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Immigration Movies Make Sundance History

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Jan 29, 2006 | 11:36am EST

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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