2013 Sundance Film Festival Winners

2013 Sundance Film Festival Winners

Sundance 2013 has come to a close after what seems like an especially strong year. The jury and audience awards were just announced this weekend and the big winner appears to be Fruitvale. The drama, covered in our first Sundance round-up as one of the titles gaining buzz, won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for the U.S. Dramatic competition. Last year the Jury award went to Beasts of the Southern Wild while the audience award was given to The Sessions (which was originally titled The Surrogate at Sundance). Both of those movies have gone on to get Oscar nominations, so with Fruitvale we might have an Oscar contender on our hands if it gets released this year. The Weinstein Company has the distribution rights, and while no release date has been given it won’t be surprising if we get to see the film in a prime awards season slot this fall/winter.

Other award winners include: Blood Brother, a documentary about an American volunteering in India which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Documentaries; Bradford Young, whose work as cinematographer on Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Mother of George got him the Cinematography Award for both films; Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley earning the Acting Award for their highly praised work in The Spectacular Now; and two of our most anticipated Sundance titles, In A World and Upstream Color, both took home a Writing and Sound Design award respectively.

Full list of 2013 Sundance Film Festival winners below

U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic:
Fruitvale

U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary:
Blood Brother

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic:
Jiseul

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary:
A River Changes Course

Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic:
Metro Manila

Audience Award: World Cinema: Documentary:
The Square

Audience Award: U. S. Dramatic presented by Acura:
Fruitvale

Audience Award: U.S. Documentary presented by Acura:
Blood Brother

Audience Award: Best of NEXT:
This is Martin Bonner

Directing Award: U. S. Dramatic:
Afternoon Delight

Directing Award: U. S. Documentary:
Cutie and the Boxer

Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic:
Crystal Fairy

Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary:
The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear

Cinematography Award: World Cinema Dramatic:
Lasting

Cinematography Award: U. S. Documentary:
Dirty Wars

Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic:
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic:
Mother of George

Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary:
Who Is Dayani Cristal?

U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking:
Inequality for All

U. S. Documentary Special Jury award for Achievement in Filmmaking:
American Promise

U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting:
Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now

U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Sound Design:
Shane Carruth & Johnny Marshall, Upstream Color

World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award:
Circles

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award:
Pussy Riot — A Punk Prayer

Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary:
The Summit

Editing Award: U. S. Documentary:
Gideon’s Army

Screenwriting Award: World Cinema Dramatic:
Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic:
In A World…

Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize:
Computer Chess

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C.J. Prince hails from Ontario, Canada and spends most of his time absorbing as many films as possible. When he isn't trying to talk about films with words he is making tweets you'd regret reading.

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