Another Sundance is in the books and women and their films took many of the top honors in this past weekend’s awards ceremony.
Winner of the U.S. Directing Award for Documentary Film:
Lauren Greenfield, director of The Queen of Versailles
Winner of the U.S. Directing Award for Dramatic Film:
Middle of Nowhere, director Ava DuVernay
Winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance:
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, directed by Alison Klayman
Special Jury Prize: Dramatic for independent film producing goes to Smashed producers Andrea Sperling and Jonathan Schwartz.
U.S. Documentary Editing Award to:
Detropia, edited by Enat Sidi
Winner of the World Cinema Screenwriting Award, Dramatic:
Young & Wild, written by Marialy Rivas, Camila Gutierrez, Pedro Peirano (Chile)
Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Editing Award:
Indie Game: The Movie, edited by Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky. (Canada)
Shorts Audience Award. The Debutante Hunters, directed by Maria White
And The Invisible War a film by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering won the audience award in the Documentary competition.
See all the winners here.