010. 
  8. ^ Andrew Stewart (January 28, 2011). "'Earth' awarded Sundance's Sloan prize". Variety. Retrieved January 29, 2011. (subscription required)
  9. ^ a b "Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prizes Awarded to Robot & Frank and Valley of Saints at 2012 Sundance Film Festival". Sundance Institute. Jan 27, 2012. 
  10. ^ "2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Feature Film Awards". Sundance Institute. January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  11. ^ "2014 Sundance Film Festival Announces Feature Film Awards". Sundance Institute. January 25, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Alfred P. Sloan Prize News Release for 2015" (PDF). January 27, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  13. ^ "SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES $60,000 IN SLOAN SCIENCE IN CINEMA AWARDS". January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Marjorie Prime Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at 2017 Sundance Film Festival". Retrieved 2017-01-25.