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Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll Results: Best Director

After over 50 individuals voted in IndieWire's annual Sundance Critics Poll, these are their picks for the festival's best directors.

Luca Guadagnino

Luca Guadagnino

Daniel Bergeron

We asked critics for their favorite films and performances of Sundance 2017. For each of the seven categories, respondents ranked their picks. Results were tallied using a reverse points system (e.g. five points for 1st, four points for 2nd, three points for 3rd, etc.) – we’ve listed the top films below. A full list of participating critics can be found here.

FULL RESULTS: Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll

1. Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name – 124
2. David Lowery, A Ghost Story – 90
3. Dee Rees, Mudbound – 57
4. Cory Finley, Thoroughbred – 31
5. Kogonada, Columbus – 21
6. Taylor Sheridan, Wind River – 20
7. Michael Showalter, The Big Sick – 17
8. Matthew Heineman, City of Ghosts – 16
9. Cate Shortland, Berlin Syndrome – 12
10. Feras Fayyad & Steen Johannessen, Last Men in Aleppo – 12
11. Miguel Arteta, Beatriz at Dinner – 10
12. Yance Ford, Strong Island – 10
13. Geremy Jasper, Patti Cake$ – 9
14. Janicza Bravo, Lemon – 9
15. Jonathan Olshefski, Quest – 9
16. Julia Ducournau, Raw – 9
17. Dan Sickles & Antonio Santini, Dina – 8
18. Justin Chon, Gook – 8
19. Nana & Simon, My Happy Family – 8
20. Amanda Kernell, Sami Blood – 7
21. Andrew Dosunmu, Where is Kyra? – 7
22. Brett Haley, The Hero – 7
23. Joshua Z Weinstein, Menashe – 7
24. Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto – 7
25. Bryan Fogel, Icarus – 6
26. Dustin Guy Defa, Person to Person – 6
27. Zoe Lister-Jones, Band Aid – 6
28. Eliza Hittman, Beach Rats – 5
29. Ernesto Contreras, Sueño en otro idioma (I Dream in Another Language) – 5
30. Francis Lee, God’s Own Country – 5
31. John Trengove, The Wound – 5
32. Maggie Betts, Novitiate – 5
33. Michael Almereyda, Marjorie Prime – 5
34. Nacho Vigalondo, Colossal – 5
35. Jordan Peele, Get Out – 5
36. Jem Cohen, World Without End (No Incidents Reported) – 5
37. Amman Abbasi, Dayveon – 4
38. Jeff Orlowski, Chasing Coral – 4
39. Kitty Green, Casting JonBenet – 4
40. Mark Palansky, Rememory – 4
41. Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis, Whose Streets? – 4
42. Alex Ross Perry, Golden Exits – 3
43. Alexandre Moors, The Yellow Birds – 3
44. Amanda Lipitz, Step – 3
45. Brian Knappenberger, Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press – 3
46. Dave McCary, Brigsby Bear – 3
47. Kyoko Miyake, Tokyo Idols – 3
48. Michelle Morgan, L.A. Times – 3
49. Tarik Saleh, The Nile Hilton Incident – 3
50. William Oldroyd, Lady Macbeth – 3

FULL RESULTS: Sundance 2017 IndieWire Critics Poll

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