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Sundance Film Festival 2011 Winners

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Sundance Film Festival 2011 Winners

Sundance Film Festival 2011 The 2011 Sundance Film Festival awards have been announced. Drake DoremusLike 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. Like Crazy 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) Like Crazy Grand Jury Prize (Documentary) How To Die In Oregon World Cinema Jury Prize (Dramatic) Happy, Happy 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) Circumstance Audience Award (Documentary) Buck World Cinema Audience Award (Dramatic) Kinyarwanda World Cinema Audience Award (Documentary) Senna The Best of NEXT Audience Award: to.get.her 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) 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 Drake Doremus on his Like Crazy [youtube][/youtube] 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: Cherien Dabis 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 [youtube][/youtube]

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