Los Angeles race movie Quinceanera, directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, won the festival’s Jury Prize and the Audience Award for best U.S. dramatic film.
Similarly, director Christopher Quinn’s God Grew Tired of Us, about three Sudanese boys settling in America, picked up the Jury Prize and Audience Award for best U.S. documentary.
Elsewhere, Iraq In Fragments won three documentary awards.
The full list of winners at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival in Utah is:
Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic – Quinceanera
Grand Jury Prize, Documentary – God Grew Tired of Us
Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema – 13 Tzameti (France/Georgia)
Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema Documentary – In the Pit (Mexico)
Audience Award, Dramatic - Quinceanera
Audience Award, Documentary – God Grew Tired of Us
Audience Award, World Cinema – No. 2 (New Zealand)
Audience Award, World Cinema Documentary – DeNadie (Mexico)
Best Dramatic Director : Dito Montiel for A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Best Documentary Director – James Longley for Iraq in Fragments
Best Dramatic Cinematography- Tom Richmond for Right at Your Door
Best Documentary Cinematography- James Longley for Iraq in Fragments
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award – Hilary Brougher for Stephanie Daley
Best Documentary Film Editing – James Longley, Billy McMillin, Fiona Otway for
Iraq in Fragments
Special Jury Prize, Documentary – American Blackout and TV Junkie
Special Jury Prize, Dramatic Ensemble Performance – A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Special Jury Prize, Independent Vision – In Between Days
Special Jury Prize, World Cinema – Eve & The Fire Horse (Canada)
Special Jury Prize, World Cinema Documentary – Into Great Silence
(Germany/Switzerland) and Dear Pyongyang (Japan/Korea)
Jury Prize In Short Film-making – Bugcrush and the Wraith of Cobble Hill
Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking – The Natural Route (Spain)
Honorable Mentions In Short Filmmaking – Before Dawn (Hungary); Preacher With An Unknown God (Us); Undressing My Mother (Ireland).
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