2016 Sundance Film Festival

  • Awards
  • Credits
  • Panels
  • Projects


Embrace of the Serpent

Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

First Girl I Loved

Audience Award: NEXT

Jim: The James Foley Story

Audience Award: U.S. Documentary

The Birth of a Nation

Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic


Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary

Between Sea and Land

Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic

Life, Animated

Directing Award: U.S. Documentary

Swiss Army Man

Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic

All These Sleepless Nights

Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary


Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic


Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Documentary

The Birth of a Nation

Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic


Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary

Sand Storm

Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Dramatic

Thunder Road

Short Film Grand Jury Prize


Short Film Jury Award: Animation


Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction

Bacon & God's Wrath

Short Film Jury Award: Nonfiction

The Procedure

Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction


Short Film Special Jury Award for Best Direction

Her Friend Adam

Short Film Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance


U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing


U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking

The Bad Kids

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Vérité Filmmaking

Kate Plays Christine

U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Writing

As You Are

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award

Spa Night

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance

Morris from America

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Individual Performance

The Intervention

U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Individual Performance

Morris from America

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic

The Land of the Enlightened

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography

When Two Worlds Collide

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Debut Feature

We Are X

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Editing

Between Sea and Land

World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting

Mi Amiga del Parque

World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenwriting

The Lure

World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Unique Vision and Design

Simon Kilmurry

Documentary Competition Juror

Jill Lepore

Documentary Competition Juror

Shola Lynch

Documentary Competition Juror

Louie Psihoyos

Documentary Competition Juror

Amy Ziering

Documentary Competition Juror

Mark Adams

Dramatic Competition Juror

Lena Dunham

Dramatic Competition Juror

Jon Hamm

Dramatic Competition Juror

Franklin Leonard

Dramatic Competition Juror

Randall Poster

World Dramatic Competition Juror

Fernanda Solorzano

World Dramatic Competition Juror

Mila Aung-Thwin

World Documentary Competition Juror

Tine Fischer

World Documentary Competition Juror

Keegan Michael Key

Short Film Competition Juror

Gina Kwon

Short Film Competition Juror

Amy Nicholson

Short Film Competition Juror

Kerry Bishe

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Mike Cahill

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Shane Carruth

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Clifford Johnson

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

Ting Wu

Alfred P. Sloan Prize Juror

A New Deal?

Adapting Genres to Virtual Reality

Afternoon Base Camp Sessions

Art of Music Supervision: Show & Tell with Randall Poster

Behind the Scenes: The Art of Casting

BMI Snowball

Celebration of Music in Film

Cinema Café with Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Joe Passarelli

Cinema Café with D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

Cinema Café with Keegan-Michael Key and Natasha Lyonne

Cinema Café with Melanie Lynskey and Imogen Poots

Cinema Café: TimesTalks with Chelsea Handler and Morgan Spurlock

Cinema Café: TimesTalks with John Krasinski and Thomas Middleditch

Cinema Café: TimesTalks with Lena Dunham and Norman Lear

Cinema Café: TimesTalks with Rebecca Hall and Michael Shannon

Cinema Café: TimesTalks with Werner Herzog and Joshua Oppenheimer

Cinema Diaconate Performance Event

Dazed and Confused with live commentary by Richard Linklater and Jason Reitman

Editing Insights from Hail, Caesar! and Deadpool

Faith & Film: Art, Money and Message

Festival Base Camp Kickoff Concert with We Are X Film Event

Film Church

Film, Finance and Philanthropy – In Pursuit of the Greater Good

Fox Audience Strategy: Cultural Instigators

Free Form

Fuckkkyouuu Short Film Release Party

Google Cardboard

Gun Violence in America

Hacking Your Senses

How to Save the World

How to VR- The VR Player

IHEARTCOMIX x Antibirth Closing Night Festival Base Camp Event Presented by Canada Goose

Immersive Journalism

Latino Reel at Sundance - Filmmakers and Storytellers.


Power of Story: Evolution of Storytelling

Power of Story: The Art of Film

Song Exploder Live with KT Tunstall

Sundance ASCAP Music Café Jan 22

Sundance ASCAP Music Café Jan 23

Sundance ASCAP Music Café Jan 24

Sundance ASCAP Music Café Jan 25

Sundance ASCAP Music Café Jan 26

Sundance ASCAP Music Café Jan 27

Sundance ASCAP Music Café Jan 28

Sundance ASCAP Music Café Jan 29

SundanceTV HQ Panels

Telling the Story of What Works: Can a Focus on Solutions Help Bridge Political Divides in America?

The Art of Getting Science Right

The Artist Is Present

The Future of Screens: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and the Potential for Stories

The Newest Wave: Queer Cinema Now

The Path to Public Media: Development, Diversity & Digital

This Is Not a Panel

VR Bar

You've Made It to the Sundance Film Festival: What's Next?





6x9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement

A Coat Made Dark

A Flag Without a Country

A Good Wife

A History of Cuban Dance

A Reasonable Request

A Woman and Her Car

Abendland (Hours, Years, Aeons)

Across the Line


Agnus Dei

Ali & Nino

All These Sleepless Nights

American Epic

Another Kind of Girl


As You Are


Audrie & Daisy

Author: The JT LeRoy Story

Bacon & God's Wrath

Becoming Mike Nichols

Behind the Scenes of Anomalisa



Beneath the Embers (Bajo las Brasas)

Between Sea and Land

Bob Dylan Hates Me


Brahman Naman


Captain Fantastic

Cardboard Crash

Carnage Park

Catching Up

Cemetery of Splendor

Certain Women


Chelsea Does


City of Hope

Click Effect


Complete Unknown

Condition One

Dark Night

Deer Flower


Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman's Family




Double Conscience

Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Eddie the Eagle


Embrace of the Serpent

Emperor of Time



Escape Pod

fabulous wonder.land


Film Hawk

First Girl I Loved

Flower of a Thousand Colours

Frank & Lola






Green Room

Halal Love (and Sex)

Hard World for Small Things

Her Friend Adam

Holy Hell

Hooligan Sparrow

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change

How to Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps

How To Tell You're A Douchebag

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

I Am Yup'ik

In the Eyes of the Animal


Inextinguishable Fire

Irrational Exuberance

It's Not You

Jáaji Approx.

Jacqueline (Argentine)

Jim: The James Foley Story

Job Simulator

Join the Club



Kate Plays Christine




Land of Mine

Land Tides (Marea de Tierra)

Life Smartphone

Life, Animated

Limbo Limbo Travel

Little Gangster

Little Men

LO AND BEHOLD Reveries of the Connected World

Love & Friendship


Maggie's Plan



Manchester By The Sea


Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Maya Angelou And Still I Rise

MeTube 2: August sings Carmina Burana

Mi Amiga del Parque

Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall

Miles Ahead

Mining Poems or Odes


Morris from America

Mr. Pig

Much Ado About Nothing


Nomads: Maasai

Nomads: Sea Gypsies

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness - Into Darkness

Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper


O.J.: Made in America

Operation Avalanche

Other People

Outlaws and Angels



Peace in the Valley


Perspective, Chapter 2: The Misdemeanor

Plaza de la Soledad

Pleasure. Love.

Pombo Loves You

Queen Rose Family (da Stories)


Rate Me

Real Virtuality: Immersive Explorers


Richard Linklater - dream is destiny

River of Grass

Roast Battle

Sand Storm




Sing Street

Sisters: A Mobile VR Ghost Story

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang



So Good to See You




Sophie and the Rising Sun

Southside With You

Spa Night

Speaking Is Difficult




Swimming in Your Skin Again

Swiss Army Man




The Abbot's Book

The Bad Kids

The Birth of a Nation

The Blackout Experiments

The Chickening

The Eagle Huntress

The Eyes of My Mother

The Fits

The Free World

The Fundamentals of Caring

The Girlfriend Experience

The Grandfather Drum

The Greasy Strangler

The Hollars

The Holo-Cinema

The Illinois Parables

The Intervention

The Itching

The Land

The Land of the Enlightened

The Leviathan Project

The Lobster

The Lovers and the Despot

The Lure

The Martian VR Experience

The New Yorker Presents

The Pound Hole

The Procedure

The Puppet Man

The Rose and I

The Saint of Dry Creek

The Send-Off

The Settlers

The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere

The Skinny

The Treachery of Sanctuary

The Unknown Photographer

theBlu: Encounter

Thunder Road


Too Legit


Trash Fire


Uncle Howard

Under the Gun

Under the Shadow

United Shades of America

Unlocking the Cage

Verbatim: The Ferguson Case

Viens! (Come!)



Walden, a Game

Walking and Talking


Waves '98

Waves of Grace

We Are X


When Two Worlds Collide

White Girl



Yoga Hosers


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