Film Student Erin Ramirez Granted Sundance Institute's Inaugural Fellowship for Latinx Filmmakers

Film Student Erin Ramirez’s project Love, as an Illusion was awarded the Sundance Institute's first ever Latine Fellowship. Ramirez was one of 11 emerging Latinx artists chosen, each with projects in differing stages of development. 

By
Aisha Amin
September 29, 2022

Film Student Erin Ramirez’s project Love, as an Illusion was awarded the Sundance Institute's first ever Latine Fellowship. Ramirez was one of 11 emerging Latinx artists chosen, each with projects in differing stages of development. 

Love, as an Illusion is a story that unfolds over the course of a single New England summer when a young Dominican student finds himself stirring up the intimate dynamic between a reckless teenage couple as he spends his final days in the US.

The Latine Fellowship is intended to increase US Latinx representation in independent filmmaking by bringing more visibility and resources to these creators. The fellowship is catered to those creators with prior Sundance fellowship affiliation and will offer one year of creative and practical support as well as an unrestricted grant of $10,000 per fellow.  

Ramirez is a queer, Chinese-Jamaican and Dominican filmmaker originally from New Hampshire. His work, which explores themes of identity, immigration, and race, investigates the dualities and contradictions within society, with the intention to form a more liberated and collective future. A 2019 NeXtDoc Fellow, Erin is currently pursuing an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing at Columbia University.

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