The 2011 Sundance Film Festival awards have been announced.
Drake Doremus‘ Like Crazy and Peter D. Richardson‘s documentary How to Die in Oregon won the grand jury prizes for American films at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony.
Jason Reitman presented the grand jury prize for U.S. dramatic film to Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy, one of the big sales of the fest. Doremus also wrote the script with Ben York Jones.
The movie starring Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence follows young American guy and a young British girl meet in college and fall in love. Their love is tested when she is required to leave the country and they must face the challenges of a long-distance relationship.
Felicity Jones of Like Crazy also won a special jury award for acting. Producer Jonathan Schwartz and writer-director Drake Doremus accepted the award for the British actress, who was working in England.
Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones in Like Crazy
The grand jury prize for U.S. documentary film was awarded to How to Die in Oregon, directed by Peter D. Richardson.
“In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. How to Die in Oregon gently enters the lives of terminally ill Oregonians to illuminate the power of death with dignity,” the film is described.
Danfung Dennis’s Hell and Back Again take top honors in the World Documentary section, winning the grand jury prize and cinematography.
The festival’s four audience awards went to Circumstance in U.S Dramatic, Buck in U.S. Documentary, Kinyarwanda in World Dramatic and Senna in World Documentary.
Martha Marcy May Marlene took best directing for Sean Durkin.
Anne Sewitsky’s Happy Happy, which is described by the fest as “a perfect housewife, who just happens to be sex-starved, struggles to keep her emotions in check when an attractive family moves in next door,” won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Dramatic competition.
Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur was also a major winner, taking directing and a special jury prize for acting.
Mike Cahill‘s Another Earth is the recipient of this year’s Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize which carries a $20,000 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for an outstanding feature film focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer, or mathematician as a major character.
The complete list of winners:
Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic)
Grand Jury Prize (Documentary)
How To Die In Oregon
World Cinema Jury Prize (Dramatic)
World Cinema Jury Prize (Documentary)
Hell and Back Again
Directing Award (Dramatic)
Martha Marcy May Marlene, directed by Sean Durkin
Directing Award (Documentary)
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, directed by Jon Foy
Audience Award (Dramatic)
Audience Award (Documentary)
World Cinema Audience Award (Dramatic)
World Cinema Audience Award (Documentary)
The Best of NEXT Audience Award:
World Cinema Directing Award (Dramatic)
Tyrannosaur, directed by Paddy Considine
World Cinema Directing Award (Documentary)
Project Nim, directed by James Marsh
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award (Dramatic)
Another Happy Day, Sam Levinson
World Cinema Screenwriting Award:
Restoration, Erez Kav-El
Editing Award (Documentary)
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Matthew Hamachek and Marshall Curry
World Cinema Editing Award (Documentary)
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Excellence in Cinematography Award (Dramatic)
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 AgainDrake Doremus on his Like Crazy
Special Jury Prize (Dramatic)
Felicity Jones for Like Crazy
Special Jury Prize (Dramatic)
Another Earth, Mike Cahill and Brit Marling
Special Jury Prize (Documentary)
Being Elmo:A Puppeteer’s Journey
World Cinema Special Jury Prize (Documentary)
Position Among The Stars
World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Dramatic
Tyrannosaur, for acting
Alfred P. Sloan Prize
Another Earth, directed by Mike Cahill
Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Award:
The Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking:
Brick Novax pt 1 and 2, Director/Screenwriter: Matt Piedmont
The Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking :
Deeper Than Yesterday, Director/Screenwriter: Ariel Kleiman, Australia
The Shorts Jury Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking to:
Choke, Drector/Screenwriter: Michelle Latimer, Canada
Diarchy, Director/Screenwriter: Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, Italy
The External World, Director/Screenwriter: David O’Reilly, Germany, Ireland
The Legend of Beaver Dam, Director: Jerome Sable; Screenwriters: Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion, Canada
Out of Reach, Director/ Screenwriter: Jakub Stozek, Poland
Protoparticles, Director/Screenwriter: Chema García Ibarra, Spain
Peter D. Richardson on his documentary How to Die in Oregon