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Lauren Greenfield and Ava Duvernay Win Top Directing Honors at Sundance

Women and Hollywood By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood January 30, 2012 at 9:19AM

Another Sundance is in the books and women and their films took many of the top honors in this past weekend's awards ceremony.
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Lauren Greenfield

Another Sundance is in the books and women and their films took many of the top honors in this past weekend's awards ceremony.

Winner of the U.S. Directing Award for Documentary Film:
Lauren Greenfield, director of The Queen of Versailles
 
Winner of the U.S. Directing Award for Dramatic Film:
Middle of Nowhere, director Ava DuVernay
 
Winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance:
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, directed by Alison Klayman

Ava Duvernay

Special Jury Prize: Dramatic for independent film producing goes to Smashed producers Andrea Sperling and Jonathan Schwartz.
 
U.S. Documentary Editing Award to:
Detropia, edited by Enat Sidi

Winner of the World Cinema Screenwriting Award, Dramatic:
Young & Wild, written by Marialy Rivas, Camila Gutierrez, Pedro Peirano (Chile)

Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Editing Award:
Indie Game: The Movie, edited by Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky. (Canada)

Shorts Audience Award. The Debutante Hunters, directed by Maria White

And The Invisible War a film by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering won the audience award in the Documentary competition.

See all the winners here.

This article is related to: Sundance 2012 News, Lauren Greenfield, Ava DuVernay, Women Directors