Two new feature films have been awarded prizes from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for their portrayal of scientific themes and characters. Adam McKay's parody about the end of the world–DON'T LOOK UP–has won the Sloan Science in Cinema Prize awarded by SFFILM. The award, which comes with $20,000, will be presented on January 7 during an online event featuring Adam McKay and physicist Joseph Barranco from San Francisco State University.
The 2022 Sloan Feature Film Prize, awarded for the past 19 years by the Sundance Institute, will go to Kogonada's near-future feature AFTER YANG. The film will make its North American premiere in the Spotlight section of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, running January 20 through 30. AFTER YANG will receive the $20,000 prize during the festival.
Stay tuned to Science & Film for more on both these films.