The Winners of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

The Winners of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s crowdpleaser "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" repeated last year’s "Whiplash" coup by winning both the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Dramatic Prize and U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. "The Wolfpack," from first-time director Crystal Moselle, won the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize.

Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s "The Stanford Prison Experiment" and Matthew Heineman’s "Cartel Land" matched "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" with two wins each. "Stanford" picked up the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and Alfred P. Sloan Prize, while U.S. Documentary contender "Cartel Land" won Best Director and Excellence in Cinematography.

Below is the full list of winners:

READ MORE: 2015 Sundance Film Festival Awards (Live-Blog and Live-Stream)

U.S. Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

U.S. Grand Jury Prize, Documentary: "The Wolfpack," Director: Crystal Moselle

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic: "Slow West," Director: John Maclean

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Documentary: "The Russian Woodpecker," Director: Chad Gracia

U.S. Dramatic Audience Award: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

U.S. Documentary Audience Award: "Meru," Directors:  Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

World Cinema Audience Award, Dramatic: "Umrika," Director: Prashant Nair

World Cinema Audience Award, Documentary: "Dark Horse," Director: Louise Osmond

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: "The Stanford Prison Experiment," Writer: Tim Talbott

NEXT Audience Award: "James White," Director: Josh Mond

U.S. Directing Award, Dramatic: "The Witch," Director: Robert Eggers

U.S. Directing Award, Documentary, "Cartel Land," Director: Matthew Heineman

U.S. Excellence in Editing Award, Dramatic: "DOPE," DP: Lee Haugen

U.S. Excellence in Cinematography Award, Dramatic: "Diary of a Teenage Girl," DP: Brandon Trost

U.S. Excellence in Cinematography Award, Documentary: "Cartel Land," DPs: Matthew Heineman and Matt Porwoll

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Collaborative Vision: "Advantageous," Jacqueline Kim and Jennifer Phang

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakout First Feature: "(T)error," Directors: Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Verite Filmmaking: "Western," Directors: Bill and Turner Ross

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact: "3 1/2 Minutes," Director: Marc Silver


World Cinema Directing Award, Documentary: "Dreamcatcher," Director: Kim Longinotto

World Cinema Directing Award, Dramatic: "The Summer of Sangaile," Director: Alanté Kavaïté

World Cinema Documentary Editing Award: "How to Change the World," Editor: Jim Scott

World Cinema Cinematography Award, Dramatic: "Partisan," DP: Germain McMicking

World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Acting: "Glassland," Actor: Jack Reynor

World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Acting: "The Second Mother," Actors: Regina Case and Camila Mardila

World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Unparalleled Access, Documentary: "The Chinese Mayor," Director: Hao Zhou

World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Impact, Documentary: "Pervert Park," Directors:  Frida Barkfors and Lasse Barkfors

Alfred P. Sloan Prize: "The Stanford Prison Experiment," Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez

READ MORE: The 2015 Indiewire Sundance Bible

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Comments

Bev

Ditto Re the shorts . . .??

PAUL

What about the shorts? Who won them or are they buried in and amongst the different names of each award with a title that I obviously didn’t understand?

JT

With hundreds of titles at the festival, it’s still prestigious to win a Sundance Award. And as a filmmaker, I say the more awards the better. Spread the wealth around a bit. Otherwise the same three titles win everything.

William

It’s the Waldo SALT screenwriting award.

KIm

29 awards, how many do they need? Doesn’t this dilute the whole thing? Is almost harder not to win one at Sundance.

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