1999 Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival continued to be the premiere showcase for American independent film in 1999, even as it explored the meaning of that term. Four films (AMERICAN MOVIE, AMERICAN HOLLOW, AMERICAN PIMP, and AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY) wore their nationality on their title. And the year's big winner, Tony Bui's THREE SEASONS - which won the Grand Jury Prize, the Audience Award, and the Excellence in Cinematography Award - was shot entirely in Vietnam and mostly in Vietnamese. The Piper-Heidsieck tribute to Independent Vision went to Laura Dern. But the big prize went to a little video experiment called THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, which went on to scare up big business at the box office.

  • Awards
  • Credits
  • Panels
  • Projects

Genghis Blues

Audience Award Documentary

Three Seasons

Audience Award Dramatic

Regret to Inform

Directing Award Documentary

Judy Berlin

Directing Award Dramatic

Rabbit in the Moon

Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary

Regret to Inform

Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary

Three Seasons

Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic

Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle

Filmmaker Trophy Documentary

Tumbleweeds

Filmmaker Trophy Dramatic

The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords

Freedom of Expression Award

American Movie

Grand Jury Prize Documentary

Three Seasons

Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Come unto Me: The Faces of Tyree Guyton

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Devil Doll/Ring Pull

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Stubble Trouble

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

A Pack of Gifts, Now

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Atomic Tabasco

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Santitos

Jury Prize Latin American Cinema

More

Jury Prize Short Filmmaking

On the Ropes

Special Jury Prize

Happy Texas

Special Jury Prize for Acting

Treasure Island

Special Jury Prize for Distinctive Vision in Filmmaking

Life Is to Whistle

Special Jury Prize Latin American Cinema

Fishbelly White

Special Jury Prize Short Filmmaking

Guinevere

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

Joe the King

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

Run Lola Run

World Cinema Audience Award

Train of Life (Train de vie)

World Cinema Audience Award
  

Kirby Dick

Documentary Competition Juror

Tina DiFeliciantonio

Documentary Competition Juror

Annie Frazier Henry

Documentary Competition Juror

Michel Negroponte

Documentary Competition Juror

Ray Telles

Documentary Competition Juror

Maryse Alberti

Dramatic Competition Juror

Cheryl Dunye

Dramatic Competition Juror

Richard Linklater

Dramatic Competition Juror

Elvis Mitchell

Dramatic Competition Juror

Nik Powell

Dramatic Competition Juror

Gustavo Graef Marino

Latin American Cinema Juror

Amir Labaki

Latin American Cinema Juror

Anne Marie Stock

Latin American Cinema Juror

Gill Holland

Short Film Competition Juror

Emily Russo

Short Film Competition Juror

Geoffrey Gilmore

Director, Sundance Film Festival

John Cooper

Associate Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival

Shari Frilot

Associate Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

Trevor Groth

Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

Mary Kerr

Associate Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

Rebecca Yeldham

Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

Geoffrey Gilmore

Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival

Nicole Guillemet

Director, Sundance Film Festival
 

1001 Nights

2 Seconds (2 Secondes)

A Hard Day’s Night

A Pack of Gifts, Now

A Pregnant Moment

A Slipping-Down Life

A Walk on the Moon

Afraid of Everything

After Life

Allan Houser/Haozous: The Lifetime Work of an American Master

American Hollow

American Movie

American Pimp

Among Others

An American Love Story

Atomic Tabasco

Bajo California. El limite del tiempo (Under California: The Limits of Time)

Barrio

Beefcake

Big Bear

Bingo

Black Cat, White Cat

Brakhage

Bubblepac

Cache

Chillicothe

Chronic

City of Dreams

Come unto Me: The Faces of Tyree Guyton

Cookie’s Fortune

Cry Radio

Culture

Dance of Dust

Death: A Love Story

Desserts

Devil Doll/Ring Pull

Dirt

dresden

Drylongso

Edge of Seventeen

El Corrido de Cecilia Rios

El Norte

Fishbelly White

Flight

Flying Saucer Rock’n’Roll

Fools Gold

Forever Fever

Friendly Fire

Fuzzy Logic

Genghis Blues

Get Bruce

Get Real

Getting to Know You

Go

Guinevere

Happy Texas

Heart of Light

Hell for Leather

Hepa!

Hidden Medicine

Hideous Kinky

Hisao

Hitchcock, Selznich and the End of Hollywood

Home Page

Hotel Belgrad

Humdrum

I Stand Alone (Seul contre tous)

Jawbreaker

Jazz Is. . .

Joe the King

Jorge

Judy Berlin

Kansas

Kill the Man

La Ciudad (The City)

Ladies Room

Langmuir’s World

Lars from 1 - 10

Legacy: Murder & Media, Politics & Prisons

Life History of a Star

Life Is to Whistle

Life on Earth (La Vie sure terre)

Life Tastes Good

Little Thieves, Big Thieves (Cien años de perdon)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Los Enchiladas!

Louise (Take 2)

Love Bites

Magical Words (Les Mots magiques)

Megacities

Mighty Peking Man

More

Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.

Mutiny

On the Ropes

P. Tinto’s Miracle (El Milagro de P. Tinto)

Possums

Praise

Rabbit in the Moon

Radiation

Ravenous

Regret to Inform

Return with Honor

Roberta

Ruben

Run Lola Run

Sabor a mi (Savor Me)

Samurai Fiction

Santitos

Second Skin

Serial Lover

Seven Days ‘til Sunday

Sex: The Annabel Chong Story

She Smokes

Shooting Star

Side Streets

Silence

Silvia Prieto

Sin sostén (No Support)

Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle

Singing Our Stories

SLC Punk!

Solitary Journey

Southpaw

Speaking in Strings

Speedy Boys

Splendor

Star Trak

Storyteller

Stubble Trouble

Sugar Town

sXe

Take Your Bags

Tangerine Girl

Taxidermy: The Art of Imitating Life

The 24 Hour Woman

The Adopted Son (Beshkempir)

The Adventures of Sebastian Cole

The Autumn Heart

The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords

The Blair Witch Project

The Corndog Man

The Delivery

The Fishmonger’s Daughter

The Gift

The Hi-Line

The Honour of All

The Invisibles

The Item

The Kindness of Strangers

The Last Guy to Let You Down

The Living Museum

The Loss of Sexual Innocence

The Lovers of the Arctic Circle

The Minus Man

The Outfitters

The Passion of Ayn Rand

The Second Bakery Attack

The Source

The Suburbans

The Terrorist

The War Zone

The Wounds

Thick as Thieves

Things We Do

This Is My Father

Three Seasons

Today Is a Good Day: Remembering Chief Dan George

Todo dia todo (Day to Day)

Train of Life (Train de vie)

Trans

Treasure Island

Tree Shade

Trick

Tumbleweeds

Twin Falls Idaho

Two Girls and a Baby

Two Hands

Two Seasons

Under a Spell (Un Embrujo)

Valerie Flake

Venus Blue

Ways of the Glades

When Love Comes

William Sexspeare’s Much Ado about Puberty

Yusho-Renaissance

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