Sundance Awards

This in from Lizerne Guiting: The sun has set on 2008’s Sundance Film Festival, but not before bringing to light a crop of esteemed new indie dramas and docs. One of the fest’s most buzzed-about films was Frozen River, a drama about a desperate trailer-park mom and a Mohawk Indian girl who team up to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States from Canada. Frozen River was a short-turned-feature length film, not unlike Half Nelson, which got nominated for Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize in 2006.

Here are 10 of the big winners: (Click here for the full list.)

TROUBLE THE WATER
Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

FROZEN RIVER
Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

MAN ON WIRE
The World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary

KING OF PING PONG
The World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic

FIELDS OF FUEL
Audience Award: Documentary

THE WACKNESS
Audience Award: Dramatic

MAN ON WIRE
World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary

CAPTAIN ABU RAED
World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic

Alex Rivera and David Riker for SLEEP DEALER
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

The cast of CHOKE
Special Jury Prize: Dramatic, Work by an Ensemble Cast

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