This just in: the Sundance Film Festival has announced its jury and audience prizes for the 2007 festival. They include Christopher Zalla’s powerful, Padre Nuestro, which won the Grand Jury Prize for the Dramatic Competition. Kudos, kudos, kudos! A great film, executive-produced by SXSW 2006 alum Dan Carey, and co-starring SXSW 2006 alum Paola Mendoza. Meanwhile, another Sundance favorite of mine, Chris Smith’s The Pool, walked away with a Special Jury Prize for “Singularity of Vision.” Audience awards went out to buzzed-about titles, including Grace Is Gone, In the Shadow of the Moon, Hear and Now, and Once, among others. There was a bevy of awards handed out Saturday night, and Gregg Goldstein has the recap at The Hollywood Reporter.
UPDATE: For the entire story, the wonderful team at indieWIRE has now posted an article on the awards ceremony, complete with photos and quotes from the event as well as the lengthy list of honors. And, while you’re at it, check out one of the iW Video installments that has become a favorite during the Park City bonanza.