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Sundance Film Festival 2017 Awards: Winners – BEACH RATS, CROWN HEIGHTS, NOVITIATE

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2017 Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners

Beach Rats, Crown Heights, Novitiate, and the other winners of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Awards have been announced. The 33rd Annual Sundance Film Festival Awards are the “culmination of the Sundance Film Festival…The competition juries, comprised of individuals from the worldwide film community with original and diverse points of view, select films from both the documentary and dramatic categories to receive a range of awards. Decided by Festivalgoers’ ballots, Audience Awards are bestowed upon films in each of the Festival’s four competition categories.”

This year’s Sundance Film Festival has come to a close. Numerous films stood out this year but very few were awards recognition by judges and audience members. I don’t’ feel at home in this world anymore won the Dramatic U.S. Grand Jury Prize. Beach Rats took home the U.S. Dramatic award for Directing at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Dina was awarded the Documentary U.S. Grand Jury Prize.

Audience members had other ideas as to whom should be awarded recognition at the 33th annual Sundance Film Festival. Crown Heights won the Dramatic U.S. Audience Award. Chasing Coral was awarded the Documentary U.S. Audience Award.

The full listing of the winners of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Awards:

U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Dina, directed by Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini

U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

I don’t’ feel at home in this world anymore, directed by Macon Blair

Directing Award: U.S. Documentary

The Force, directed by Peter Nicks

Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic

Beach Rats, directed by Eliza Hittman

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award Cinematography

The Yellow Birds, cinematography by Daniel Landin

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance

Chanté Adams for Roxanne Roxanne

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Director

Novitiate, directed by Maggie Betts

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic to…”

Ingrid Goes West, written by Matt Spicer and David Branson Smith

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for inspirational filmmaking

STEP, directed by Amanda Lipitz

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing

Unrest, edited by Kim Roberts and Emiliano Battista

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Storytelling

Strong Island, directed by Yance Ford

The Orwell Award

ICARUS, directed by Bryan Fogel

Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, directed by Joe Piscatella

Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic

Sueño en otro idioma (I Dream in Another Language), directed by Ernesto Contreras

Audience Award: U.S. Documentary

Chasing Coral, directed by Jeff Orlowski

Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic

Crown Heights, directed by Matt Ruskin

World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography

Axolotl Overkill, cinematography by Manu Dacosse

World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematic Vision

Free and Easy, directed by Jun Geng

World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenplay

Pop Aye, written by Kirsten Tan

Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic

God’s Own Country, directed by Francis Lee

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

The Nile Hilton Incident, directed by Tarik Saleh

NEXT Audience Award Presented by Adobe goes to:

Gook, directed by Justin Chon

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Excellence in Cinematography

Machines, cinematography by Rodrigo Trejo Villanueva

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Commanding Vision:

Motherland, directed by Ramona S. Diaz

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World, directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana

Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary

WINNIE, directed by Pascale Lamche

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Last Men in Aleppo, directed by Steen Johannessen and Firas Fayyad

Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

Marjorie Prime, directed by Michael Almereyeda

Sundance Institute Global Filmmaking Awards

From Iran, Massoud Bakhshi for Yalda.

From France, Maimouna Doucoure for Mignonnes.

From Brazil, Fernando Coimbra for The Hanged.

From Poland, Agnieszka Smoczynska for Deranged.

Sundance Institute / NHK Award

Babak Anvari, from the UK, for I Came By.

Sundance Institute / Amazon Studios Producer Award for Documentary Feature Producer

Joslyn Barnes for Strong Island

Award for Narrative Feature Producer

Anish Savjani and Neill Kopp for I don’t feel at home in this world anymore

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