Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sundance: The Awards are In, and That's a Wrap

[Film Fest] Tomorrow is the last official day of the festival, but tonight's awards ceremony kind marks the de facto end. And the winners are:

American Dramatic:
Grand Jury Prize: Frozen River
Audience Award: The Wackness
Directing: Lance Hammer, Ballast
Waldo Salt Screenwriting: Alex Rivera and David Riker, Sleep Dealer
Cinematography: Lol Crawley, Ballast
Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Independence: Anywhere, U.S.A.
Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast: Choke

American Documentary:
Grand Jury Prize: Trouble the Water
Audience Award: Fields of Fuel
Directing: Nanette Burstein, American Teen
Editing: Joe Bini, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Cinematography: Phillip Hunt and Steven Sebring, Patti Smith: Dream of Life
Special Jury Prize: Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

World Cinema Dramatic:
Grand Jury Prize: King of Ping Pong
Audience Award: Captain Abu Raed
Directing: Anna Melikyan, Mermaid
Cinematography: Askild Vik Edvardsen, King of Ping Pong
Special Jury Prize: Ernesto Contreras, Blue Eyelids

World Cinema Documentary:
Grand Jury Prize: Man on Wire
Audience Award: Man on Wire
Directing: Nino Kirtadze, Durakovo: Village of Fools
Cinematography: al Massad, Recycle

And with that, my festival comes to an end. Thanks for following along, and we'll see you again next January. (Scott Renshaw)

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