Sunday, 1 February 2015

2015 SUNDANCE JURY AND AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED


The headlines read that Sundance 2015 was too heavy on 'dramedies' (what's new), and just about heavy enough on sex. With the festival now finished, all articles focus on the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, a quaintly-titled adaptation that has received strong reviews from critics attending the fest in Park City. Full details of all award recipients across all categories below:


U.S. Dramatic Prizes

Grand Jury Prize
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Directing Award
Robert Eggers (The Witch)

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
Tim Talbott (The Stanford Prison Experiment)

Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography
Brandon Trost (Diary of a Teenage Girl)

Special Jury Award for Excellence in Editing
Lee Haugen (Dope)

Special Jury Award for Collaborative Vision
Jacqueline Kim and Jennifer Phang (Advantageous)

Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize
The Stanford Prison Experiment

Audience Award
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

U.S. Documentary Prizes

Grand Jury Prize
The Wolfpack

Directing Award
Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land)

Special Jury Award for Cinematography
Matthew Heineman and Matt Porwoll (Cartel Land)

Special Jury Award for Social Impact
3 1/2 Minutes

Special Jury Award for Verite Filmmaking
Bill Ross and Turner Ross (Western)

Audience Award
Meru

World Cinema Dramatic Prizes

Grand Jury Prize
Slow West

Directing Award
Alante Kavaite (The Summer of Sangaile)

Special Jury Award for Acting
Regina Case and Camila Mardila (The Second Mother)

Special Jury Award for Acting
Jack Reynor (Grassland)

Special Jury Award for Cinematography
Germain McMicking (Partisan)

Audience Award
Umrika

World Cinema Documentary Prizes

Grand Jury Prize
The Russian Woodpecker

Directing Award
Kim Longinotto (Dreamcatcher)

Special Jury Award for Editing
Jim Scott (How to Change the World)

Special Jury Award for Impact
Pervert Park

Special Jury Award for Unparallelled Access
The Chinese Mayor

Audience Award
Dark Horse

Audience Award - NEXT
James White

Short Film Prizes


Grand Jury Prize
World of Tomorrow

Jury Award - U.S. Fiction
SMILF

Jury Award - International Fiction
Oh Lucy!

Jury Award - Animation
Storm Hits Jacket

Jury Award - Non-Fiction
The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul

Special Jury Award for Acting
Cecile Ducrocq (Back Alley)

Special Jury Award for Visual Poetry
Object