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Sundance Announces Jury Awards in Short Filmmaking

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 23, 2013 at 12:04PM

The Sundance Film Festival has announced the jury prizes and honorable mentions in short filmmaking for the 2013 fest. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Park City. Full list below.
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"The Whistle"
"The Whistle"

The Sundance Film Festival has announced the jury prizes and honorable mentions in short filmmaking for the 2013 fest. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Park City. Full list below.

This year's Short Film program was comprised of 65 short films, selected from a record 8,102 submissions. The jurors are Mike Farah, President of Production for Funny or Die; Don Hertzfeldt, Oscar-nominated American independent filmmaker; and Magali Simard, short film programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Short Film Grand Jury Prize was awarded to:

The Whistle / Poland (Director: Grzegorz Zariczny) — Marcin, a lowest-leagues football referee who lives in a small town near Krakow, dreams of better times. At his mother’s urging, he decides to change his life and find himself a girlfriend and a better job.

The Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction was presented to:

Whiplash / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Damien Chazelle) — An aspiring drummer enters an elite conservatory’s top jazz orchestra.

The Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction was presented to:

The Date / Finland (Director and screenwriter: Jenni Toivoniemi) — Tino’s manhood is put to the test in front of two women when he has to host a date for Diablo, the family’s stud cat.

The Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction was presented to:

Skinningrove / U.S.A. (Director: Michael Almereyda) — Photographer Chris Killip shares unpublished images chronicling time spent among the fiercely independent residents of a remote English fishing village.

The Short Film Jury Award: Animation was presented to:

Irish Folk Furniture / Ireland (Director: Tony Donoghue) — In Ireland, old hand-painted furniture is often associated with hard times, with poverty, and with a time many would rather forget. In this animated documentary, 16 pieces of traditional folk furniture are repaired and returned home.

A Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting was presented to:

Joel Nagle in: Palimpsest / U.S.A. (Director: Michael Tyburski, Screenwriters: Michael Tyburski, Ben Nabors) — A successful house tuner provides clients with a unique form of therapy that examines subtle details in their living spaces.

A Short Film Special Jury Award was presented to:

Until the Quiet Comes / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Kahlil Joseph) — Shot in the Nickerson Gardens housing projects in Watts, Los Angeles, this film deals with themes of violence, camaraderie and spirituality through the lens of magical realism.

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