List of Sundance Film Festival award winners

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This is a list of films that won awards at the American Sundance Film Festival.

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1990[edit]

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1991[edit]

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1992[edit]

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1993[edit]

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1994[edit]

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1995[edit]

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1996[edit]

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1997[edit]

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1998[edit]

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1999[edit]

  • Grand Jury Prize Documentary – American Movie
  • Grand Jury Prize Dramatic – Three Seasons
  • Audience Award Documentary – Genghis Blues
  • Audience Award Dramatic – Three Seasons
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic – Three Seasons
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary – Regret to Inform
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary – Rabbit in the Moon
  • Directing Award Dramatic – Judy Berlin
  • Directing Award Documentary – Regret to Inform
  • Freedom of Expression Award – The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords
  • Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award – Joe the King (tie)
  • Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award – Guinevere (tie)
  • World Cinema Audience Award – Run Lola Run
  • World Cinema Audience Award – Train of Life
  • Filmmakers Trophy Dramatic – Tumbleweeds
  • Filmmakers Trophy Documentary – Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – Stubble Trouble
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – Come unto Me: The Faces of Tyree Guyton
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – A Pack of Gifts, Now
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – Atomic Tabasco
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – Devil Doll/Ring Pull
  • Jury Prize Latin American Cinema – Little Saints
  • Jury Prize Short Filmmaking – More
  • Special Jury Prize – On the Ropes
  • Special Jury Prize Latin American Cinema – Life is to Whistle
  • Special Jury Prize for Acting – Happy, Texas
  • Special Jury Prize for Distinctive Vision in Filmmaking – Treasure Island
  • Piper-Heidsieck tribute to Independent Vision – Laura Dern

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2000[edit]

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2001[edit]

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2003[edit]

  • Alfred P. Sloan Prize – Dopamine
  • Audience Award Documentary – My Flesh and Blood
  • Audience Award Dramatic – The Station Agent
  • Directing Award Dramatic – thirteen
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary – Stevie
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic – Quattro Noza
  • Freedom of Expression Award – What I Want My Words to Do to You
  • Grand Jury Prize Documentary – Capturing the Friedmans
  • Grand Jury Prize Dramatic – American Splendor
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – Ocularist
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – The Planets
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – Pan with Us
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – The Freak
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – Asylum
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – Fits & Starts
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – Earthquake
  • Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking – From the 104th Floor
  • Jury Prize Short Filmmaking – Terminal Bar
  • Online Film Festival Audience Award Short Filmmaking – One
  • Online Film Festival Audience Award Short Filmmaking Animation – Broken Saints
  • Online Film Festival Second Place Audience Award Short Filmmaking – S-11 Redux: Channel Surfing the Apocalypse
  • Online Film Festival Second Place Audience Award Short Filmmaking Animation – LOR
  • Online Film Festival Third Place Audience Award Short Filmmaking – Icarus of Pittsburgh
  • Online Film Festival Third Place Audience Award Short Filmmaking Animation – Bumble Beeing
  • Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award – The Station Agent
  • World Cinema Audience Award – Whale Rider

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2004[edit]

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2005[edit]

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2006[edit]

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2007[edit]

  • 2007 Alfred P. Sloan PrizeDark Matter
  • Audience Award: Documentary – Hear and Now
  • Directing Award Documentary – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine for War/Dance
  • Directing Award Dramatic – Jeffrey Blitz for Rocket Science
  • Editing Award Documentary – Hibah Sherif Frisina, Charlton McMillan, and Michael Schweitzer for Nanking
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary – Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic – Benoît Debie for Joshua
  • Grand Jury Prize Documentary – Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)
  • Grand Jury Prize Dramatic – Padre Nuestro
  • Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking – Death to the Tinman
  • Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking – t.o.m.
  • Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking – Men Understand Each Other Better (Mardha Hamdigar Ra Behtar Mifahmand)
  • Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking – Spitfire 944
  • Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking – Motodrom
  • Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking – The Fighting Cholitas
  • Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking – Everything Will Be OK
  • Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking – The Tube With a Hat
  • Special Jury Prize: Documentary – No End in Sight
  • Special Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking – Freeheld
  • Special Jury Prize for Acting – Jess Weixler in Teeth
  • Special Jury Prize for Acting – Tamara Podemski in Four Sheets to the Wind
  • Special Jury Prize for Singularity of Vision Dramatic – Chris Smith, director of The Pool
  • Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Dramatic – James C. Strouse for Grace Is Gone
  • World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary – In the Shadow of the Moon
  • World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic – Once
  • World Cinema Jury Prize Documentary – Enemies of Happiness
  • World Cinema Jury Prize Dramatic – Sweet Mud
  • World Cinema Special Jury Prize Documentary – Hot House
  • World Cinema Special Jury Prize Dramatic – L' Héritage (The Legacy)

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2010[edit]

  • Alfred P. Sloan Prize – Obselidia
  • Audience Award: Dramatic – happythankyoumoreplease
  • Audience Award: Documentary – Waiting for "Superman"
  • Best of NEXT – Homewrecker (2010 film)
  • Directing Award Documentary – Smash His Camera
  • Directing Award Dramatic – 3 Backyards
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic – Obselidia
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary – The Oath
  • Editing Award Documentary – Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
  • Grand Jury Prize: Documentary – Restrepo
  • Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic – Winter's Bone
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – Born Sweet
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – Can We Talk?
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – How I Met Your Father
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – Quadrangle
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – Rob and Valentyna in Scotland
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – Young Love
  • Jury Prize International Short Filmmaking – The Six Dollar Fifty Man
  • Jury Prize Short Filmmaking – Drunk History: Douglass & Lincoln
  • Special Jury Prize Documentary – Gasland
  • Special Jury Prize Dramatic – Sympathy for Delicious
  • Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award – Winter's Bone
  • World Cinema Audience Award Documentary – Waste Land
  • World Cinema Audience Award Dramatic – Undertow
  • World Cinema Cinematography Award Documentary – His & Hers
  • World Cinema Cinematography Award Dramatic – The Man Next Door
  • World Cinema Directing Award Documentary – Space Tourists
  • World Cinema Directing Award Dramatic – Southern District
  • World Cinema Documentary Editing Award – A Film Unfinished
  • World Cinema Jury Prize Documentary – The Red Chapel (Det Røde Kapel)
  • World Cinema Jury Prize Dramatic – Animal Kingdom
  • World Cinema Screenwriting Award – Southern District
  • World Cinema Special Jury Prize Documentary – Enemies of the People
  • World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Acting – Grown Up Movie Star

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2011[edit]

  • Grand Jury Prize: Documentary – How to Die in Oregon
  • Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic – Like Crazy
  • World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary – Hell and Back Again
  • World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic – Happy, Happy
  • Audience Award: Documentary – Buck
  • Audience Award: Dramatic – Circumstance
  • World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary – Senna
  • World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic – Kinyarwanda
  • Best of NEXT Audience Award – to.get.her
  • Directing Award: Documentary – Jon Foy for Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
  • Directing Award: Dramatic – Sean Durkin for Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary – James Marsh for Project Nim
  • World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic – Paddy Considine for Tyrannosaur
  • Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award – Sam Levinson for Another Happy Day
  • World Cinema Dramatic Screenwriting Award – Erez Kav-El for Restoration
  • Documentary Editing Award – Matthew Hamachek and Marshall Curry for If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
  • World Cinema Documentary Editing Award – Goran Hugo Olsson and Hanna Lejonqvist for The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary – Eric Strauss, Ryan Hill and Peter Hutchens for The Redemption of General Butt Naked
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic – Bradford Young for Pariah
  • World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary – Danfung Dennis for Hell and Back Again
  • World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic – Diego F. Jimenez for All Your Dead Ones
  • World Dramatic Special Jury Prizes for Breakout Performances – Paddy Considine and Olivia Colman for Tyrannosaur
  • World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize – Position Among the Stars
  • Documentary Special Jury Prize – Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
  • Dramatic Special Jury Prize – Another Earth
  • Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Breakout Performance – Felicity Jones for Like Crazy
  • Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking – Brick Novax Pt 1 and 2
  • International Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking – Deeper Than Yesterday
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – Choke
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – Diarchy
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – The External World
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – The Legend of Beaver Dam
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – Out of Reach
  • Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking – Protoparticles
  • Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize – Another Earth
  • Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Awards – Bogdan Mustata of Romania for Wolf, Ernesto Contrera of Mexico for I Dream In Another Language, Seng Tat Liew of Malaysia for In What City Does It Live?, and Talya Lavie of Israel for Zero Motivation
  • Sundance Institute/NHK Award – Cherien Dabis, director of May in the Summer

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2012[edit]

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2013[edit]

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2014[edit]



  • World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic – To Kill a Man
  • World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic – 52 Tuesdays
  • World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic – Lilting
  • World Cinema Screenwriting Award: Blind
  • World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Dramatic – God Help the Girl




  • Short Film Grand Jury Prize – Of God and Dogs
  • Short Film Jury Award: Animation – Yearbook
  • Short Film Jury Award: International – The Cut
  • Short Film Jury Award: Non-Fiction – I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked
  • Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction – Gregory Go Boom
  • Special Jury Prize for Unique Vision: Short Filmmaking – Rat Pack Rat
  • Special Jury Prize for Non-Fiction: Short Filmmaking – Love. Love. Love.


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2015[edit]


  • Grand Jury Prize: Documentary – The Wolfpack by Crystal Moselle
  • Directing Award: Documentary – Matthew Heineman for Cartel Land
  • Cinematography Award: Documentary – Matthew Heineman and Matt Porwoll for Cartel Land
  • Special Jury Prize for Breakout First Feature: Documentary – Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe for (T)error
  • Special Jury Prize for Verité Filmmaking: Documentary – Western by Bill and Turner Ross
  • Special Jury Prize for Social Impact: Documentary – 3½ Minutes by Marc Silver



  • World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary – The Russian Woodpecker by Chad Gracia
  • World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary – Kim Longinotto for Dreamcatcher
  • World Cinema Editing Award: Documentary – Jim Scott for How to Change the World
  • World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Impact: Documentary – Pervert Park by Frida and Lasse Barkfors
  • World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Unparalleled Access: Documentary – The Chinese Mayor by Hao Zhou



  • Short Film Grand Jury Prize – World of Tomorrow by Don Hertzfeldt
  • Short Film Jury Award: Animation – Storm hits jacket by Paul Cabon
  • Short Film Jury Award: International – Oh Lucy! by Atsuko Hirayanagi
  • Short Film Jury Award: Non-Fiction – The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul by Kitty Green
  • Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction – SMILF by Frankie Shaw
  • Special Jury Prize for Acting: Short Filmmaking – Laure Calamy for Back Alley by Cécile Ducrocq
  • Special Jury Prize for Visual Poetry: Short Filmmaking – Object by Paulina Skibińska


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2016[edit]

  • Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic – The Birth of a Nation by Nate Parker
  • Directing Award: Dramatic – Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan for Swiss Army Man
  • Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award – Chad Hartigan for Morris From America
  • U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award – Miles Joris-Peyrafitte for As You Are
  • U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance – Joe Seo for Spa Night
  • U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Individual Performance – Melanie Lynskey for The Intervention and Craig Robinson for Morris from America


  • Grand Jury Prize: Documentary – Weiner by Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegman
  • Directing Award: Documentary – Roger Ross Williams for Life, Animated
  • U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing – Penny Lane and Thom Stylinski for NUTS!
  • Special Jury Prize for Social Impact: Documentary – Trapped by Dawn Porter
  • U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Writing – Robert Greene for Kate Plays Christine
  • Special Jury Prize for Verité Filmmaking: Documentary – The Bad Kids by Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe


  • World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic – Sand Storm by Elite Zexer
  • World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic – Felix van Groeningen for Belgica
  • World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting – Vicky Hernandez and Manolo Cruz for Between Land and Sea
  • World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenwriting – Ana Katz and Inés Bortagaray for Mi Amiga del Parque
  • World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Unique Vision & Design – The Lure by Agnieszka Smoczyńska


  • World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary – Sonita by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
  • World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary – Michal Marczak for All These Sleepless Nights
  • World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Debut Feature – Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel for When Two Worlds Collide
  • World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography – Pieter-Jan De Pue for The Land of the Enlightened
  • World Cinema Editing Award: Documentary – Mako Kamitsuna and John Maringouin for We Are X


  • Audience Award: Dramatic – The Birth of a Nation by Nate Parker
  • Audience Award: Documentary – Jim: The James Foley Story by Brian Oakes
  • World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic – Between Sea and Land by Manolo Cruz and Carlos del Castillo
  • World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary – Sonita by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
  • Best of NEXT Audience Award – First Girl I Loved by Kerem Sanga


  • Short Film Grand Jury Prize – Thunder Road by Jim Cummings
  • Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction – The Procedure by Calvin Lee Reeder
  • Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction – Maman(s) by Maïmouna Doucouré
  • Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction – Bacon & God's Wrath by Sol Friedman
  • Short Film Jury Award: Animation – Edmond by Nina Gantz
  • Short Film Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance – Grace Glowicki for Her Friend Adam
  • Short Film Special Jury Award for Best Direction – Ondřej Hudeček for Peacock
  • Alfred P. Sloan Prize – Embrace of the Serpent by Ciro Guerra

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References[edit]

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  3. ^ 1986 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  4. ^ 1987 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  5. ^ 1988 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  6. ^ 1989 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  7. ^ 1990 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  8. ^ 1991 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  9. ^ 1992 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  10. ^ 1993 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  11. ^ 1994 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  12. ^ 1995 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  13. ^ 1996 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  14. ^ 1997 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  15. ^ 1998 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  16. ^ 1999 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
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  18. ^ 2001 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  19. ^ 2002 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  20. ^ 2003 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  21. ^ 2004 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  22. ^ 2005 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  23. ^ 2006 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  24. ^ 2007 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  25. ^ 2008 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  26. ^ 2009 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
  27. ^ 2010 Sundance Film Festival sundance.org
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  30. ^ "2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Awards". sundance.org. January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
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