Tuesday, 28 January 2014


The 2014 Sundance Film Festival closed up at the end of last week with the unveiling of its awards. Miles Teller-starring Whiplash won the most prolific award available at the festival, the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, won last year by Fruitvale Station.

U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize

U.S. Dramatic Directing Award
Cutter Hodierne (Fishing Without Nets)

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
Mark Heyman and Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins)

U.S. Dramatic Cinematography Award
Christopher Blauvelt (Low Down)

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score
The Octopus Project (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter)

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent
Justin Simien (Dear White People)

Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize
I Origins

U.S. Dramatic Audience Award

U.S. Dramatic Audience Award: Best of Next
Imperial Dreams

World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize
Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory

World Cinema Grand Jury Award
To Kill a Man

World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award
Sophie Hyde (52 Tuesdays)

World Cinema Screenwriting Award
Eskil Vogt (Blind)

World Cinema Dramatic Cinematography Award
Urszula Pontikos (Lilting)

World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble
God Help the Girl

World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award

U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize
Rich Hill

U.S. Documentary Directing Award
Ben Cotner and Ryan White (The Case Against 8)

U.S. Documentary Cinematography Award
Rachel Beth Anderson and Ross Kauffman (E-TEAM)

U.S. Documentary Editing Award
Jenny Golden and Karen Sim (Watchers of the Sky)

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Animation
Watchers of the Sky

U.S. Documentary Competition Award: Special Jury Prize for Intuitive Filmmaking
The Overnighters

World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize
Return to Homs

World Cinema Documentary Directing Award
Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth)

World Cinema Documentary Cinematography Award
Thomas Balmes and Nina Bernfeld (Happiness)

World Cinema Documentary Editing Award
Jonathan Amos (20,000 Days on Earth)

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematic Bravery
We Come as Friends

World Cinema Documentary Audience Award
The Green Prince

Short Film Grant Jury Prize
Of God and Dogs

Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction
Gregory Go Boom

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
The Cut

Short Film Jury Award: Non-Fiction
I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked

Short Film Jury Award: Animation

Short Film Special Jury Award for Non-Fiction
Love. Love. Love.

Short Film Special Jury Award for Directing and Ensemble Acting

Short Film Special Jury Award for Unique Vision
Rat Pack Rat

Short Film Audience Award, Presented by YouTube
Chapel Perilous