2020 Sundance Film Festival

  • Awards
  • Credits
  • Panels
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Alfred P. Sloan Prize

I Carry You With Me

Audience Award: NEXT

Crip Camp

Audience Award: U.S. Documentary


Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic

The Reason I Jump

Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary

Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares)

Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic


Directing Award: U.S. Documentary

The 40-Year-Old Version

Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic

Giving Voice

Festival Favorite Award

Boys State

Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Documentary


Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic


Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary

Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness

Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Dramatic

I Carry You With Me

NEXT Innovator Prize

So What If the Goats Die

Short Film Grand Jury Prize


Short Film Jury Award: Animation

The Devil's Harmony

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction

John Was Trying to Contact Aliens

Short Film Jury Award: Nonfiction

-Ship: A Visual Poem

Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction


Short Film Special Jury Prize for Acting

Valerio's Day Out

Short Film Special Jury Prize for Directing

Welcome to Chechnya

Special Jury Prize Documentary for Editing

Feels Good Man

Special Jury Prize Documentary for Emerging Filmmaker

Dick Johnson Is Dead

Special Jury Prize Documentary for Innovation in Nonfiction Storytelling

The Fight

Special Jury Prize Documentary for Social Impact Filmmaking


Special Jury Prize Dramatic for Auteur Filmmaking

Charm City Kings

Special Jury Prize Dramatic for Ensemble Cast

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Special Jury Prize Dramatic: Neo-Realism

Nine Days

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

World Cinema Directing Award Documentary


World Cinema Directing Award Dramatic

Acasa, My Home

World Cinema Special Jury Prize Documentary for Cinematography

The Painter and the Thief

World Cinema Special Jury Prize Documentary for Creative Storytelling


World Cinema Special Jury Prize Documentary for Editing


World Cinema Special Jury Prize Dramatic for Acting

Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares)

World Cinema Special Jury Prize Dramatic for Best Screenplay

This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

World Cinema Special Jury Prize Dramatic for Visionary Filmmaking

Rodrigo Garcia

Dramatic Competition Juror

Ethan Hawke

Dramatic Competition Juror

Dee Rees

Dramatic Competition Juror

Isabella Rossellini

Dramatic Competition Juror

Wash Westmoreland

Dramatic Competition Juror

Kimberly Reed

Documentary Competition Juror

Rachel Rosen

Documentary Competition Juror

Courtney Sexton

Documentary Competition Juror

E. Chai Vasarhelyi

Documentary Competition Juror

Noland Walker

Documentary Competition Juror

Haifaa Al Mansour

World Dramatic Competition Juror

Wagner Moura

World Dramatic Competition Juror

Eric Hynes

World Documentary Competition Juror

Rima Mismar

World Documentary Competition Juror

Gregg Araki

NEXT Juror

Sian Clifford

Short Film Competition Juror

Marcus Hu

Short Film Competition Juror

Cindy Sherman

Short Film Competition Juror

Ruth Angus

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Emily Mortimer

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Jessica Oreck

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Ainissa Ramirez

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Michael Tyburski

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Alba Rohrwacher

World Dramatic Competition Juror

Nanfu Wang

World Documentary Competition Juror

A Conversation with Quibi's Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and Top Creators Defining the Next Era of Storytelling

AI, the Archive, and Creating Human Context on the New Frontier

Audible Speakeasy Sound Bath

Black, Queer, and Unapologetic: The Shifting Lens of Storytelling in Hollywood

Blackhouse Filmmaker Lodge Panel

BMI Snowball

BMI’s 22nd Roundtable Discussion: Music and Film—the Creative Process

Bringing VFX to the Table

Can You See Me Now? Representation behind the Camera

Celebration of Music in Film, Presented by Southwest Airlines®

Cinema Café with Andrea Riseborough and Clare Dunne

Cinema Café with Carrie Brownstein and St. Vincent

Cinema Café with Haifaa Al Mansour and Bassem Youssef

Cinema Café with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nanette Burstein

Cinema Café with Kathreen Khavari and Linas Phillips

Cinema Café with Radha Blank and Winston Duke

Cinema Café with Ron Howard

Cinema Café with Sam Feder, Jeff Orlowski, and Lana Wilson

Cinema Café with Zazie Beetz, Elle Lorraine, and Taylour Paige

Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter Live: Indie Actors

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Live: Indie Filmmakers

Compact, Versatile, RAW: An Introduction to Canon's New EOS C500 Mark II and EOS-1D X Mark III

Creators’ Union—A Workshop on Content Creators Participating in the Data Economy

Creators’ Union—A Workshop on Content Creators Participating in the Data Economy

Crip Camp and Disability Representation in Film

Destigmatizing Mental Illness through Storytelling, Science, and Philanthropy

Digital Aerosol and the Re-imaginarium: A Fireside Chat with Kahlil Joseph and Jesse Williams

Discovering Tomorrow

Doha Debates Presents: Targeted for Telling the Truth

Editing History

Empowering Every Voice in Film and in the World

Film Church

From Documentary to Narrative

From Sleep

Has Industry Emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion Changed the Way We Tell Stories?

How Can Artists Reshape Politics?

How to Find the Right Partners for Your Film

How We Made It, Hosted by the Los Angeles Times

Impact Nuts (and Bolts): Marketing, Movement Building, and Meaningful Representation

In Conversation with Rufus Wainwright

IndieWire Presents: Film Talk—Never Rarely Sometimes Always

IndieWire Presents: Screen Talk

Inside the TV Writers’ Room: An Interactive Experience

Jewish Film Institute’s Light Lunch and Not-So-Light Conversation

Mexico’s New New Wave

Music and Storytelling, Hosted by the Los Angeles Times

New Audiences: The Power of Storytelling in Education

Planned Parenthood: Storytelling as Activism

Power of Story: Just Art

Power of Story: The People Speak

School Night Presents: Maestro—A Composer Conversation with Chris Douridas and Emile Mossery

Shouldering the Future

Slate’s Thirst Aid Kit

Spotlight on Boys State

Spotlight on The Cost of Silence

Spotlight on The Dissident

Spree IMDb Panel

Streaming: Next-Generation Opportunities for Documentary Storytelling

The Art of Adventure: Explorer Colin O’Brady with The Atlantic

The Art of Sound Design: Wendy and Nine Days

The Director's Cut

The Feeling of Exile

The Female Gaze

The Future of Storytelling, Hosted by The Wall Street Journal

The Imagined Futures Bonfire

The Moth at the Sundance Film Festival: Trials and Tribulations

The Movie That Blew My Mind

The New Aesthetics of Disability

The New Storytelling Playbook, Hosted by The Wall Street Journal

The Stories We Couldn’t Tell Before—How Immersive Media Provides Artists with a New Palette That Is Changing the Creative Process

They Stream Indies, Don’t They?

Transcendence of Narrative, Hosted by the Los Angeles Times

Truth to Power

Under Whose AI?

WarnerMedia Innovation Panel and Reception: The Impact of Innovation on Today’s Connected Consumer

We Love Filmmakers Cocktail Mixer, Presented by SundanceTV, Rooftop Films, and Backstage

Where the Truth Lies

Women Behind the Camera

Women Breaking Barriers, Year 3: How Far Have We Come?

Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Women on the Front Lines: Changing the Game Panel

“Us v. Them”: Narratives That Divide Society and How We Can Overcome Them


-Ship: A Visual Poem

A Love Song for Latasha

A Machine for Viewing

A Thousand Cuts

A Thousand Sails

Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa

Acasa, My Home

After the Fallout


All Kinds of Limbo

All That Perishes at the Edge of Land


And Then We Danced



Arabian Alien

Are You Hungry?



Awkward Family Photos

Azibuye—The Occupation


Bad Hair

Bad Hair

Baldwin Beauty

Be Water

Beast Beast


Benevolent Ba


Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business


Black Bear




Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

Born into Brothels

Boys State


Broken Orchestra



Charm City Kings


Chemo Brain

Chomsky vs. Chomsky: First Encounter

Church and the Fourth Estate

City So Real

Coded Bias


Come Away

Crip Camp


Dance Trail

Danny's Girl


Daytime Noir

Día de la Madre

Dick Johnson Is Dead

Dinner in America


Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

Do Not Split


Dream Horse


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Farewell Amor

Feels Good Man

Flowers & a Switchblade

Former Cult Member Hears Music For The First Time

Four Good Days

Giving Voice


Guisado on Sunset

Happy Happy Joy Joy - The Ren & Stimpy Story

He's the One


Hey Lady!

High Art

High Tide


His House


Horse Girl

Hot Flash

How Did We Get Here?

Hudson Geese


I Carry You With Me

I'll End Up in Jail

Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares)



Infinitely Yours


Into the Deep


John Was Trying to Contact Aliens


Junior Bangers


La Leyenda Negra

La Llorona



Lance (in a Neck Brace)

Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on 'The Exorcist'

Leave of Absence


Little Chief

Living Distance

Lost Girls

Love Fraud


ma?ni—towards the ocean, towards the shore

Max Richter's Sleep






Miss Americana

Miss Juneteenth

Mucho Mucho Amor

My Juke-Box

My Trip

Narcissister Breast Work

Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Nine Days

No One is Crazy in This Town

No, I Don't Want to Dance!

Now Is the Time

Okavango: River of Dreams (Director's Cut)


Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia

On The Record (formerly Untitled Kirby Dick/Amy Ziering Film)

Once Upon a Time in Venezuela

Palm Springs

Paola Makes A Wish


Persuasion Machines




Promising Young Woman

Rebuilding Paradise



Run Sweetheart Run


Sandlines, the Story of History

Saudi Runaway

Save Yourselves!

Scare Me


See You Next Time



Sh_t Happens

Siempre, Luis

Slug Life

So What If the Goats Die



Some Kind of Heaven

Song of Clouds

Spaced Out

Spaceship Earth



Still Here

Summer White (Blanco de Verano)



Sylvie’s Love


Takoyaki Story


The 40-Year-Old Version

The Assistant

The Book of Distance

The Climb

The Cost of Silence

The Deepest Hole

The Devil's Harmony

The Dissident

The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

The Electronic Diaries of Lynn Hershman Leeson

The Evening Hour

The Father

The Fight

The Glorias

The Go-Go's

The Killing of Two Lovers

The Last Shift

The Last Thing He Wanted

The Mole Agent

The Mountains Are a Dream That Call to Me

The Nest

The Night House

The Nowhere Inn

The Painter and the Thief

The Perfect Candidate

The Reason I Jump

The Ride

The Shawl

The Social Dilemma

The Starr Sisters

The Trade

The Truffle Hunters

This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

Three Deaths


Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

tx-reverse 360°

Uncle Frank

Untitled Pizza Movie

Us Kids

Valerio's Day Out

Vitalina Varela


VR Free

Wander Darkly

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme

Welcome to Chechnya


While I'm Still Breathing (Tandis Que Je Respire Encore)


Wong Ping's Fables 2

Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother


Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness


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