>> PARK CITY 2001 NEWS: "Personal Velocity," "Amandla," and "Real Women" Are Among Top Sundance 2002 Award Winners

by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE

(indieWIRE: 01.20.02) -- "Personal Velocity," directed by Rebecca
, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.
The movie, which stars Kyra Segdwick, Parker Posey and Fairuza Balk, was acquired earlier this week by United Artists. "Personal Velocity"
cinematographer Ellen Kuras won the Festival's cinematography
prize (dramatic). In 1995, Miller's "Angela" won the Filmmaker's
Trophy and the cinematography prize at Sundance.

"Velocity" was produced by Gary Winick, winner of this year's
dramatic directing prize for "Tadpole" (acquired this week by
Miramax). Both "Velocity" and "Tadpole" are from InDigEnt,
produced by John Sloss and IFC's Jonathan Sehring and Caroline Kaplan. Dramatic jury awards were chosen by filmmaker Brad Anderson, actress Patricia Arquette, cinematographer Matthew Libatique, journalist Anne Thompson and filmmaker John Waters.

The documentary Grand Jury Prize went to Gail Dolgin and Vicente
's "Daughter from Danang." Doc jury awards were selected by
filmmaker Jeffrey Friedman, curator Jyette Jensen, filmmaker
Stanley Nelson, filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin and filmmaker Frances

Lee Hirsch's "Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony" won
two prizes. The film won the documentary audience award as well
as the event's Freedom of Expression Award. Another double-award
winners was Patricia Cardoso's "Real Women Have Curves," recipient
of the dramatic audience prize and a special jury award for acting
for America Ferrera & Lupe Ontiveros. The world cinema audience
award was a tie between Paul Greengrass' "Bloody Sunday" and
Gabriele Muccino's "The Last Kiss."

Other prizes were also announced at the Sundance awards ceremony,
including special jury prizes and international awards.
[Eugene Hernandez]

The complete list of winners follows:

Documentary Grand Jury Prize - DAUGHTER FROM DANANG, directed by Gail Dolgin & Vicente Franco and produced by Gail Dolgin

Dramatic Grand Jury Prize - PERSONAL VELOCITY, directed by Rebecca Miller
and produced by Gary Winick, Lemore Syvan & Alexis Alexanian

Documentary Audience Award - AMANDLA! A REVOLUTION IN FOUR PART HARMONY, directed by Lee Hirsch and produced by Lee Hirsch & Sherry Simpson

Dramatic Audience Award - REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES, directed by Patricia
Cardoso and coproduced by George LaVoo & Effie T. Brown

World Cinema Audience Award (tie)