Monday, February 2, 2015

WINNERS FROM THE 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL


"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl", adapted from the popular young adult novel of the same name, took home the top prizes at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directed the offbeat film, which tells the story of a high-school boy falling in love with a girl with leukemia, selected Best Dramatic Feature from both the Grand Jury and the Audience Award. This is the third consecutive time where the same film has won from each voting group following "Fruitvale Station" and "Whiplash", one of this year's Best Picture Oscar nominees. Fox Searchlight won the bidding war for "Dying Girl" but no date set for a U.S release.

Here is a partial list of the Grand Jury and Audience Awards from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival:

Grand Jury Prize: U.S.Dramatic: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”



Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic: Robert Eggers, “The Witch”

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic: Tim Talbott, “The Stanford Prison Experiment”



U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Excellence in Editing: Lee Haugen, “Dope”



U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography; Brandon Trost, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”



U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary: “The Wolfpack”

U.S. Directing Award: Documentary: Matthew Heineman, “Cartel Land”

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary:“The Russian Woodpecker”

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary Directing Award: Kim Longinotto, “Dreamcatcher”

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic: “Slow West”

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Directing Award: Alanté Kavaïté, “The Summer of Sangaile”

Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

Audience Award: U.S. Documentary: “Meru”

Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic: “Umrika”

Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary: “Dark Horse”