Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 Sundance Film Festival Winners

GRAND JURY PRIZE (Dramatic): Beasts of the Southern Wild- the film was snapped up by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

AUDIENCE AWARD (Dramatic): The Surrogate- Fox Searchlight picked up this much raved about film starring John Hawkes and Helen Hunt.

DIRECTING AWARD: Ava DuVernay, Middle of Nowhere

DIRECTING AWARD (Documentary): Lauren Greenfield, The Queen of Versailles- picked up by Magnolia Pictures. 

WALDO SALT SCREENWRITING AWARD: Safety Not Guaranteed- stars Mark Duplass as a romantic loner who wants to time travel, written by Derek Connelly 

GRAND JURY PRIZE (Documentary): The House I Live In- directed by Eugene Jarecki (brother of Andrew Jarecki, director of the acclaimed documentary Capturing the Friedmans and the not-so-acclaimed narrative All Good Things.)

AUDIENCE AWARD (Documentary): The Invisible War

WORLD CINEMA JURY PRIZE (Dramatic): Violeta Went to Heaven

WORLD CINEMA AUDIENCE AWARD (Dramatic): Valley of Saints

WORLD CINEMA JURY PRIZE (Documentary): The Law in These Parts

WORLD CINEMA AUDIENCE AWARD (Documentary): Searching for Sugar Man


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