2004 Sundance Film Festival

The 2004 Sundance Film Festival marked a return to basic principles for many filmmakers. Shane Carruth's PRIMER, which took home the Dramatic Grand Prize, was a cinematic Rubik's cube produced on a shoe-string budget. But like many other films that year, what PRIMER lacked in funds it made up for in creativity. Ondi Timoner's DIG!, which won the Documentary Grand Prize, also demonstrated artistic perseverance in its seven-year journey to follow to two rock bands. SUPER SIZE ME, whose filmmaker Morgan Spurlock was awarded the Documentary Directing Award, exemplified an ingenious premise: the filmmaker underwent the grueling culinary achievement of eating only McDonald's fast food for 30 days.

While the Festival had its share of quirky characters, including NAPOLEON DYNAMITE and Henry Darger, the subject of the documentary IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL, many of the films — from GARDEN STATE to EDGE OF AMERICA, from MARIA FULL OF GRACE to LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN — told simple, insightful stories while documentaries like BORN INTO BROTHELS captured the hearts and minds of audiences at the Festival and beyond.

  • Awards
  • Credits
  • Panels
  • Projects

Primer

Alfred P. Sloan Prize

Born into Brothels

Audience Award Documentary

Maria Full of Grace

Audience Award Dramatic

Super Size Me

Directing Award Documentary

Down to the Bone

Directing Award Dramatic

Imelda

Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary

November

Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic

Repatriation

Freedom of Expression Award

DIG!

Grand Jury Prize Documentary

Primer

Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Curtis

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Harvie Krumpet

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Krumped

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Papillon d'Amour

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Spokane

Honorable Mention Short Filmmaking

Tomo

Jury Prize International Short Filmmaking

Gowanus, Brooklyn

Jury Prize Short Filmmaking

When the Storm Came

Jury Prize Short Filmmaking

Strangers

Online Film Festival Audience Award Short Filmmaking

Drum Machine

Online Film Festival Audience Award Short Filmmaking Animation

Wet Dreams and False Images

Online Film Festival Jury Award Short Filmmaking

Bathtime in Clerkenwell

Online Film Festival Jury Award Short Filmmaking Animation

The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing

Online Film Festival Jury Award Short Filmmaking New Forms

Farmingville

Special Jury Prize Documentary

Brother to Brother

Special Jury Prize Dramatic

Down to the Bone

Special Jury Prize for Acting

We Don't Live Here Anymore

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

The Corporation

World Cinema Audience Award Documentary

Seducing Doctor Lewis

World Cinema Audience Award Dramatic
 

Rory Kennedy

Documentary Competition Juror

Mary Ellen Mark

Documentary Competition Juror

Robb Moss

Documentary Competition Juror

Robert Sheppard

Documentary Competition Juror

Chris Smith

Documentary Competition Juror

Lisa Cholodenko

Dramatic Competition Juror

Fred Elmes

Dramatic Competition Juror

Danny Glover

Dramatic Competition Juror

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Dramatic Competition Juror

Ted Hope

Dramatic Competition Juror

Spencer Parsons

Short Film Competition Juror

Peter Sollett

Short Film Competition Juror

Molly Haskell

Freedom of Expression Award Juror

Jørgen Leth

Freedom of Expression Award Juror

Siven Maslamoney

Freedom of Expression Award Juror

Effie Brown

Short Film Competition Juror

John Underkoffler

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Ann Druyan

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Mark Decena

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Marvin Minski

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

John Cooper

Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival

Shari Frilot

Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

Geoffrey Gilmore

Director, Sundance Film Festival

Trevor Groth

Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

Caroline Libresco

Programmer, Sundance Film Festival

Roberta Munroe

Programmer, Short Film, Sundance Film Festival

Mike Plante

Programmer, Short Film, Sundance Film Festival

Bird Runningwater

Native American Initiatives Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
  

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49?

99 Scents

A Good Lawyer's Wife

A Place of Our Own

A Short Journey

A Silent Love

A Thousand Clouds of Peace

A Thousand Words

A Woman Reported

Ahnold for Governor

American Nutria

Are You Feeling Lonely?

Artflick 001

AZUMI

BAADASSSSS!

Bathtime in Clerkenwell

Below the Belt

bobbycrush

Book of Love

Born into Brothels

Bright Young Things

Brother to Brother

Calicot

Carandiru

Careless Reef

Cheap Ludes

Chisholm '72—Unbought & Unbossed

Chrystal

Citizen King

Con Game

Control Room

Crimenals

Crimenals

CSA: The Confederate States of America

Curtis

D.E.B.S.

Dandelion

Danger: Dr. Poison

David Mamet's Gilded Stones

Days of My Life

Deadline

Deep Silence

Destino

DIG!

Dirty Work

Disbelief

Dogville

Donau, Duna, Dunaj, Dunav, Dunarea

Down to the Bone

Dronez

Drop

Drum Machine

Dysenchanted

Easy

Edge of America

Elevator Moods

Employee of the Month

Eulogy

Evergreen

Everyday People

Exit 8A

Fake Stacy

Farmingville

Fast Film

Fears of a Clown

Flat

Flying

Flying Puppet

Foo-Foo Dust

Frank International Film Festival

Garden

Garden State

Good Bye, Lenin!

Gowanus, Brooklyn

Grand Theft Parsons

Grasshopper

Harry and Max

Harvie Krumpet

Haute Tension

Heir to an Execution

Hike Hike Hike

Home

Home of Phobia

Home of the Brave

Hummer

I Like Killing Flies

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

I'm Bobby

I.O.'s: The Boot

If the Weather Permits

Imelda

In Shadow

In the Company of Women

In the Realms of the Unreal

Infidelity (in Equal Parts)

Investigation into the Invisible World

Iron Jawed Angels

Iron Mountain

It's Okay to Drink Whiskey

Journeyings and Conversations

Just a Clown

Kinetic Sandwich

Kounandi

Krug

Krumped

Last Life in the Universe

Lbs.

Le Jardin de Papa

Let the Church Say Amen

Light Is Calling

Little Black Boot

Little Light

Loma Lynda

Los Angeles Plays Itself

Love by Mistake

Love in Thoughts

LSD A Go Go

Maria Full of Grace

Marie and Bruce

Mean Creek

Memory

Meridian Days

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Might of the Starchaser

Mon Idole

Mt. Head

MVP

N Judah 5:30

Napoleon Dynamite

Never Die Alone

Neverland: The Rise and Fall of the Symbionese Liberation Army

Ngatahi: Know the Links

Nibbles

Nina's Tragedies

Nobody's Perfect

November

Oedipus

One Flight Stand

One Point O

Open Water

Our Nationhood

Our Story

Out of the Ether

Overnight

Papillon d'Amour

Payday

Persons of Interest

Phase 5

Pictures from Dorothy

Pol Pot's Birthday

Prayer for a Good Day

Pretty Dead Girl

Primer

Proteus

Punto Zero

Raspberry Reich

Recipe for Love

Redemption

Remember Me

Repatriation

Repo Man

Riding Giants

Risky Business

Sangam

Saved!

SAW

Scalpel to Vein

Scrabble

Screaming Men

Second Best

Seducing Doctor Lewis

September Tapes

Seven Times Lucky

Short Hymn_Silent War

Shush

Sick Dreams

Silence of the Sea

Silent Movie for Deaf People

Silent Waters

Sky Blue

Slowly Silently

Something in Between

Song of the Firefly

Sounds Like Techno

Speak

Spin

Spokane

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and...Spring

Stander

Strangers

Super Size Me

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Take My Eyes

Talking with Angels

Tarnation

Teratoma

That Day

The 100 Lovers of Jesus Reynolds

The Basque Ball: Skin Against Stone

The Best Thief in the World

The Big Durian

The Butterfly Effect

The Clearing (a work in progress)

The Cold Ones

The Corporation

The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing

The Dock

The Dreamers

The Fight

The Five Obstructions

The Hunting of the President

The Land Has Eyes

The M Word

The Machinist

The Meaning of the Buffalo

The Missing

The Missing Half

The Motorcycle Diaries

The Pact

The Park

The Principles of Lust

The Return

The Saddest Music in the World

The School

The Shirt

The Vest

The Woodsman

The Yes Men

Three Step Dancing

Thunder Perfect Mind

Tiga e le Iloa

Tiptoes

Tomo

Touch Me Now

Touch of Pink

Tracing the Decay of Fiction

Trauma

TriggerStreet.com

Turn Around

Twins

Two Cars, One Night

Until the Violence Stops

WAR

Water

We Don't Live Here Anymore

We Todd Did

Welcome to Life

Well-tempered heads

Wet Dreams and False Images

What Sebastian Dreamt

When the Storm Came

Who's Your Daddy?

Word Wars

Wrong Number Phone Message

Zatoichi

  
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