Sundance Announces Short Film Winners

Sundance Institute this evening announced jury prizes and honorable mentions in short filmmaking at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to this evening’s ceremony, recipients will also be honored Saturday at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony. Parker Posey hosts and the ceremony will be streamed live at 6 PM PT at Short filmmaking winners/honorees follow:

The Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking was awarded to:

Fishing Without Nets / U.S.A. (Director: Cutter Hodierne, Screenwriters: Cutter Hodierne, John Hibey) — A story of pirates in Somalia, told from the perspective of the pirates themselves. Said the Short Film Jury of the film, “By approaching a story of epic scope with an intimate perspective, this visually stunning film creates a rare, inside point of view that humanizes a global story.”

The Jury Prize in Short Film, U.S. Fiction was presented to:

The Black Balloon / U.S.A. (Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie) — The Black Balloon strays from the herd and experiences what life as an individual is like. He explores New York City in the deepest way, seeing all of its characters. (more…)

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