Sundance's jury of doc pros and human rights experts made the selection from 772 submissions from 88 countries. The filmmakers boasts a wide range of experience, from rookies to veterans. They come from Chile, Libya, Cuba, Cambodia and Pakistan. According to Sundance, the jury looked at the films' "approach to storytelling, artistic treatment and innovation, subject relevance and potential for social engagement."
Since its inception the DFP has awarded more than $14.3 million in grants to more than 600 documentary films in 61 countries, including these new projects. Proposals are accepted twice a year; more information is here. Full list of winners below.