Achievement announcement

Kavelina Torres
Kavelina Torres

CIRI descendant Kavelina Torres received the Sundance Institute’s 2013 Native Lab Fellowship. The Fellowship is a two-stage development opportunity for filmmakers with short film scripts. Torres has had several short plays produced, has been placed in front of an audience for Overnighter’s and One Mic Stand and has had readings with the Alaska Native Playwrights Program, Famous for Fifteen and The Last Frontier Theater Conference. She was the assistant director on two feature film shoots: “The Messenger” and “Mining for Ruby.” Her screenplay, “Avé and the Uglies,” will be in preproduction this year. She anticipates “The Trail Home” will be in production in 2014. She is the granddaughter of the late CIRI shareholder Catherine Ann Green-Terry. For more information about the Fellowship, visit www.sundance.org/native.