Monday, January 30, 2017

WINNERS FROM THE 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival has come to an end and plenty of awards have been handed out. "I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore", the writing and directing debut of actor, Macon Blair, took the Grand Jury prize at the fest. This comedy-crime thriller is about a depressed woman (Melanie Lynskey) whose home is robbed and finds new purpose as she tracks down the thieves. The film will premiere on Netflix on February 24th. "Dina", a film by Dan Sickes and Antonio Santini about the unusual romance between Dina and Scott, a couple with autism, received the Grand Jury Documentary Prize. The film was picked by The Orchard and will be released later this year.

Here is a list of some of the other awards that were given out:

U.S. DRAMATIC WINNERS:

Grand Jury Prize: "I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore"



Directing Award: Eliza Hittman, "Beach Rats"



Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Matt Spicer and David Branson Smith, "Ingrid Goes West"

Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Director: Maggie Betts, "Novitiate"

Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance: Chanté Adams, "Roxanne Roxanne"

Special Jury Award for Cinematography: Daniel Landin, "Yellow Birds"

U.S. DOCUMENTARY WINNERS:

Grand Jury Prize: "Dina"

Directing Award: Peter Nicks, "The Force"

Special Jury Award for Storytelling: "Strong Island"

Special Jury Award for Editing: Kim Roberts and Emiliano Battista, "Unrest"

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

U.S. Dramatic Audience Award: "Crown Heights"

U.S. Documentary Audience Award: "Chasing Coral"



World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award: "Sueño en Otro Idioma (I Dream In Another Language)" (Mexico/Netherlands)

World Cinema Documentary Audience Award: "Joshua: Teenager Vs Superpower" (U.S.A.)

WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC:

Grand Jury Prize: "The Nile Hilton Incident" (Sweden/Germany/Denmark)

Special Jury Award For Directing: "God’s Own Country" (United Kingdom)

Special Jury Award for Screenwriting: "Pop Aye" (Singapore/Thailand)



Special Jury Award for Cinematic Vision: "Free And Easy" (Hong Kong)

Special Jury Award for Cinematography: "Axolotl Overkill" (Germany)



WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY:

Grand Jury Prize: "Last Men In Aleppo" (Denmark/Syria)

Directing Award: Pascale Lamche, "Winnie" (France/Netherlands/South Africa)

Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling: "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World" (Canada)


Special Jury Award for Commanding Vision: "Motherland" (U.S.A./Philippines)



Special Jury Award for Cinematography: "Machines" (India/Germany/Finland)

NEXT Audience Award: "Gook"