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Sundance Film Festival 2011 - Award Winning Documentaries

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


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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