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iPOP at the Sundance Film Festival, Volume 10

iPOP at the Sundance Film Festival, Volume 10

by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

Actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Zooey Deschanel co-hosted the awards ceremony at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. The two kicked things off with a hilarious stage show followed by presentations by past winners and other indie figures. Among the presenters were Melvin and Mario van Peebles among others.










Filmmakers, industry and the press packed into the Park City Raquet Club Saturday night for the presentation of the awards for the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Actors Zooey Deschanel and Jake Gyllenhaal hosted the evening which began with a tune and dance on stage by the duo.


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The two were very animated in their floor show and song, which was an ode to indie filmmaking.


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Before the cameras started rolling, however, Sundance director of programming John Cooper lead a group of festival staff to a dance on stage to Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough" amping up the crowd for the 1 1/2 hour ceremony.


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Director Rodney Evans ("Brother to Brother") received his special jury prize Saturday evening. Joining him on stage were Isen Robbins (left) and next to Evans on the right are Aimee Schoof and Seth Carmichael.


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"Down to the Bone" star Vera Farmiga received a special jury prize as well...


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"The Corporation" writer Joel Bakan, with co-director Mark Achbar on stage receiving their prize for World Cinema documentary audience award. To their left is Miguel Arteta, who presented the award.


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Melvin and Mario van Peebles teamed up to present an award at the ceremony.


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Shilpi Gupta seemed a bit surprised and nervous as she received her award for the jury prize in short filmmmaking (Ryan Fleck also won the award for "Gowanus, Brooklyn") for her short, "When the Storm Came."


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Director of the Freedom of Expression winner, "Repatriation," Kim Dong-won said he was surprised about his award, saying, "I didn't even know it existed."


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"DIG!" director Ondi Timoner calls her family after winning the documentary grand jury prize, she is pictured with Vasco Lucas Nunes and their son, Joaquim.


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