Top Prizes Go to Between Sea and Land, The Birth of a Nation, First Girl I Loved, Jim: The James Foley Story, Sand Storm, Sonita and Weiner
The Birth of a Nation and Sonita Win Both Grand Jury Prize and Audience Awards
Short Film Awards, Global Filmmaking Awards, Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prizea and Sundance Institute | Amazon Studios Producers Awards also Honored
You’d think that a film called Tickled would offer a light, escapist, mirthful time at the theater. But while this World Documentary Competition feature is often very funny, and starts off as an uproarious investigation into an obscure and frankly amusing fetish, it quickly veers into very darker territory. Provoked by insulting and homophobic responses to requests for an interview, New Zealand directors David Farrier and Dylan Reeve press deeper into a surprisingly disturbing subculture, led by several shady organizations perhaps run by the same mysterious person.