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November 11, 2008 | Times Staff Writer
Federico Veiroj's "Acne" won the grand jury prize and Daniel Stamm's "A Necessary Death" captured the audience award in the feature film competition at AFI Fest 2008, which concluded in Los Angeles on Sunday night. In the documentary category, Kief Davidson's "Kassim the Dream" took the grand jury prize and shared the audience award with Patrick Davidson's "The World We Want."
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March 11, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announced its jury awards on Tuesday night in a ceremony at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. “Fort Tilden” won the grand jury prize in the narrative competition. Written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, the comedy stars Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty as a pair of hapless Brooklyn roommates on an epic journey to the beach. On the documentary side, the grand jury prize went to “The Great Invisible.” Directed by Margaret Brown, the film tells the story of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
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February 1, 1993 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
The dramatic competition jury was nothing if not judicious at this year's Sundance Film Festival, splitting the Grand Jury Prize between a veteran independent filmmaker and one of the 20-something newcomers whose presence has dominated this 10-day event. The joint award, to Victor Nunez's "Ruby in Paradise" and Bryan Singer's "Public Access," was announced Saturday night to a raucous, overflow crowd in ceremonies emceed by last year's special jury prize winner, actor Seymour Cassel.
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June 23, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
The Los Angeles Film Festival announced its prize winners during a brunch downtown on Sunday afternoon. Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead was there to present the feature film jury prizes. The jury prize for narrative film went to Janis Nords for “Mother, I Love You,” a Latvian film about a little boy who falls into a world of petty crime. The jury prize for documentary film went to Ryan McGarry for “Code Black,” a look at changes affecting emergency room medicine at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.
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January 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
The high-tech thriller "Primer," about two get-rich-quick inventors whose time-travel device complicates their lives, won the top dramatic honor at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday night. Sundance jurors gave the documentary grand prize to "DiG!," director Ondi Timoner's portrait of the friendship and rivalry between musicians Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Courtney Taylor of the Dandy Warhols.
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January 27, 1992 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
The Sundance Film Festival broke with tradition and pleasantly surprised its ever-increasing audience by awarding the Grand Jury Prize to "In the Soup," one of the most popular films of the 10-day event. An equally crowd-pleasing jury prize for artistic excellence also went to "Soup" co-star Seymour Cassell, a veteran of several John Cassavetes films, who roared through his performance as a life-affirming hoodlum who befriends a timid film director.
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October 28, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Love hurts," the classic song lyric insists, "love scars, love wounds and mars. " If you are experienced enough to understand love's fragility but still romantic enough to embrace its power, "Like Crazy" will put you away. Deserved winner of the grand jury prize at Sundance, this story is as simple as two people mad about each other and as complex as intense relationships inevitably get. Spanning two continents and a number of years, featuring fearless acting by Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones (who took home a Sundance special jury prize)
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March 11, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announced its jury awards on Tuesday night in a ceremony at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. “Fort Tilden” won the grand jury prize in the narrative competition. Written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, the comedy stars Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty as a pair of hapless Brooklyn roommates on an epic journey to the beach. On the documentary side, the grand jury prize went to “The Great Invisible.” Directed by Margaret Brown, the film tells the story of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
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January 29, 2006 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
The twain finally met at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. For the first time, the same two films won both the grand jury prize and the audience award in both the dramatic and documentary competitions at Saturday night's closing ceremony of the Park City, Utah, event. Taking the dramatic prize and the dramatic audience award was the very L.A. "Quinceanera," a coming-of-age story set in an increasingly gentrifying Echo Park and written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland.
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September 8, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk's intense mother-son relationship drama "Pieta" was awarded the Venice Film Festival's highest honor, the Golden Lion Award, on Saturday. The Silver Lion Award, the prize for directing, went to Paul Thomas Anderson for "The Master," while the film's stars, Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, shared the best acting honors. Hadas Yaron won the actress award for her role in the Israeili film "Fill the Void. " "I put my suit on in the bathroom, so please don't judge," Hoffman told the assembled reporters and photographers.
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May 26, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
CANNES, France - The hometown favorite won big time at the Festival de Cannes on Sunday night as France's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" walked off with the Palme d'Or. In a highly unusual step, jury president Steven Spielberg announced that the prize was given not only to director Abdellatif Kechiche ("The Secret of the Grain"), as is traditional, but to co-stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux as well. Both actresses were in tears by the time they reached the stage. The sexually explicit story of a young woman discovering desire and herself, "Blue" was the great favorite of French critics but divided English speakers, who called it everything from voyeuristic to the gold standard for lesbian romances to a three-hour Sundance movie in French.
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May 5, 2013 | By Dennis Lim, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Austrian director Ulrich Seidl makes a habit of blurring boundaries: his documentaries include staged scenes, and his dramas feature nonprofessional actors who are sometimes playing versions of themselves. But there is little middle ground when it comes to the reception of his work. Writing in Artforum last year, John Waters declared: "Fassbinder died, so God gave us Ulrich Seidl. " Werner Herzog once said of Seidl's "Animal Love," a 1996 documentary about excessively devoted pet owners: "Never have I looked so directly into hell.
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January 26, 2013 | By Julie Makinen, Steven Zeitchik and Mark Olsen
PARK CITY, Utah--"Fruitvale," a drama based on the real-life story of a young man shot to death at an Oakland BART station, took home the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night. The movie also won the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film. The Grand Jury Prize for U.S. documentary went to "Blood Brother," Steve Hoover's look at his best friend, who moves to India to help children with HIV. The film also won the Audience Award for U.S. documentary. "Fruitvale" is the first feature-length film from USC School of Cinematic Arts graduate Ryan Coogler, 26. Actor Forest Whitaker served as a producer on the movie, which stars Michael B. Jordan.
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November 8, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
Before wrapping up later tonight with the world premiere of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," the AFI Fest announced a handful of prize winners on Thursday afternoon. The Swedish film "Eat Sleep Die," written and directed by Gabriela Pichler, took home the Grand Jury Prize for the New Auteurs section with a statement from the jury celebrating the film for its "sensitive portrait of a young woman fighting to keep her job and her dignity in the globalized economy, driven by an energetic performance from Nermina Lukac.
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September 8, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk's intense mother-son relationship drama "Pieta" was awarded the Venice Film Festival's highest honor, the Golden Lion Award, on Saturday. The Silver Lion Award, the prize for directing, went to Paul Thomas Anderson for "The Master," while the film's stars, Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, shared the best acting honors. Hadas Yaron won the actress award for her role in the Israeili film "Fill the Void. " "I put my suit on in the bathroom, so please don't judge," Hoffman told the assembled reporters and photographers.
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July 28, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Veteran actress Lupe Ontiveros, the El Paso-born daughter of Mexican immigrants, once estimated that she had played the role of a maid more than 150 times during her career. That's why the 4-foot-11 actress was so overjoyed more than a decade ago when director Miguel Arteta approached her backstage after a theatrical showcase and said he had a screenplay for her to consider. "He said, 'Look at the part of Beverly,'" Ontiveros recalled in a 2009 National Public Radio interview. "I said, 'Beverly?
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January 31, 2000 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES MOVIE CRITIC
It was a decision that was both sensible and Solomonic. The Sundance Film Festival split its grand jury prize for best dramatic film between the competition's two consensus favorites and added emphasis to its Saturday night decision by giving each co-winner a second major award. It provided a satisfying ending to what, in terms of overall quality and lack of hair-pulling fiascoes, was the most successful festival in years.
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June 23, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
The Los Angeles Film Festival announced its prize winners during a brunch downtown on Sunday afternoon. Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead was there to present the feature film jury prizes. The jury prize for narrative film went to Janis Nords for “Mother, I Love You,” a Latvian film about a little boy who falls into a world of petty crime. The jury prize for documentary film went to Ryan McGarry for “Code Black,” a look at changes affecting emergency room medicine at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.
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June 24, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman
A feature film about two sisters fleeing an African civil war and a documentary centering on a Mexican cattle-ranching community took home the top prizes at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday. "All is Well," a Portuguese-language film directed by Pocas Pascoal, was deemed the best narrative film at the festival by a jury including actress Rachael Harris, actor Robert Townsend and film critic Sheri Linden. The movie, which was awarded a $15,000 prize, follows two Angolan sisters as they run away from homeland strife and escape to Lisbon, Portugal, where they struggle to survive on the streets.
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October 28, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Love hurts," the classic song lyric insists, "love scars, love wounds and mars. " If you are experienced enough to understand love's fragility but still romantic enough to embrace its power, "Like Crazy" will put you away. Deserved winner of the grand jury prize at Sundance, this story is as simple as two people mad about each other and as complex as intense relationships inevitably get. Spanning two continents and a number of years, featuring fearless acting by Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones (who took home a Sundance special jury prize)
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