Monday, January 28, 2013

2013 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

Last night the Sundance Institute announced the award winners for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Awards Ceremony, hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Park City, Utah.

Introducing the ceremony, John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The films at our festival this year truly reflect the unbridled passion, immense talent and diverse stories coming from the independent filmmaking community. I am confident that the awards presented this evening will fuel those films with special promise and that audiences will continue to champion the films they have discovered here.”

“The lively dialogue and genuine excitement sparked by the films over the past ten days is sure to resonate as they further reach audiences in the weeks and months ahead,” commented Keri Putnam, Executive Director of Sundance Institute. “We congratulate and thank all of the filmmakers who shared their stories with us, and we look forward to continuing to support them.”

Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
  • Fruitvale
    USA, directed by Ryan Coogler
Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
  • Blood Brother
    USA, directed by Steeve Hoover
World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic
  • Jisuel
    South Korea, directed by Muel O
World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary
  • A River Changes Course
    Cambodia USA, directed by Kalyanee Mam
Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic
  • Fruitvale
    USA, directed by Ryan Coogler
Audience Award: U.S. Documentary
  • Blood Brother
    USA, directed by Steeve Hoover
World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic
  • Metro Manila
    Philippines UK, directed by Sean Ellis
World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary
  • Square (Al Midan)
    Egypt USA, directed by Jehane Noujaim
Best of NEXT <=> Audience Award
  • This is Martin Bonner
    USA, directed by Chad Hartigan
U.S. Directing Award: Dramatic
  • Afternoon Delight
    USA, directed by Jill Soloway
U.S. Directing Award: Documentary
  • Cutie and the Boxer
    USA, directed by Zachary Heinzerling
World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic
  • Crystal Fairy
    Chile, Director Sebastián Silva
World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary
  • The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear
    Georgia Germany, Director Tinatin Gurchiani
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
  • In a World...
    USA, Screenwriter Lake Bell
World Cinema Screenwriting Award
  • Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)
    Afghanistan, Screenwriter Barmak Akram
Alfred P. Sloan Prize (Outstanding feature film focusing on Science or Technology)
  • Computer Chess
    USA, Director Andrew Bujalski
Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic
  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints
    USA, cinematography by Bradford Young
  • Mother of George
    USA, cinematography by Bradford Young
Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.S. Documentary
  • Dirty Wars
    USA, directed by Richard Rowley
World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic
  • Lasting
    Poland Spain, cinematography by Michal Englert
World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary
  • Who is Dayani Cristal?
    UK, cinematography by Marc Silver & Pau Esteve Birba
Editing Award: US Documentary
  • Gideon's Army
    USA, Editor: Matthew Hamachek
Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary
  • Summit
    Ireland UK, Editor: Ben Stark
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking
  • Inequality for All
    USA, directed by Jacob Kornbluth
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking
  • American Promise
    USA, directed by Joe Brewster & Michèle Stephenson
U.S. Dramatic Jury Award for Acting
  • Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley for
  • The Spectacular Now
    USA, directed by James Ponsoldt
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Sound Design
  • Shane Carruth & Johnny Marshall for
  • Upstream Color
    USA, directed by Shane Carruth
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award
  • Circles
    Serbia Croatia Germany France, directed by Srdan Golubovic
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Punk Spirit
  • Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer
    Russia UK, directed by Mike Lerner & Maxim Pozdorovkin
A video of the entire ceremony can be found at the official Sundance website.

Congratulations to all of the winners, I'll be looking forward to seeing all the prize winning films in the coming months.


365 moviesandsongs365 said...

Before Midnight, Upstream Color and A.C.O.D. are my most anticipated from Sundance. Heard positive buff for Fruitvale. I'll look out for your reviews, since I don't know a lot about most of the winners. A pity "Stories We Tell" didn't get a nom for doc, at least was in the non-competitive spotlight category.

pturner1010 said...

I haven't come across many of these yet. The documentaries sound very intriguing from the titles.

Lisa Thatcher said...

This is one of the few festivals I'd actually like to get to one year. It's always such a scramble to try to catch the films. Trying to get my hands on Circles first.

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