Winner Announced for ATLFF '16 Filmmaker-to-Watch Award

The Atlanta Film Festival established the Filmmaker-to-Watch Award in 2014 to give our Kickstarter Backers Jury—a segment of contributors to our annual Kickstarter campaigns—the opportunity to spotlight a filmmaker from whom they're excited to see more. This year, they selected "Zelos" director Thoranna Sigurdardottir as their 2016 Filmmaker-to-Watch!

"Winners like 'Zelos' continue to surprise us but really shouldn't. With a Backers Jury representing such varied backgrounds, it's a marvel and joy that Thoranna's film resonated so strongly across the board. We're so pleased to elevate 'Zelos' and recognize this New Maverick's accomplishment!" said Senior Shorts Programmer Christina Humphrey.

Congratulations to Thoranna! Check out her reaction:

Having worked in film production for the last nineteen years, Thoranna was born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland and is now based in Los Angeles. "Zelos" is featured in the WOOL shorts block and screens Saturday, April 2 at 12 PM at The Plaza Theatre. The film is also designated as a New Mavericks selection.

Zelos | directed by Thoranna Sigurdardottir, USA, 14:58
A competitive mother orders a clone to outshine her flawless friend, but soon realizes she purchased an unbeatable rival.