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Sundance Film Festival 2011 - Award Winning Documentaries

Documentaries Winning Sundance Awards in U.S. and World Cinema Competitions

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The Sundance Film Festival presented juried and audience awards to documentaries in it U.S. and World Cinema Competitions on January 29, 2011, at a ceremony in Park City, Utah.

The 2010 Sundance nonfiction film award winners are:

U.S. Documentaries Competition:
  • Grand Jury Prize: How To Die In Oregon - Directed by Peter D. Richardson - With tremendous empathy, the film illuminates the power of death with dignity by following the lives of terminally ill patients in Oregon, the first state to legalize (in 1994) physician-assisted suicide.
  • Directing Award, U.S. Documentary: Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles - Directed by Jon Foy
  • Editing Award, U.S. Documentary: If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front - Marshall Curry (Director/Editor) and Mark Hamachek (Writer/Editor)
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award, U.S. Documentary: The Redemption of General Butt Naked - Ryan Hill (Co-producer/Cinematographer) and Ryan Lobo (Co-producer/Photographer)
  • Special Jury Prize U.S. Documentary: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey - Directed by Constance Marks
  • Audience Award, U.S. Documentaries: Buck - Directed by Cindy Meehl

World Cinema Documentary Compoetition:

  • World Cinema Jury Award, Documentary : Hell and Back Again - Directed by Danfung Dennis
  • World Cinema Directing Award, Documentary: Project Nim - Directed by James Marsh
  • World Cinema Editing Award, Documentary: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 - Hanna Lejonqvist and Göran Olsson, editors
  • World Cinema Cinematography Award, Documentary: Hell and Back Again - Danfung Dennis, Cinematographer
  • World Cinema Special Jury Prize, Documentary: Position Among The Stars - Directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich
  • World Cinema Documentary Audience Award: Senna - Directed by Asif Kapadia

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