2018 Sundance Awards

The Sundance Film Festival wraps up with a final full day of screenings on Sunday, January 28, including encores of several of the winning films announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday night. w(n)td will resume regular posting starting Monday, but for now, a list of the awards follows:

The 2018 ceremony was hosted by Jason Mantzoukas and may be viewed here. In addition to recapping awards announced in separate ceremonies earlier in the week – Shorts, Open Borders Fellowships, NHK, Sloan, Amazon Studios Producers Award – the evening included the announcements of the winners of the US and World Cinema Documentary and Dramatic Competitions, the NEXT Innovator Award and audience awards. The new Festival Favorite award will be announced after the festival concludes.

US Documentary Awards:

Grand Jury Prize: KAILASH | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Audience Award: THE SENTENCE | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Directing Award: ON HER SHOULDERS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Alexandria Bombach

Special Jury Award for Creative Vision: HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by IDIOM Film/RaMell Ross

Special Jury Award for Social Impact: CRIME + PUNISHMENT | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Special Jury Award for Storytelling: THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking: MINDING THE GAP | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Bing Liu

World Cinema Documentary Awards:

Grand Jury Prize: OF FATHERS & SONS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Kahtan Hasson and Talal Derki

Audience Award: THIS IS HOME | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Gidalya Pictures

Directing Award: SHIRKERS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Special Jury Award: MATANGI/MAYA/MIA | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Special Jury Award for Editing: OUR NEW PRESIDENT (Maxim Pozdorovkin and Matvey Kulakov) | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Special Jury Award for Cinematography: GENESIS 2.0 (Maxim Arbugaev and Peter Indergand) | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Evgenia Arbugaeva

US Dramatic Awards:

Grand Jury Prize: THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jeong Park

Audience Award: BURDEN | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Michael Muller

Directing Award: THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Waldo Scott Screenwriting Award: NANCY (Christina Choe) | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature: MONSTERS AND MEN | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Alystyre Julian

Special Jury Award for Excellence in Filmmaking: I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting: BLAZE (Benjamin Dickey) | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

World Cinema Dramatic Awards:

Grand Jury Prize: BUTTERFLIES | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Tolga Karaçelik

Audience Award: THE GUILTY | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Nikolaj Mller

Directing Award: AND BREATHE NORMALLY | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Ita Zbroniec-Zaj

Special Jury Award for Screenwriting: TIME SHARE (Julio Chavezmontes and Sebastián Hofmann) | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Matias Penachino

Special Jury Award for Acting: THE QUEEN OF FEAR (Valeria Bertuccelli) | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting: DEAD PIGS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Frederico Cesca

NEXT Awards:

NEXT Innovator Prize (tie): WE THE ANIMALS | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Zak Mulligan

NEXT Innovator Prize (tie): NIGHT COMES ON | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Christopher Waggoner

Audience Award: SEARCH | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Juan Sebastian Baron

Festival Favorite – new this year, all non-Competition feature films eligible, announced January 31:

Festival Favorite: SCIENCE FAIR | Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Pete Alton

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