Sundance Film Festival 2010 Winners

Wednesday, August 10 by Jason Cuthbert

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	These <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/sundance-film-festival/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>Sundance Film Festival</a> 2010 winners account for the top prizes in the dramatic and documentary categories of this distinguished event. The additional winners that are not included in this list are the recipients of the awards for directors, screenwriters, editing, <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/cinematography/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>cinematography</a>, special jury prizes, and the "Best of NEXT" category. Broaden your future film experiences by watching these 2010 winners of the grand Sundance Film Festival – founded by actor/filmmaker <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/robert-redford/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>Robert Redford</a> – located in Park City, Utah.</p>
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	<strong>Grand Jury Prize: Documentary </strong></p>
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"Restrepo", directed by the team of Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington, was the big documentary winner at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. They followed the Second Platoon in Afghanistan as they fought the Taliban. This war-based film showcased the danger and the team effort that goes into being a soldier.

Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

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	The 2010 Sundance Film Festival winner in this category was also nominated for four <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/academy-awards-649/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>Academy Awards</a>, including Best Picture – "Winter's Bone." Debra Granik directed and co-wrote this drama with Anne Rosellini. The story revolves around a determined young girl from the Ozark Mountains who much struggle through treacherous terrain in search of her missing father.</p>
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	<strong>World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary </strong></p>
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This 2010 Sundance winner was "The Red Chapel" from Denmark.  It received direction from Mads Brügger.  It is about a comedic journalist with a low level of moral fiber who travels to North Korea to challenge the regime.

World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic

Animal Kingdom Sundance Film Festival 2010 Winners

"Animal Kingdom" made a strong impact in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival by winning this award. This crime drama was written and directed by David Michôd. The plot involves a seventeen year-old boy who is caught between a detective trying to look out for his best interests and a violent crime family. He also is coping with the unfortunate death of his mother.

Audience Award: Documentary

Waiting For Superman Sundance Film Festival 2010 Winners

"Waiting For Superman" won this prestigious award from Sundance in 2010. Director Davis Guggenheim focused this film on the deterioration of the public education struggle in the United States. It follows several different individual stories.

Audience Award: Dramatic

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	This particular 2010 Sundance award goes to "happythankyoumoreplease." This film, with the lower case letter-laden title, was directed by <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/josh-radnor/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>Josh Radnor</a>. It deals with six New York residents dealing with overlapping adult issues such as love and <a href='http://www.screenjunkies.com/tag/friendship/' class='linkify' target='_blank'>friendship</a>.</p>
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	<strong>World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary </strong></p>
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"Wasteland" was also a winner at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Lucy Walker directed this co-production between the United Kingdom and Brazil. This tale is about an internationally celebrated artist named Vik Muniz and garbage pickers located in Rio de Janeiro who take from the world's largest landfill.

World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic

Contracorriente Sundance Film Festival 2010 Winners

"Contracorriente" or  "Undertow" in English,won this Sundance category in 2010. This super natural tale was written and directed by Javier Fuentes-Leõn, It takes place in Peru and follows a married fisherman who struggles with his commitment to his male lover

-Jason Cuthbert

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