NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2018 — The Sundance Institute today announced that the FUSION-produced feature documentary Science Fair has won the first-ever Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 123 feature films screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Science Fair, which had its world premiere at the 2018 Festival, follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks, and of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the international science fair. Facing off against 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries, only one will be named Best in Fair.
Science Fair was directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster and produced by Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Jeffrey Plunkett. The film was executive produced by Isaac Lee, Daniel Eilemberg, Keith Summa, and George Lansbury. Cinetic Media is representing the film.
Cristina Costantini is an Emmy-nominated investigative producer who has been a part of FUSION’s investigative documentary unit since the cable network’s launch in 2013. She has won four awards from the National Association for Hispanic Journalists. Darren Foster is a Peabody Award winning producer. Foster and Costantini previously won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for their work on the FUSION documentary, “The Naked Truth: Death by Fentanyl.”
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