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2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Feature Film Awards

Article: 2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Feature Film Awards

Park City, UT — Sundance Institute this evening announced the Jury, Audience, NEXT and other special awards of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the feature film Awards Ceremony, hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Park City, Utah. An archived video of the ceremony in its entirety is available at www.sundance.org/festival.

John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The films at our Festival this year truly reflect the unbridled passion, immense talent and diverse stories coming from the independent filmmaking community. I am confident that the awards presented this evening will fuel those films with special promise and that audiences will continue to champion the films they have discovered here.”

“The lively dialogue and genuine excitement sparked by the films over the past 10 days is sure to resonate as they further reach audiences in the weeks and months ahead,” commented Keri Putnam, Executive Director of Sundance Institute. “We congratulate and thank all of the filmmakers who shared their stories with us, and we look forward to continuing to support them.”

2012 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

Article: 2012 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

Sundance Institute this evening announced the Jury, Audience, NEXT and other special awards of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony, hosted by Parker Posey in Park City, Utah. An archived video of the ceremony in its entirety is available at www.sundance.org/live.

“Every year the Sundance Film Festival brings to light exciting new directions and fresh voices in independent film, and this year is no different,” said John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival. “While these awards further distinguish those that have had the most impact on audiences and our jury, the level of talent showcased across the board at the Festival was really impressive, and all are to be congratulated and thanked for sharing their work with us.”

Keri Putnam, Executive Director of Sundance Institute, said, “As we close what was a remarkable 10 days of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, we look to the year ahead with incredible optimism for the independent film community. As filmmakers continue to push each other to achieve new heights in storytelling we are excited to see what’s next.”

Follow the Sundance Film Festival Awards LIVE!

Article: Follow the Sundance Film Festival Awards LIVE!

Still bummed you couldn’t make it out to Park City? Well, Sundance Channel will be at the awards ceremony tonight and we promise to bring you up-to-the-minute reports on the winners, the losers and who is passing out from “altitude sickness”. Make sure you are following @SundanceChannel so you don’t miss a thing. And, if you’re really committed, you can watch a

Take a peek at all of the 2012 films in competition

Article: Take a peek at all of the 2012 films in competition

From time travel to Chinese dissidents and Australia to the Middle East, the films in competition this year have got just about every topic and locale covered. The first films premiere tonight, but to make sure we’ve got you ready for the next ten days, we’ve got photos for each one of the films in the running:

GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS nominated for GLAAD award!

Article: GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS nominated for GLAAD award!

GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS, the Sundance Channel original series that follows gay men and their female friends, has been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program! The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. Get the full list of nominees.

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Vimeo Festival returns with your best shot at a 2012 festival premiere

Article: Vimeo Festival returns with your best shot at a 2012 festival premiere

The 2012 Vimeo Festival + Awards: Submissions now open! from Vimeo Festival + Awards on Vimeo.

Face it, you were not nominated for a Golden Globe and your chances for an Oscar don’t look good, either. It’s ok, though… there is a film award you can still win. Look no further than the Vimeo Film Festival and Awards.

Sundance Film Festival follow up: HELL AND BACK AGAIN

Article: Sundance Film Festival follow up: HELL AND BACK AGAIN

Well, the Oscars got something right. Though they overlooked Sundance 2011’s other top doc HOW TO DIE IN OREGON, HELL AND BACK AGAIN is on this year’s shortlist.

Director Danfung Dennis documents the story of 25-year-old Nathan Harris, a Marine Corps sergeant who was severely injured in Afghanistan. The film follows his recovery and transition back to life back home in North Carolina. Cut jarringly with Dennis’s own footage from behind enemy lines in Afghanistan, HELL delivers a violent jolt back home. This winner of Sundance’s World Cinema Jury Prize and World Cinema Cinematography Award is still in theaters, so if you haven’t seen it yet, go now.

And the winner is… Drake Doremus' LIKE CRAZY

Article: And the winner is… Drake Doremus' LIKE CRAZY

Director Drake Doremus accepts the Grand Jury Prize: U. S. Dramatic for ‘Like Crazy’ at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Night Ceremony at Basin Recreation Field House on January 29, 2011 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images)
And the winner is… Drake Doremus’ LIKE CRAZY, which was just awarded the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s awards ceremony.

The film arrived at Sundance with tremendous buzz—Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan was particularly laudatory—and went on to be rapturously received. It was quickly picked up for distribution by Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush for $4 million, a sale that kicked off a week-long flurry of deals and acquisitions, the likes of which haven’t been seen in Park City since the 1990’s.

Along the way, there were other films that captured audiences’ hearts—MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE; HIGHER GROUND; THE GUARD—but LIKE CRAZY, which stars up-and-comers Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones as college students in Los Angeles whose romance is interrupted by the INS (Jones plays a Brit who overstays her visa), was a persistent favorite throughout the week, thus its win is not much of a surprise.

Sundance Film Festival Awards: Who Won? What Did They Say?

Article: Sundance Film Festival Awards: Who Won? What Did They Say?

If you missed the Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony last night, no matter. You can experience it, minute by minute, for the first time or all over again, on the Sundance Film Festival’s blog. Writer Eric Hynes fills you in not only on who won the awards, but who presented them, what award presenters and winners said, and even, in some cases, what they wore.

2010 Vimeo Festival Awards: OOPS

Article: 2010 Vimeo Festival Awards: OOPS

oops from Chris Beckman on Vimeo. Chris Beckman won the Experimental Short category at the first ever Vimeo Awards held this year with his 10 minute compilation of “appropriated digital video” footage collected from YouTube of people dropping their cameras. In addition to great segues between each clip, I especially really like the second one…

Rolex presents THE YOUNG LAUREATES

Article: Rolex presents THE YOUNG LAUREATES

THE YOUNG LAUREATES(L-R: Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, Reese Fernandez, Jacob Colker, Bruktawit Tigabu, Piyush Tewari)
When Rolex established the Rolex Awards for Enterprise in 1976, the company wanted to reward remarkable people whose work deepened human knowledge and contributed to well-being. In 2009 Rolex expanded its commitment to reward those who strive for social change by launching its Young Laureates Programme, which provides funding to young leaders whose work demonstrates groundbreaking solutions to contemporary challenges in 5 fields: science and health, applied technology, exploration, the environment, and cultural preservation. Every round, five visionary young men and women are awarded $50,000, split over two years. The first year of funding gives the laureates time to deepen and focus their ideas; the second year is intended to promote the project and propel its work into the future. Rolex also provides the winners access to its international network of explorers, scientists, educators, and experts, who can act as mentors, guides, and vital contacts as the Young Laureates develop skills to make them the leaders of tomorrow.

Selection for the Rolex Young Laureate Program will alternate every two years with the original Rolex Awards for Excellence. It is open to anyone of any nationality between the ages of 18 and 31. The next round of Young Laureates will be chosen in 2012. Application details can be found on the Rolex Awards site.

Sundance Channel is proud to partner with Rolex Awards for Enterprise in their support of visionary young men and women tackling the world’s most pressing issues in five areas: science and health, applied technology, exploration, the environment and cultural preservation. Stay tuned for the announcement of the next Awards for Enterprise winner soon.

Sundance films get SAG, Golden Globe nods

Article: Sundance films get SAG, Golden Globe nods

In the days between the announcements of the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations this week and the handing out of the awards themselves next month, much time will be spent parsing who’s gotten a nod, who’s been overlooked, what it says about the state of cinema today and what it portends for…

AVN releases awards nominations.

Article: AVN releases awards nominations.

Come this January, a who’s who of adult entertainment talent will descend upon Las Vegas, first for the Adult Entertainment Expo–the largest US adult industry trade show–and then for the AVN Awards, the awards show commonly referred to as the Oscars of porn.

Nominees for the 1st Annual Art Awards at the Guggenheim Museum

Article: Nominees for the 1st Annual Art Awards at the Guggenheim Museum

On October 29, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum inaugurates its first ever Annual Art Awards, which will be presented by artist Rob Pruitt. The Art Awards celebrates select individuals, exhibitions, and projects that have made a significant impact on the field of contemporary art during the past year. Pruitt, whose conceptual practice is rooted in…

A Night that was Worth the Hype

Article: A Night that was Worth the Hype

Maybe because I’d already been to so many Sundance parties, or because I couldn’t imagine the Racquet Club as an awards hall, or because I’m allergic to hype—whatever the reason, I was skeptical about the closing night ceremony.