Sundance Film Festival 2022 crown winner

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival Awards announced the winners selected by the jury and the awards to the audience via Twitter on January 28.

Sundance The year 2022 has officially crowned the winners. On Friday, the Sundance Film Festival awards were announced on Twitter via @sundancefest. The jury and the audience also considered to choose the winners in various categories, out of 84 feature films and 59 short films.

The grand jury prizes were awarded to Nikyatu Jusudirector’s debut feature”Nanny,“For the title of coveted US TV series, along with Christine Choy’s “The Exiles” for US Documentary Feature, “All That Breathes” for Shaunak Sen’s World Cinema Documentary and “Utama” by Shaunak Sen. Alejando Loayza Grisi for World Drama.

Audience Award won for US documentary “Navalny” and Cooper Raiff’s “Cha Cha Real Smooth” for US Dramatic. “Navalny” also won the Festival’s Favorite Award.

“This year’s show as a whole has proven that regardless of setting, independent storytelling remains an important tool in expanding important dialogues, and that these stories will and must be shared. ,” said Sundance CEO Joana Vicente.

The movie “Cha Cha Real Smooth” for teenagers is made title after being buying by AppleTV+. In print, the festival’s other award-winning works are yet to be distributed in the United States.

Festival director Tabitha Jackson noted, “This year’s festival presents a strong convergence; we came together as a community connected through work. And it was the work that changed the people who experienced it. “

For the 2022 festival, 53 percent of the jury’s award-winning features are led by one or more instructors womenand 42 percent were directed by one or more people of color.

This year’s jurors include: Chelsea Barnard, Marielle Heller, and Payman Maadi for the Drama Competition of America; Garrett Bradley, Joan Churchill and Peter Nicks for the American Documentary Competition; Andrew Haigh, Mohamed Hefzy, and La Frances Hui for the World Cinema Theater Competition; and Emilie Bujès, Patrick Gaspard, and Dawn Porter for the World Cinema Documentary Competition.

Joey Soloway was a judge on the NEXT section and Penelope Bartlett, Kevin Jerome Everson, and Blackhorse Lowe objected to the Short Film Show competition.

“We are grateful to this year’s jurors, who brought expertise and passion into their decision-making process,” said Festival Programming Director Kim Yutani, “We congratulate winners and we thank each and every film in the program for making the Sundance Film Festival 2022 a huge success.”

See below for the full list of winners in all categories, from Audience Awards to Special Jury Awards and Special Jury Awards for films in the Feature Film competitions. American documentary, American Documentary, World and World Theater, NEXT, presented by Adobe, and Short Film Program.


Grand Prize of the US Jury: Drama – “Nurse” / USA (Director and Screenplay: Nikyatu Jusu, Producers: Nikkia Moulterie, Daniela Taplin Lundberg)

US Grand Jury Prize: Documentary – “The Exiles” / USA (Director: Ben Klein, Violet Columbus, Producers: Maria Chiu, Ben Klein, Violet Columbus)

Grand Prize of the World Film Jury: Drama – “Utama” / Bolivia / Uruguay / France (Director and Screenwriter: Alejandro Loayza Grisi, Producers: Santiago Loayza Grisi, Federico Moreira, Marcos Loayza, Jean- Baptiste Bailly-Maitre)

World Film Jury Grand Prize: Documentary – “All That Breathes” / India, UK (Director and Producer: Shaunak Sen, Producers: Aman Mann, Teddy Leifer)


Audience Award: American Documentary – “Navalny” / USA (Director: Daniel Roher, Producers: Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Shane Boris)

Audience Award: US Drama – “Cha Cha Real Smooth” / USA (Director and Screenplay: Cooper Raiff, Producers: Dakota Johnson, Ro Donnelly, Erik Feig, Jessica Switch, Cooper Raiff)

Audience Award: World Drama – “Girl Picture” / Finland (Director: Alli Haapasalo, Screenwriter: Ilona Ahti, Daniela Hakulinen, Producer: Leila Lyytikäinen, Elina Pohjola)

Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary – “The Territory” / Brazil / Denmark / USA (Director: Alex Pritz, Producer: Will N. Miller, Sigrid Dyekjær, Lizzie Gillett, Anonymous)

Audience Award: NEXT – “Framing Agnes” / Canada, USA (Director: Chase Joynt, Producer: Samantha Curley, Shant Joshi, Chase Joynt)


“Navalny” / USA (Director: Daniel Roher, Producers: Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Shane Boris)


Director’s Award: Documentary USA – “I Didn’t See You There” / USA (Director: Reid Davenport, Producer: Keith Wilson)

Director: US Dramatic – “Palm Trees and Power Lines” / USA (Director and Screenplay: Jamie Dack, Screenplay: Audrey Findlay, Producers: Leah Chen Baker, Jamie Dack

Director: World Cinema Documentary – “A House Made Of Splinters” / Denmark (Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont, Producer: Monica Hellström)

Director: World Screenplay – “KLONDIKE” / Ukraine / Turkey (Director and Screenwriter: Maryna Er Gorbach, Producers: Maryna Er Gorbach, Mehmet Bahadir Er, Sviatoslav BulakovskyI)

Waldo Salt Screenwriter Award: US Dramatic – “Urgent” / USA (Director: Carey Williams, Screenwriter: KD Davila, Producers: Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, John Fischer)

Jonathan Oppenheim Editorial Award: American Documentary – “Fire Of Love” / USA (Director: Sara Dosa, Producers: Shane Boris, Ina Fichman, Sara Dosa)


US Dramatic Special Jury Prize: Uncompromising Artistic Vision – “blood” / USA (Director and Screenplay: Bradley Rust Grey, Producers: David Urrutia, Bradley Rust Grey, So Yong Kim, Elika Portnoy, Alex Orlovsky, Jonathon Komack Martin)

US Dramatic Special Jury Prize: Main Cast – John Boyega, Nicole Beharie, Selenis Leyva, Connie Britton, Olivia Washington, London Covington and Michael K. Williams for “892” / USA (Directed by Director) and Screenwriter: Abi Damaris Corbin, Screenwriter: Kwame Kwei-Armah, Producers: Ashley Levinson, Salman Al-Rashid, Sam Frohman, Kevin Turen, Mackenzie Fargo)

US Documentary Special Jury Award: Impact for Change – “Aftershock” / USA (Director and Producer: Paula Eiselt, Tonya Lewis Lee)

American Documentary Special Jury Prize: Creative Vision – “Descendant” / USA (Director: Margaret Brown, Producers: Essie Chambers, Kyle Martin)

Special Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary: Documentary – “The Territory” / Brazil / Denmark / USA (Director: Alex Pritz, Producer: Will N. Miller, Sigrid Dyekjær, Lizzie Gillett, Anonymous)

Special Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary: Excellence in Filmmaking Verité – “The Midwife” / Myanmar (Director: Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing, Producers: Bob Moore, Ulla Lehman, Mila Aung-Thwin, Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing)

World Film Jury Special Award: Innovative Spirit – “Leonor Will Never Die” / Philippines (Director and Screenwriter: Martika Ramirez Escobar, Producers: Monster Jimenez, Mario Cornejo)

World Cinema Jury Special Award: Acting – Teresa Sánchez for “Dos Estaciones” / Mexico (Director and Screenplay: Juan Pablo González, Screenwriter: Ana Isabel Fernández, Ilana Coleman, Producer: Jamie Goncalves, Ilana Coleman, Bruna Haddad, Makena Buchanan)


Chase Joynt for “Framing Agnes” / Canada, USA (Director: Chase Joynt, Producer: Samantha Curley, Shant Joshi, Chase Joynt


Short Film Jury Grand Prize – “The Headhunter’s Daughter” / Philippines (Director and Screenwriter: Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan, Producer: Hannah Schierbeek)

Short Film Jury Prize: US Fiction – “If I Go They’ll Miss Me” / United States (Director and Screenplay: Walter Thompson-Hernández, Producer: Stuart McIntyre)

Short Film Jury Prize: International Fiction – “Warsha” / France / Lebanon (Director and Screenwriter: Dania Bdeir, Producer: Coralie Dias)

Short Film Jury Prize: Non-Fiction – “Displaced” / Kosovo (Director and Screenwriter: Samir Karahoda, Producer: Eroll Bilibani)

Short Film Jury Award: Animation – “Night Bus” / Taiwan (Director and Screenwriter: Joe Hsieh, Producers: Wan Lin Lee, Joe Hsieh, Joe Chan)

Special Jury Prize for Short Film: Main Cast – Zélia Duncan, Bruna Linzmeyer, Camila Rocha, Clarissa Ribeiro and Lorre Motta for “A Wild Patience Got Me Here” / Brazil (Dao Actor and Screenwriter: Érica Sarmet, Producers: Lívia Perez, Silvia Sobral, Érica Sarmet)

Special Jury Prize for Short Film: Screenwriter – Sara Driver for “Stranger Than Rotterdam with Sara Driver” / United States (Director: Lewie Kloster, Noah Kloster, Screenwriter: Sara Driver)


The 2022 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Award, given to an outstanding feature film in science or technology, was presented to After Yang. The filmmakers received a $20,000 cash prize from the Sundance Institute with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Sundance Institute | The Amazon Studios Producer Award for Non-Fiction went to Su Kim for “Free Chol Soo Lee” (American Documentary Filmmaking Competition).

Sundance Institute | The Amazon Studios Producer Award for Fiction went to Amanda Marshall “God’s Country” (Premiere).

Sundance Institute | Adobe Mentorship Award for Editing Non-Fiction Books Goes To Toby Shimin, And The Sundance Institute | The Adobe Mentorship Award for Fiction Editing went to Dody Dorn.

Sundance Institute | The NHK Award was given to Hasan Hadi for the movie “President’s Cake”.

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