Nate Parker To Receive Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Award

Nate Parker‘s film, The Birth of a Nation, dominated the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize.

On Wednesday, the Sundance Institute announced Nate will be the 2016 recipient of their Vanguard Award at NIGHT BEFORE NEXT, a summer celebration benefiting the Institute and its artists at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, August 11.

Keri Putnam, Executive Director of Sundance Institute, said, “NIGHT BEFORE NEXT will bring our community together to celebrate and support independent artists who create bold, original work. In this spirit, we are excited to honor Nate Parker as he prepares to release the extraordinary film The Birth of a Nation, which we supported during development and premiered at our Festival.”

The Birth of a Nation opens in theaters on October 7.

Watch the trailer below.



Congratulations to Nate Parker on another honor well-desereved!