“Fruitvale” & “Blood Brother” Win Big at Sundance

Posted by Eugene Hernandez on 1.26.2013


A scene from Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale, winner of the Dramatic Grand Jury & Audience prizes at Sundance.

Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale and Steve Hoover's Blood Brother were big winners at the Sundance Film Festival.

A new American indie film made in the Bay Area, Fruitvale won both the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the dramatic competition at the festival. Earlier in the fest, the film - about young Oakland man Oscar Grant who was killed by local police - also won a distribution deal when Harvey Weinstein swiftly acquired the movie for U.S. distribution. In a rare moment at Sundance, a single documentary also won the two top prizes at the festival. Blood Brother is the story of a man's dramatic journey to India and the bond he forms in an orphanage for children stricken with AIDS.

More than 35 prizes were presented tonight in Park City, UT on the final weekend of the Sundance Film Festival.

Awards were bestowed in four competitive categories, including U.S. Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions, as well as short film competitions.

List of winners:

Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic:
 Fruitvale, directed by Ryan Coogler
Grand Jury Prize, Documentary:
 Blood Brother, directed by Steve Hoover
World Cinema Jury Prize, Dramatic:
 Jiseul, directed by Muel O
World Cinema Jury Prize, Documentary:
 A River Changes Course, directed Kalyanee Mam

Dramatic Audience Award:
 Fruitvale, directed by Ryan Coogler
Documentary Audience Award:
 Blood Brother, directed by Steve Hoover
World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award:
 Metro Manila, directed by Sean Ellis
World Cinema Documentary Audience Award:
 The Square, directed by Jehane Noujaim
The Best of NEXT Audience Award:
 This Is Martin Bonner, directed by Chad Hartigan

Directing Award, Dramatic:
 Jill Soloway, Afternoon Delight
Directing Award, Documentary:
 Zachary Heinzerling, Cutie And The Boxer
World Cinema Directing Award, Dramatic:
 Sebastián Silva, Crystal Fairy
World Cinema Directing Award, Documentary:
 Tinatin Gurchiani, The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear

Waldo Scott Screenwriting Award:
 Lake Bell, In A World
World Cinema Screenwriting Award:
 Barmak Akram, Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)

Documentary Editing Award:
 Gideon's Army
World Cinema Documentary Editing Award:
 Ben Stark, The Summit
Excellence in Cinematography Award, Dramatic:
 Bradford Young, Ain't Them Bodies Saints and Mother of George
Excellence in Cinematography Award, Documentary:
 Richard Rowley, Dirty Wars
World Cinema Cinematography Award, Dramatic:
 Michal Englert, Lasting
World Cinema Cinematography Award, Documentary: 
Marc Silver & Pau Esteve Birba, "Who Is Dayani Cristal?"

Alfred P. Sloan Prize
: Computer Chess, directed by Andrew Bujalsi

Special Jury Prize: Dramatic (Acting): Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now
Special Jury Prize: Dramatic (For Sound Design): Shane Carruth & Johnny Marshal, Upstream Color
Special Jury Prizes: Documentary: Inequality For All, directed by Jacob Kornbluth; American Promise directed by Joe Brewster & Michèle Stephenson
World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Documentary: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, directed by Mike Lerner & Maxim Pozdorovkin
World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Dramatic: Circus, directed by Srdan Golubovic

The Short Film Grand Jury Prize: The Whistle, directed by Grzegorz Zariczny


The Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction: Whiplash, directed by Damien Chazelle


The Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction: The Date, directed by Jenni Toivoniemi


The Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction: Skinningrove, directed by Michael Almereyda


The Short Film Jury Award: Animation: Irish Folk Furniture, directed by Tony Donoghue



Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting: Joel Naglein in Palimpsest


Short Film Special Jury Award: Until the Quiet Comes, directed by Kahlil Joseph

The Short Film Audience Award: Catnip: Egress to Oblivion, directed by Jason Willis



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