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Dine' filmmaker Billy Luther awarded prestigious Sundance Momentum Felloship

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Indigenous filmmaker Billy Luther has been awarded the Sundance Film Festival’s prestigious Momentum Fellowship.

Luther represents the Navajo, Hopi and Laguna Pueblo Tribes.

The program supports mid-career artists from historically marginalized communities as they continue to develop professionally and creatively.

Luther has long-been associated with the Sundance Film Festival, screening several works over the years.

His latest film “Frybread Face & Me”, tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who learns about the importance of family and Navajo traditions.

Luther is from Winslow, Arizona and graduated in 2020 from the Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs.