The 2011 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

The 2011 Sundance Film Festival has finally come to an end -- and we’ll be going over some of the more talked-about films this week – but in the meantime you might want to see who won all the big awards. Sundance is notorious for giving awards to films that don’t have distribution yet and deserve the extra praise. That’s not to say they aren’t good films – if it wins an award, it’s definitely worth your time – but it’s also why a lot of these may not look as familiar to you, because they weren’t covered as much.

Sundance 2011

The top prize for U.S. Competition is a film that actually does have distribution, but still deserves a whole ton of love. Starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, Like Crazy follows the trials and tribulations over an 8-year span of two people in a long distance relationship. Meanwhile, on the documentary side, the big winner was How to Die in Oregon, which covers the controversial issue of physician-assisted suicide, and how it’s handled in a state like Oregon where it’s legal.
 
See the full list of winners below, and let us know if there are any titles that you’re really dying to see later this year or in 2012.
 
 
Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic:
Like Crazy

Grand Jury Prize, Documentary:
How to Die in Oregon

Audience Award, Dramatic:
Circumstance

Audience Award, Documentary:
Buck

World Cinema Jury Prize, Dramatic:
Happy Happy

World Cinema Jury Prize, Documentary:
Hell and Back Again

World Cinema Audience Award, Dramatic:
Kinyarwanda

World Cinema Audience Award, Documentary:
Senna

The Best of NEXT Audience Award:
to.get.her

Directing Award, Dramatic:
Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene

Directing Award, Documentary:
Jon Foy, Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

World Cinema Directing Award, Dramatic:
Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur

World Cinema Directing Award, Documentary:
James Marsh, Project Nim

Waldo Scott Screenwriting Award:
Another Happy Day

World Cinema Screenwriting Award:
Restoration

Documentary Editing Award:
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

World Cinema Editing Award, Documentary:
The Black Power Mixtape

Excellence in Cinematography Award, Dramatic:
Pariah

Excellence in Cinematography Award, Documentary:
The Redemption of General Butt Naked

World Cinema Cinematography Award, Dramatic:
All Your Dead Ones

World Cinema Cinematography Award, Documentary:
Hell and Back Again

Special Jury Prize, Dramatic:
Another Earth

Special Jury Prize, Dramatic: (Acting)
Felicity Jones in Like Crazy

Special Jury Prize, Documentary:
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

World Cinema Special Jury Prize, Dramatic:
Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman in Tyrannosaur

World Cinema Special Jury Prize, Documentary:
Position Among the Stars

 

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