HERE! @ SUNDANCE

SATURDAY JANUARY 29, 2005
Final Report ...

After descending thousands of feet, defrosting, and enjoying the latest in modern cold remedies, we conclude this year's coverage of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival by bringing you a wrap-up of this year's award winners (see below). Sundance 2005 was a huge commercial and artistic success, as many films were picked up for distribution, and many filmmakers enjoyed their film's world premiere at the fest.

Queer director Ira Sachs won the American Dramatic Grand Jury Prize for his film FORTY SHADES OF BLUE. Queer Lounge enjoyed a remarkable second year at the fest, serving as a central base for the community to mix and mingle, and featuring some of the hottest parties in town. here! was at Sundance for the whole festival, bringing you web and video coverage of all the queer films and shindigs and the fest.

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http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/sff05awards.html

On January 29th, 2005, the Sundance Film Festival announced the winners of the Independent Feature Film Competition at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah:

American Documentary Grand Jury Prize
WHY WE FIGHT , directed by Eugene Jarecki and produced by Eugene Jarecki and Susannah Shipman.

American Dramatic Grand Jury Prize
FORTY SHADES OF BLUE , directed by Ira Sachs and produced by Margot Bridger, Mary Bing, Jawal Nga, Donald Rosenfeld, and Ira Sachs.

World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize
SHAPE OF THE MOON , directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich (Netherlands).

World Cinema Dramatic Grand Jury Prize
THE HERO , directed by Zeze Gamboa (Angola/Portugal/France).

American Documentary Audience Award
MURDERBALL , directed by Henry-Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shaprio.

American Dramatic Audience Award
HUSTLE AND FLOW , directed by Craig Brewer.

World Cinema Documentary Audience Award
SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL: THE JOURNEY OF ROMEO DALLIARE , directed by Peter Raymont (Canada).

World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award
BROTHERS , directed by Susanne Bier (Denmark).

American Documentary Directing Award
Jeff Feuerzeig for THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON

American Dramatic Directing Award
Noah Baumbach for THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

American Excellence in Cinematography Award (Documentary)
Gary Griffin for THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX

American Excellence in Cinematography Award (Dramatic)
Amelia Vincent for HUSTLE AND FLOW

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
Noah Baumbach for THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

Alfred P. Sloane Feature Film Award
Werner Herzog for GRIZZLY MAN

Special Jury Prize for Editing (Documentary)
MURDERBALL , edited by Geoffrey Richman and Conor O'Neill

Special Jury Prize (Documentary)
AFTER INNOCENCE , directed by Jessica Sanders.

Special Jury Prizes for Outstanding Performace (Dramatic)
Awarded to Amy Adams for her work in JUNEBUG , and to Lou Pucci for his work in THUMBSUCKER .

Special Jury Prizes for Originality of Vision (Dramatic)
Awarded to Miranda July, who wrote, directed and acted in ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW , and to Rian Johnson, who directed BRICK .

Special Jury Prize (World Cinema Documentary)
Awarded to both THE LIBERACE OF BAGHDAD (UK), directed by Sean McAllister, and WALL (France/Israel), directed by Simone Bitton.

Special Jury Prize (World Cinema Dramatic)
Awarded to LIVE-IN MAID (Argentina/Spain), directed by Jorge Gaggero.

Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking
FAMILY PORTRAIT, directed by Patricia Riggen.

Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking
WASP (UK), directed by Andrea Arnold.

Special Recognition in Short Filmmaking
BULLETS IN THE HOOD: A BED-STUY STORY, directed by Terrence Fischer and Daniel Howard

Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking
ONE WEEKEND A MONTH, directed by Eric Escobar
RYAN (Canada), directed by Chris Landreth
SMALL TOWN SECRETS, directed by Katherine Leggett
TAMA TU (New Zealand), directed by Taika Waititi
VICTORIA PARA CHINO, directed by Cary Fukunaga

For more on this year's fest please visit:

http://www.indiewire.com/parkcity/

http://www.sundanceonlinefilmfestival.org/2005/index.aspx

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