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John Forté, a classically trained violinist and Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer from Brooklyn, N.Y., received the Hatch Mentor Award during HATCHfest, the annual art and film festival held in Bozeman in late September.

In addition to his own work, Forté teaches music to students from age 12 to 15 with In Arms Reach, a Harlem-based initiative committed to helping children of incarcerated parents and at-risk youth.

HATCH is a nonprofit organization designed to develop and foster the growth of creative minds in various industries through mentorship, exposure and networking. The organization's Groundbreaker Awards are presented to college students and up-and-coming talent from around the world.

The Outstanding Filmmaker Award was presented to Director/Producer Mian Adnan Ahmad, who flew to Bozeman from Pakistan with his film "Heal," the story of a child in the midst of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan who makes an extraordinary effort for his people. Adnan received $1,000 cash along with $5,000 of post-production work at Tunnel Post in Santa Monica.

The 2010 Music Groundbreaker was Amber Tisue, who was mentored by Forté and Grammy-winning engineer Doc Wiley of Bozeman's Peach Street Studios.

The Explorer Groundbreaker Award was presented to architect and global "green hero" Michael Reynolds for his work building sustainable homes from garbage and refuge after the tsunami disaster.

The Hybridlife Award went to Barbara Klutinis of San Francisco for her film, "Stepping into the Stream," about women connecting with nature and a deeper part of themselves. Klutinis received $500 cash.

Dean Dyson won $1,000 and the Architecture Groundbreaker Award.

The Journalism Groundbreaker Award was given to Bozeman-based Sarah Eleanor Grant, a University of Montana graduate. Mentored by Phil Newman, Grant was awarded $500 cash.

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