Monday, November 28, 2022

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners

By Matt Neglia 

Another year, another Sundance Film Festival, all done virtually at home. The film festival provided many the opportunity to discover new filmmakers, performers, and films from well-established artists worldwide. Once again, the quality of filmmaking was abundantly present, which has now been recognized both by the Grand Juries and the audiences of Sundance with the awards presented. Single tickets for these award-winning films go on sale at 5 p.m. MT if you could not catch them during the festival. They will play again throughout the weekend.

​Click below to see the award winners of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Grand Jury Prize: “Nanny”
Audience Award: “Cha Cha Real Smooth
Directing: Jamie Dack, “Palm Trees and Power Lines”
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: K.D. Dávila, “Emergency
Special Jury Award for Uncompromising Artistic Vision: Bradley Rust Gray, “blood”
Special Jury Award for Ensemble Cast: John Boyega, Nicole Beharie, Selenis Leyva, Connie Britton, Olivia Washington, London Covington, and Michael K Williams, “892”

Grand Jury Prize: “The Exiles”
Audience Award: “Navalny”
Directing: Reid Davenport, “I Didn’t See You There”
Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award: Erin Casper and Jocelyne Chaput, “Fire of Love”
Special Jury Award for Impact for Change: “Aftershock”
Special Jury Award for Impact for Creative Vision: “Descendant

Grand Jury Prize: “Utama”
Audience Award: “Girl Picture”
Directing Award: Maryna Er Gorbach, “Klondike”
Special Jury Award: “Leonor Will Never Die”
Special Jury Award for Acting for Innovative Spirit: Teresa Sánchez, “Dos Estaciones

Grand Jury Prize: “All That Breathes”
Audience Award: “The Territory”
Directing Award: “A House Made of Splinters”
Special Jury Award for Documentary Craft: “The Territory”
Special Jury Award for Excellence In Verité Filmmaking: “Midwives”

NEXT Audience Award: “Framing Agnes
NEXT Innovator Award: Chase Joynt, “Framing Agnes
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize: “After Yang”
Sundance Institute NHK Award: Hasan Hadi, “The President’s Cake”
Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Award for Narrative Features: Amanda Marshall, “God’s Country”
Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Award for Documentary Features: Su Kim, “Free Chol Soo Lee”
Sundance Institute/Adobe Mentorship Award for Editing Documentary: Toby Shimin

So what do you think of the winners? Which of these films are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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