Sundance Film Festival 2013 winners here
US Dramatic Grand Prize: Fruitvale
US Doc Grand Prize: Blood Brother
US Dramatic Dir.: Jill Soloway for Afternoon Delight
US Doc Dir.: Cutie and the Boxer
US Screenwriting Award: Lake Bell for Inner World
US Doc Editing: Gideon's Army
US Dramatic Cinematography: Bradford Young for Ain't Their Bodies Saints and Mother of George
US Doc Cinematography: Dirty Wars
US Dramatic Sound Design: Upstream Color
Special Jury Prize US Doc: Inequality for All and American Promise
Audience Award US Dramatic: Fruitvale by Ryan Coogler
Audience Award US Doc: Blood Brother by Steve Hoover
Audience Award World Cinema Dramatic: Metro Manila
Audience Award World Cinema Documentary: The Square
Audience Award Best of Next: This Is Martin Bonner
World Cinema Dramatic: Jiseul
World Cinema Dramatic Dir.: Sebastian Silva for Crystal Fairy
World Cinema Dramatic Screenwriting: Wajma: An Afghan Love Story
World Cinema Dramatic Cinematography: Michael Englert Lasting
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Prize: Circles
World Cinema Documentary: A River Changes Course
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
World Cinema Doc Cinematography: Who Is Dayani Cristal?
World Cinema Doc Editing: The Summit
World Cinema Doc Dir.: The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear
Alfred P. Sloan Award: Computer Chess
Short Film Animation: Irish Folk Furniture
Short Film NonFiction: Skinny Grove
Short Film International Fiction: The Date
Short Film US Fiction: Whiplash
Short Film Grand Jury Prize: The Whistle
Short Film Audience Award: Catnip: Egress to Oblivion?
The Sundance Film Festival winners will be announced in about one hour. (Watch online the Sundance 2013 Awards.) We'll be posting the list of winners here, in real time. (That is, if we're able to type fast enough.)
Among this year's Sundance movie hits – in varying degrees – are The Way, Way Back, featuring Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette and Steve Carell; The East, with Brit Marling, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson, and Alexander Skarsgård; The Spectacular Now, with Miles Teller; and Lovelace, with Amanda Seyfried as '70s porn star Linda Lovelace, Peter Sarsgaard as her abusive husband, and an all-star cast that includes James Franco and Sharon Stone.
Earlier today, it was announced that Kentaro Hagiwara, who's to direct Spectacled Tiger, was the winner of the 2013 Sundance/NHK International Filmmaker Award. Created in 1996, the award “recognizes and supports a visionary filmmaker on his or her next film.”
A graduate of Los Angeles' Art Center College of Design, Hagiwara wrote and directed the short film Super Star. Spectacled Tiger will be his first feature film. Co-written by Kyohta Fujimoto, Spectacled Tiger is described as “a romantic, coming-of-age film about a high-school trivia quiz wunderkind, who starts questioning his 'black or white' worldview after becoming enamored of a new girl in school.
Among the Sundance hits of years past that went on to become mainstream – or borderline mainstream – hits are Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild, which is up for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Director; James Marsh's Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire; and Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' Little Miss Sunshine, a sleeper box office hit that won the Producers Guild Award and earned multiple Oscar nominations.