The jury prizes and honorable mentions in short filmmaking were handed out tonight at the Sundance Film Festival. The Festival’s feature awards in the Dramatic, Documentary and other categories will be honored on January 26 with Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosting. The Dark Knight Rises star’s directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction premiered at Sundance this year and was picked up by Relativity Media for a summer release. Check out the short filmmaking winners & honorees here:
The Short Film Grand Jury Prize was awarded to:
The Whistle / Poland (Director: Grzegorz Zariczny) — Marcin, a lowest-leagues football referee who lives in a small town near Krakow, dreams of better times. At his mother’s urging, he decides to change his life and find himself a girlfriend and a better job.
The Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction was presented to:
Whiplash / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Damien Chazelle) — An aspiring drummer enters an elite conservatory’s top jazz orchestra.
The Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction was presented to:
The Date / Finland (Director and screenwriter: Jenni Toivoniemi) — Tino’s manhood is put to the test in front of two women when he has to host a date for Diablo, the family’s stud cat. (more…)