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2012 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

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Dramatic

People who added this item 632 Average listal rating (394 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Grand Jury Prize
Excellence in Cinematography Award

U.S.A. (Director: Benh Zeitlin, Screenwriters: Benh Zeitlin, Lucy Alibar) — Waters gonna rise up, wild animals gonna rerun from the grave, and everything south of the levee is goin’ under, in this tale of a six year old named Hushpuppy, who lives with her daddy at the edge of the world. Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry.

People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
World Cinema Jury Prize

Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Spain (Director: Andrés Wood, Screenwriters: Eliseo Altunaga, Rodrigo Bazaes, Guillermo Calderón, Andrés Wood) — A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes. Cast: Francisca Gavilán, Thomas Durand, Luis Machín, Gabriela Aguilera, Roberto Farías.
People who added this item 267 Average listal rating (154 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Sessions (2012)
U.S. Dramatic Audience Award
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting

U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Ben Lewin) — Mark O'Brien, a 36-year-old poet and journalist in an iron lung, decides he no longer wishes to be a virgin. With the help of his therapist and the guidance of his priest, he contacts a professional sex surrogate to take him on a journey to manhood. Cast: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy.

People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
World Cinema Audience Award

India, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Musa Syeed) — Gulzar plans to run away from the war and poverty surrounding his village in Kashmir with his best friend, but a beautiful young woman researching the dying lake leads him to contemplate a different future Cast: Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, Mohammed Afzal Sofi, Neelofar Hamid.


People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Best of NEXT Audience Award

U.S.A. (Director: Mike Birbiglia, Screenwriters: Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Joe Birbiglia, Seth Barrish) — Reluctant to confront his fears of love, honesty, and growing up, a budding standup comedian has both a hilarious and intense struggle with sleepwalking. Cast: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane, James Rebhorn, Cristin Milioti.


People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
U.S. Directing Award

U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Ava DuVernay) — When her husband is incarcerated, an African-American woman struggles to maintain her marriage and her identity. Cast: Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Hardwick, Lorraine Touissaint, Edwina Findley.

People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Teddy Bear (2012)
World Cinema Directing Award

Denmark (Director: Mads Matthiesen, Screenwriters: Mads Matthiesen, Martin Pieter Zandvliet) — Dennis, a painfully shy 38-year-old bodybuilder who lives with his mother, sets off to Thailand in search of love. Cast: Kim Kold, Elsebeth Steentoft, Lamaiporn Sangmanee Hougaard, David Winters, Allan Mogensen.
People who added this item 486 Average listal rating (325 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

U.S.A. (Director: Colin Trevorrow, Screenwriter: Derek Connolly) — A trio of magazine employees investigate a classified ad seeking a partner for time travel. One employee develops feelings for the paranoid but compelling loner and seeks to discover what he’s really up to. Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni.
People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.1
World Cinema Screenwriting Award

Chile (Director: Marialy Rivas, Screenwriters: Marialy Rivas, Camila Gutiérrez, Pedro Peirano, Sebastián Sepúlveda) — 17-year-old Daniela, raised in the bosom of a strict Evangelical family and recently unmasked as a fornicator by her shocked parents, struggles to find her own path to spiritual harmony. Cast: Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Kuppenheim, María Gracia Omegna, Felipe Pinto.
People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
World Cinema Cinematography Award

United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Sally El Hosaini) — A pair of British Arab brothers trying to get by in gangland London learn the extraordinary courage it takes to be yourself. Cast: James Floyd, Saïd Taghmaoui, Fady Elsayed.
People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.3
Nobody Walks (2012)
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Independent Film Producing

U.S.A. (Director: Ry Russo-Young, Screenwriters: Lena Dunham, Ry Russo-Young) — Martine, a young artist from New York, is invited into the home of a hip, liberal LA family for a week. Her presence unravels the family’s carefully maintained status quo, and a mess of sexual and emotional entanglements ensues. Cast: John Krasinski, Olivia Thirlby, Rosemarie DeWitt, India Ennenga, Justin Kirk.
People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Smashed (2012)
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Independent Film Producing

U.S.A. (Director: James Ponsoldt, Screenwriters: Susan Burke, James Ponsoldt) — Kate and Charlie are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and... drinking. When Kate decides to get sober, her new lifestyle brings troubling issues to the surface and calls into question her relationship with Charlie. Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Can (2011)
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Artistic Vision

Turkey (Director and screenwriter: Rasit Celikezer) — A young married couple live happily in Istanbul, but their decision to illegally procure a child threatens their future together. Cast: Selen Uçer, Serdar Orçin, Berkan Demirbag, Erkan Avci.
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Documentary

People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
Grand Jury Prize

U.S.A. (Director: Eugene Jarecki) — For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet, drugs are cheaper, purer and more available today than ever. Where did we go wrong and what is the path toward healing?
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.4
World Cinema Jury Prize

Israel (Director: Ra'anan Alexandrowicz) — Israel's 43-year military legal system in the Occupied Palestinian Territories unfolds through provocative interviews with the system’s architects and historical footage showing the enactment of these laws upon the Palestinian population.
People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
U.S. Documentary Audience Award

U.S.A. (Director: Kirby Dick) — An investigative and powerfully emotional examination of the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military, the institutions that cover up its existence and the profound personal and social consequences that arise from it.
People who added this item 335 Average listal rating (229 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
World Cinema Audience Award
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize for its Celebration of the Artistic Spirit

Sweden, United Kingdom (Director: Malik Bendjelloul) — Rodriguez was the greatest ‘70s US rock icon who never was. Hailed as the greatest recording artist of his generation he disappeared into oblivion – rising again from the ashes in a completely different context many miles away.
People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
U.S. Directing Award

U.S.A. (Director: Lauren Greenfield) — Jackie and David were triumphantly constructing the biggest house in America – a sprawling, 90,000-square-foot palace inspired by Versailles – when their timeshare empire falters due to the economic crisis. Their story reveals the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream.
People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
World Cinema Directing Award

Palestine, Israel, France (Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi) — A Palestinian journalist chronicles his village’s resistance to a separation barrier being erected on their land and in the process captures his young son’s lens on the world.

People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Detropia (2012)
U.S. Documentary Editing Award

U.S.A. (Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady) — The woes of Detroit are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. This is the dramatic story of a city and its people who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames are rising.
People who added this item 179 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
World Cinema Documentary Editing Award

Canada (Directors: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky) — Follow the dramatic journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.
People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
Chasing Ice (2012)
Excellence in Cinematography Award

U.S.A. (Director: Jeff Orlowski) — Science, spectacle and human passion mix in this stunningly cinematic portrait as National Geographic photographer James Balog captures time-lapse photography of glaciers over several years providing tangible visual evidence of climate change.
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Putins kys (2011)
World Cinema Cinematography Award

Denmark (Director: Lise Birk Pedersen) — 19-year-old Marsha is a model spokesperson in a strongly nationalistic Russian youth movement that aims to protect the country from its enemies. When she starts recognizing the organization’s flaws, she must take a stand for or against it.
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.2
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for an Agent of Change

U.S.A. (Director: Macky Alston) — One man whose two defining passions are in conflict: An openly gay bishop refuses to leave the Church or the man he loves.
People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance

U.S.A., China (Director: Alison Klayman) — Renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations and increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.6
Short Film Audience Award

Director: Maria White — In the Lowcountry of South Carolina a group of true Southern belles reveal their more rugged side, providing a glimpse into what drives them to hunt in the wild.
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Jury Prize: Short Filmmaking

U.S.A. (Director: Cutter Hodierne, Screenwriters: Cutter Hodierne, John Hibey).
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Dramatic films and documentaries that picked up awards at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival accompanied with the Sundance portraits of the winning casts and directors.

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