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Factbox: Winners at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

entertainment Updated: Jan 29, 2012 10:28 IST
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Following is a list of winners at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the top gathering for independent movies made outside of Hollywood's major studios.

Winners are grouped in categories for drama films and documentaries and in sections for US films and world cinema.

US drama films
Best Film, Jury Prize - Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Film, Audience Award - The Surrogate
Directing - Ava DuVernay, Middle of Nowhere
Screenwriting - Derek Connolly, Safety Not Guaranteed
Cinematography - Ben Richardson, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Special Jury Prize, ensemble acting - The Surrogate
Special Jury Prize, producing - Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling, Smashed

US documentary films
Best Documentary, Jury Prize - The House I Live In
Best Documentary, Audience Award - The Invisible War
Directing - Lauren Greenfield, The Queen of Versailles
Editing - Enat Sidi, Detropia
Cinematography - Jeff Orlowski, Chasing Ice
Special Jury Prize - Love Free Or Die (Tied)
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Tied)

World cinema, drama
Best Film, Jury Prize - Violeta Went To Heaven
Best Film, Audience Award - Valley of Saints
Directing - Mads Matthiesen, Teddy Bear
Screenwriting - Marialy Rivas, Camila Gutierrez, Pedro Peirano, Sebastian Sepulveda, Young & Wild
Cinematography - David Raedeker, My Brother the Devil
Special Jury Prize, artistic vision - Can

World cinema, documentary
Best Film, Jury Prize - The Law In These Parts
Best Film, Audience Award - Searching for Sugar Man
Directing - Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi, 5 Broken Cameras
Editing - Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky , Indie Game: The Movie
Cinematography - Lars Skree, Putin's Kiss
Special Jury Prize, film - Searching For Sugar Man

Other awards
US Short Film - The Black Balloon
World Short Film - The Return
Shorts, Jury Prize - Fishing Without Nets
Shorts, Audience Award - The Debutante Hunters

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