Sundance Festival Award Winners

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The culmination of the Sundance Film Festival is the Awards Ceremony. 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. Click here for a description of award categories.

U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic   Whiplash
U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary   Rich Hill
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic   To Kill a Man
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary   Return to Homs
     
Audience Award: U. S. Dramatic presented by Acura   Whiplash
Audience Award: U.S. Documentary presented by Acura   Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory
Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic   Difret
Audience Award: World Cinema: Documentary   The Green Prince
Audience Award: Best of NEXT   Imperial Dreams
     
Directing Award: U. S. Dramatic   Fishing Without Nets / Cutter Hodierne
Directing Award: U. S. Documentary   The Case Against 8 / Ben Cotner & Ryan White
Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic   52 Tuesdays / Sophie Hyde
Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary   20,000 Days on Earth / Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
     
Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic   Low Down / Christopher Blauvelt
Cinematography Award: U. S. Documentary   E-TEAM / Ross Kauffman & Rachel Beth Anderson
Cinematography Award: World Cinema Dramatic   Lilting / Ula Pontikos
Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary   Happiness / Thomas Balmès & Nina Bernfeld
     
U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent   Dear White People / Justin Simien
U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score   Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter / The Octopus Project
U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking   The Overnighters
U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Use of Animation   Watchers of the Sky
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance   God Help the Girl
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematic Bravery   We Come as Friends
     
Editing Award: U. S. Documentary   Watchers of the Sky
Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary   20,000 Days on Earth
     
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic   The Skeleton Twins / Craig Johnson & Mark Heyman
Screenwriting Award: World Cinema Dramatic   Blind / Eskil Vogt
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize   I Origins
     
Short Film Grand Jury Prize   Of God and Dogs
Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction   Gregory Go Boom
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction   The Cut
Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction   I Think This is the Closest to How the Footage Looked
Short Film Jury Award: Animation   Yearbook
Short Film Special Jury Award for Unique Vision   Rat Pack Rat
Short Film Special Jury Award for Non-Fiction   Love. Love. Love.
Short Film Special Jury Award for Direction and Ensemble Acting   Burger
Short Film Audience Award, Presented by YouTube   Chapel Perilous
 
Read the 2014 Sundance Festival Awards Press Release
For a full list of historical awards, click here