The programme, supported by Bill & Melinda Gates,premiered on January 28 at the fest. The film is a part of a global initiative that works towards ending extreme poverty in the world by 2030.
'Man in the Maze' by Phil Buccellato and Jesse Ash (US), 'Dropping In' by Willem Van Den Heever (South Africa), 'Isabelle's Garden' by Jeffrey Palmer (US) and 'A Will of Iron' by Seyi Fabunmi and Mobolaji Adeolu (Nigeria), are the other four winners.
Each filmmaker or film team received a USD 10,000 grant. The Short Film Challenge has been an opportunity for a group of filmmakers from around the world to illuminate under-told stories and raise awareness about important issues.
"With the support of the Gates Foundation, we are proud to present this selection of short films by emerging and more established voices at the Festival and hope they inspire dialogue and conversation," Keri Putnam, Executive Director of Sundance Institute, said.

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