February 2016

KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE - "Kate Plays Christine" wins the U.S. Documentary Writing Award at Sundance Film Festival 2016>

Indiewire | January 30, 2016 | By Kate Erbland

This year's Sundance Film Festival capped off this evening with the fest's annual awards show, held at Park City, Utah's own Basin Recreation Field House. The ceremony kicked off at 7:00PM MT, featuring host (and Sundance premiere "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" director) Taika Waititi shepherding along the festivities mostly amusing (and endearingly self-relective) fashion.

Featuring awards judged by six different juries, the ceremony is always a lively, fun and forward-thinking end to the festival. Big winners included World features like "Sonita" and "Between Land and Sea," along with U.S. offerings like "Morris From America" and "The Birth of a Nation."

Check out the full list of winners below:

READ MORE: The 2016 Indiewire Sundance Bible: All the Reviews, Interviews and News Posted During The Festival

U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize: "The Birth of a Nation"

U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize: "Weiner"

U.S. Documentary Directing Award: Roger Ross Williams, "Life, Animated"

U.S. Dramatic Directing Award: The Daniels (Daniel Scheinart and Daniel Kwan), "Swiss Army Man"

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic: "Sand Storm"

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Documentary: "Sonita"

U.S. Dramatic Audience Award: "The Birth of a Nation"

U.S. Documentary Audience Award: "Jim"

World Cinema Audience Award, Dramatic: "Between Sea and Land"

World Cinema Audience Award, Documentary: "Sonita"

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Chad Hartigan, "Morris From America"

NEXT Audience Award: "First Girl I Loved"
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize: "As You Are"

U.S. Dramatic Breakthrough Performance Award: Joe Seo, "Spa Night"

U.S. Dramatic Individual Performance Award: Craig Robinson, "Morris From America"

U.S. Dramatic Individual Performance Award: Melanie Lynskey, "The Intervention"

U.S. Documentary Editing Award: "NUTS!"

U.S. Documentary Social Impact Filmmaking Award: "Trapped"

U.S. Documentary Writing Award: "Kate Plays Christine"

U.S. Documentary Verite Filmmaking Award: "The Bad Kids"

World Cinema Directing Award, Documentary: "All These Sleepless Nights"

World Cinema Directing Award, Dramatic: "Belgica"

World Cinema Acting Award, Dramatic: Vicky Hernandez and Manolo Cruz, "Between Land and Sea"

World Cinema Screenwriting Award, Dramatic: "Mi Amiga del Parque"

World Cinema Unique Vision and Design Award, Dramatic: "The Lure"

World Cinema Editing Award, Documentary: "We Are X"

World Cinema Cinematography Award, Documentary: "The Land of the Enlightened"

World Cinema Best First Feature Award, Documentary: "When Two Worlds Collide"

Alfred P. Sloan Prize: "Embrace of the Serpent" (announced earlier)

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January 2016

CHEVALIER - Both 'Midnight Special' and 'Chevalier' set to screen at SXSW Film 2016>

Indiewire | January 7, 2016 | By Zack Sharf

"The 23rd SXSW Film Conference and Festival has just announced some of the highlights that will be hitting Austin, Texas this March. From Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special" to Athina Rachel Tsangari’s festival favorite "Chevalier," the new additions to the festival showcase the diverse range of topics and filmmakers that make SXSW so unique."

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THE LOBSTER - 'The Lobster' is nominated for Outstanding British Film at this year's BAFTA awards.>

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Feb 14 at London’s Royal Opera House, hosted by Stephen Fry. It will be broadcast on BBC1 in the UK and in all major territories around the world.

Here are the nominations in six of the main categories (click here for the full list):


The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
The Revenant

45 Years
The Danish Girl
Ex Machina
The Lobster

Bryan Cranston Trumbo
Eddie Redmayne The Danish Girl
Leonardo Dicaprio The Revenant
Matt Damon The Martian
Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs

Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl
Brie Larson Room
Cate Blanchett Carol
Maggie Smith The Lady In The Van
Saoirse Ronan Brooklyn

Benicio Del Toro Sicario
Christian Bale The Big Short
Idris Elba Beasts Of No Nation
Mark Ruffalo Spotlight
Mark Rylance Bridge Of Spies

Alicia Vikander Ex Machina
Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight
Julie Walters Brooklyn
Kate Winslet Steve Jobs
Rooney Mara Carol

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