Francisca Alegria ’16 Lands Sundance Momentum Fellowship

Aisha Amin
March 28, 2023

Francisca Alegria ’16 is  one of eight participants selected by the Sundance Institute for the fifth annual Momentum Fellowship, a program designed to support mid-career artists with a focus on career development during a pivotal moment in their creative practice. Alegria is one of two Latin American filmmakers included in the program. The program is geared towards storytellers from historically marginalized communities who have recently achieved a noteworthy accomplishment, such as a highly regarded feature film or series.

Alegria’s latest feature film, The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future, premiered at Sundance last year

The fellows will be provided with a full-year program of deep, customized support around their specific career goals, and opportunities with creative executives to develop their next film. 

Francisca Alegria is an award-winning filmmaker whose short film And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s Eye received the award for Best International Fiction Short at Sundance Film Festival. Her debut feature The Cow Who Sang A Song Into the Future premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2022 and was supported by the 2017 Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Lab, along with the Catalyst Forum.