The 2019 Sundance Film Fest Winners

The 2019 Sundance Film Fest Winners

This year’s Sundance Film Festival has finished up and the fest’s annual award winners have been announced.

The Chinonye Chukwu-directed and Alfre Woodard-led “Clemency” took the top honor of the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, while Joanna Hogg’s “The Souvenir” nabbed the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in the dramatic categories. In the Audience Awards for Drama, “Brittany Runs A Marathon” took the U.S. and “Queen of Hearts” the World honors in the Drama category.

On the documentary front “One Child Nation” and “Honeyland” scored the U.S. and World Cinema Grand Jury prizes respectively. “Knock Down the House” and “Sea of Shadows” took the Audience Awards in the U.S. and World Documentary categories.

Joe Talbot scored the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award for “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” Lucía Garibaldi won the World Dramatic Directing Award for “The Sharks,” Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert won the U.S. Documentary Directing Award for “American Factory,” and Mads Brugger nabbed the World Documentary Directing Award for “Cold Case Hammarskjold”.

The screenwriting award went to Pippa Bianco for “Share”. Special Jury Prizes were also handed out to “Honey Boy” (vision and craft), “Share” (acting), “Dolce Fine Giornata” (acting), “We Are Little Zombies” (originality), “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” (creative collaboration), and “Monos”.

Special Jury Awards for docos included “Always in Season” (moral urgency), “Jawline” (emerging filmmaker), “Apollo 11” (editing), “Midnight Traveler” (no borders), “Honeyland” (impact for change & cinematography), and “Midnight Family” (cinematography).

“The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” took the previously announced Alfred P. Sloan Prize, while “The Infiltrators” won the NEXT Audience Award and the NEXT Innovator Prize.