Netherlands doc wins Sundance Fest jury award

MUMBAI: The Sundance Film Festival 2011 announced its awards on Monday.

While the Netherlands film Position Among the Stars directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich won the World Cinema Special Jury Prize for documentary films, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer‘s Journey, directed by Constance Marks was adjudged the winner of the special jury prize in the US Documentary Competition.

Other awards are as follows: Winner of the World Cinema cinematography award for documentary filmmaking: Hell and Back Again (U.S.A./U.K.), (cinematography by Danfung Dennis). The winner of the World Cinema documentary editing award went to The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Sweden/U.S.A.) editor Goran Hugo Olsson and Hanna Lejonqvist. The winner of the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award was bagged by Project Nim (UK), directed by James Marsh. The winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in documentary was bagged by Hell and Back Again (UK, USA).

The winner of the World Cinema special Jury Prize, dramatic, for breakout performances was Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan for Tyrannosaur (UK). The winner of the World Cinema cinematography award, dramatic went to All Your Dead Ones (Colombia) while Restoration, written by Erez Kav-El (Israel) was the winner of the World Cinema Screenwriting Award, Dramatic. The winner of the World Cinema direction award Dramatic went for Tyrannosaur directed by Paddy Considine (UK).

The winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic was Happy, Happy (Sykt Lykkelig) that was directed by Anne Sewitsky (Norway), winner of the Best of NEXT! Audience Award went to to.get.her, directed by Erica Dunton while the winner of the World Cinema audience award for documentary film was Senna, directed by Asif Kapadia (UK).

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