The Windrider Film Showcase honors emerging filmmakers whose independent voices reflect the human condition with compassion, creativity and respect. Through our broad reach and network, attendance at numerous film festivals, and through an “invitation to submit,” we curate hundreds of short films for consideration, and select 6 films as award recipients each year. The prize for each winning film is an all-expense paid trip to Sundance, including airfare and accommodations, meals and tickets to Sundance films and events and most importantly, a film screening and QA at our opening night event. The Showcase celebrates stories that engage the heart and overflow with artistic integrity. They evoke laughter and tears, but most importantly they move the audience. Windrider looks for depth within the characters, those who reflect on their journey and have found their voice.