2011 Sundance Film Festival

The 2011 Sundance Film Festival played host to a talented new crop of young actors, a record 78 film sales, and an all-new Documentary Premieres category, showcasing the work of established masters of the craft. Twenty-five first-time filmmakers comprised the Dramatic and Documentary Competitions, a line-up which included award-winners Like Crazy, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Being Elmo, and How to Die in Oregon. Directors Drake Doremus and Sean Durkin and actresses Elizabeth Olsen, Felicity Jones, and Brit Marling together formed the face of the 2011 Festival and led yet another class of burgeoning independent artists. An eclectic Off-Screen program included moderated panels, roundtable discussions, and musical performances featuring such diverse talents as Michael Moore, Vera Farmiga, Norman Lear, Harry Belafonte and The Chapin Sisters, among many others.

  • Awards
  • Credits
  • Panels
  • Projects

Another Earth

Alfred P. Sloan Prize

to.get.her

Audience Award Best of NEXT

Buck

Audience Award Documentary

Circumstance

Audience Award Dramatic

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

Directing Award Documentary

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Directing Award Dramatic

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

Editing Award Documentary

The Redemption of General Butt Naked

Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary

Pariah

Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic

How to Die in Oregon

Grand Jury Prize Documentary

Like Crazy

Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Choke

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Diarchy

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

The External World

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

The Legend of Beaver Dam

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Out of Reach

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Protoparticles

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Deeper Than Yesterday

Jury Prize International Short Filmmaking

Brick Novax—Part 2

Jury Prize Short Filmmaking

Brick Novax—Part 1

Jury Prize Short Filmmaking

BEING ELMO: A Puppeteer's Journey

Special Jury Prize Documentary

Another Earth

Special Jury Prize Dramatic

Like Crazy

Special Jury Prize for Acting

Another Happy Day

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

Senna

World Cinema Audience Award Documentary

Kinyarwanda

World Cinema Audience Award Dramatic

Hell and Back Again

World Cinema Cinematography Award Documentary

All Your Dead Ones

World Cinema Cinematography Award Dramatic

Project Nim

World Cinema Directing Award Documentary

Tyrannosaur

World Cinema Directing Award Dramatic

The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975

World Cinema Documentary Editing Award

Hell and Back Again

World Cinema Jury Prize Documentary

Happy, Happy

World Cinema Jury Prize Dramatic

Restoration

World Cinema Screenwriting Award

Position Among the Stars

World Cinema Special Jury Prize Documentary

Tyrannosaur

World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Acting

America Ferrera

Dramatic Competition Juror

Todd McCarthy

Dramatic Competition Juror

Tim Orr

Dramatic Competition Juror

Kimberly Peirce

Dramatic Competition Juror

Jason Reitman

Dramatic Competition Juror

Jeffrey Blitz

Documentary Competition Juror

Matt Groening

Documentary Competition Juror

Laura Poitras

Documentary Competition Juror

Jess Search

Documentary Competition Juror

Susanne Bier

World Dramatic Competition Juror

Bong Joon-Ho

World Dramatic Competition Juror

José Padilha

World Documentary Competition Juror

Lucy Walker

World Documentary Competition Juror

Sara Bernstein

Short Film Competition Juror

Barry Jenkins

Short Film Competition Juror

Kim Morgan

Short Film Competition Juror

Jon Amiel

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Paula Apsel

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Sean Carroll

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Helen Fisher

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Clark Gregg

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Tim Blake Nelson

Awards Ceremony MC

Ray Liotta

Awards Ceremony Presenter

Joshua Leonard

Awards Ceremony Presenter

Vera Farmiga

Awards Ceremony Presenter
  

!Women Art Revolution

1989 (When I was 5 years old)

8BITS

?E?ANX (The Cave)

A Few Days of Respite

A Machine to See With

Abraxas

After Ghostcatching

After You Left

ALL FLOWERS IN TIME

All That Is Solid Melts into Air

All Your Dead Ones

An African Election

Andy and Zach

Animals Distract Me

Anne Truitt, Working

Another Earth

Another Happy Day

ATTENBERG

AWOL

Baby

Babyland

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

Becoming Chaz

BEING ELMO: A Puppeteer's Journey

Bellflower

Benavides Born

Bike Race

Blokes

Bobby Fischer Against the World

Brick Novax—Part 1

Brick Novax—Part 2

Buck

Cedar Rapids

Choke

Cinderela

Circumstance

Close.

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death and Technology

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Crazy Beats Strong Every Time

Crime After Crime

Das Racist "Who's That? Brooown!"

Deeper Than Yesterday

Diarchy

Dreaming of Lucid Living

Ebony Society

ELEPHANT

Elite Squad 2

EX-SEX

Excuse Me

Family Portrait in Black and White

Fight for Your Right Revisited

Flypaper

Forever's Gonna Start Tonight

Glowing Pathfinder Bugs

GRAB

Grandpa's Wet Dream

Granito

Gun Hill Road

Happy, Happy

Hell and Back Again

HERE

HERE [ THE STORY SLEEPS ]

Higher Ground

Hippocampus 2

Hobo with a Shotgun

Homework

Hot Coffee

How to Die in Oregon

I Melt with You

I Saw the Devil

I'm Having a Difficult Time Killing My Parents

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

In a Better World

Incendies

Incident by a Bank

Jess + Moss

Jupiter Elicius

Kaboom

Kinyarwanda

KNUCKLE

Letters from the Big Man

Life in a Day

Like Crazy

Little Birds

Little Brother

Living for 32

Lord Byron

Lost Kisses

Love & Theft

Love Birds

Mad Bastards

Magic Trip

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Margin Call

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Meek's Cutoff

Miss Representation

Moony

My Idiot Brother

Myth and Infrastructure

Negativipeg

Old Cats

On the Ice

On the Way to the Sea

oops

Out of Reach

Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times

Pandemic 1.0

Pandemic 41.410806, -75.654259

Pariah

Perfect Sense

Pioneer

Position Among the Stars

Prairie Love

Project Nim

Protoparticles

RAW/WAR

Reagan

Rebirth

Red Shirley

Red State

Redemption

Restless City

Restoration

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

Salvation Boulevard

Sasquatch Birth Journal 2

Satan Since 2003

Senna

Septien

sexting

Shikasha

Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure

Silent House

Sing Your Song

Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul

Slacker

Small Change

Something Left, Something Taken

Sound of My Voice

Spin

Spring

Stardust

Stones

Stopover

Storm

Submarine

Take Shelter

Terri

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement

The Bengali Detective

The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975

The Catechism Cataclysm

The Cinema Hold Up

The Convincer

The Details

The Devil's Double

The Eagleman Stag

The External World

The Flaw

The Future

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

The Greatness

The Green Wave

The Guard

The High Level Bridge

The Hunter and the Swan Discuss Their Meeting

The Interrupters

The Johnny Cash Project

The Last Mountain

The Ledge

The Legend of Beaver Dam

The Lie

The Majestic Plastic Bag

THE MILL & THE CROSS

The Music Never Stopped

The Nine Muses

The Off Hours

The Oregonian

The Pact

The Redemption of General Butt Naked

The Rocket Boy

The Salesman

The Son of No One

The Strange Ones

The Terrys

The Troll Hunter

The Wilderness Downtown

The Wind Is Blowing on My Street

The Woman

The Woods

Theater III + Edgar

These Amazing Shadows

This Is Not a Suit

Three's Company: The Drama

Ticket to Paradise

to.get.her

Tord and Tord

Tornado

Triumph of the Wild

Troubadours

Tussilago

Tyrannosaur

Uncle Kent

Vampire

Venus

Wapawekka

We Like America and America Likes Us (The Corpse)

We Were Here

We're Leaving

Win Win

Worst Enemy

Xemoland

YEARBOOK

Yelp (With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg's "Howl")

 
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