2008 Sundance Award Winners
2008 Sundance Award Winners
Last night, the jury and audience award-winners of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival were announced at the Sundance Film Festival’s closing Awards Ceremony hosted by William H. Macy.
And the awards went to...
The Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - TROUBLE THE WATER
The Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - FROZEN RIVER
The World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary - MAN ON WIRE/United Kingdom
The World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic - KING OF PING PONG (PING PONGKINGEN)/ Sweden
The Audience Award: Documentary - to FIELDS OF FUEL
The Audience Award: Dramatic - THE WACKNESS
The World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary - MAN ON WIRE/United Kingdom
The World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic - CAPTAIN ABU RAED/Jordan
The Directing Award: Documentary - Nanette Burstein/AMERICAN TEEN
The Directing Award: Dramatic - Lance Hammer/BALLAST
The World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary -Nino Kirtadze/DURAKOVO: VILLAGE OF FOOLS (DURAKOVO: LE VILLAGE DES FOUS)/ France.
The World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic - Anna Melikyan/MERMAID (RUSALKA)/ Russia.
The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award - Alex Rivera and David Riker/SLEEP DEALER.
The World Cinema Screenwriting Award - Samuel Benchetrit/I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A GANGSTER (J'AI TOUJOURS RÊVÉ D'ÊTRE UN GANGSTER)/ France
The Documentary Editing Award - Joe Bini/ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED
The World Cinema Documentary Editing Award - Irena Dol/THE ART STAR AND THE SUDANESE TWINS/New Zealand
The Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary - Phillip Hunt and Steven Sebring/PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE
The Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic - Lol Crawley/BALLAST
The World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary - al Massad/RECYCLE /Jordan
The World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic - Askild Vik Edvardsen for KING OF PING PONG (PING PONGKINGEN)/ Sweden
A World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Ernesto Contreras/BLUE EYELIDS (PÁRPADOS AZULES)/ Mexico
A Special Jury Prize: Documentary - Lisa F. Jackson/GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO
A Special Jury Prize: Dramatic, The Spirit of Independence - Chusy Haney-Jardine/ANYWHERE, USA
A Special Jury Prize: Dramatic, Work by an Ensemble Cast - The cast of CHOKE.
The 2008 Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking was awarded to two films: MY OLYMPIC SUMMER, directed by Daniel Robin, and SIKUMI (On the Ice), directed by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean.
The jury also presented the International Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking to SOFT, directed by Simon Ellis. Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking were presented to: Aquarium, directed by Rob Meyer; August 15th, directed by Xuan Jiang; La Corona (The Crown), directed by Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega; Oiran Lyrics, directed by Ryosuke Ogawa; Spider, directed by Nash Edgerton; Suspension, directed by Nicolas Provost, and W. , directed by The Vikings.
SLEEP DEALER, directed by Alex Rivera, is the recipient of this year’s Alfred P. Sloan Prize.
Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) on Thursday announced the winners of the 2008 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards. The winning filmmakers and projects for 2008 are Alejandro Fernandez Almendras from Chile with HUACHO; Braden King from the United States, with HERE; Aiko Nagatsu from Japan, with APOPTOSIS; and Radu Jude from Romania, with THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD.
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