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Sundance award winners announced

Project Nim, To Hell and Back, How to Die in Oregon among the doc winners.
January 31, 2011

Winners of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards were announced Saturday night. Here’s a rundown of the non-fiction honorees:

Winner of the World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Documentary Film: 

Position among the Stars (Stand van de Sterren), directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich (Netherlands)

Winner of the World Cinema Cinematography Award for Documentary Filmmaking:

Hell and Back Again, cinematography by Danfung Dennis (U.S.A./U.K.)

Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Editing Award:

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, edited by Goran Hugo Olsson and Hanna Lejonqvist, and directed by Goran Hugo Olsson. (Sweden/U.S.A.)

Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award: 

Project Nim, directed by James Marsh (U.K.)

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in Documentary:Hell and Back Again, directed by Danfung Dennis (U.K./U.S.A.)

Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award for Documentary Film:

Senna, directed by Asif Kapadia (U.K.)

Winner of the U.S. Documentary Competition Audience Award, presented by Acura:

Buck, directed by Cindy Meehl.

Winner of the Special Jury Prize, U.S. Documentary Competition:

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, directed by Constance Marks

Winner of the U.S. Documentary Competition Directing Award:

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, directed by Jon Foy

Winner of the U.S. Documentary Competition Grand Jury Prize:

How to Die in Oregon, directed by Peter D. Richardson

Winner of the Excellence in Cinematography Award, U.S. Documentary Competition:

The Redemption of General Butt Naked, cinematography by Eric Strauss, Ryan Hill and Peter Hutchens.

Winner of the U.S. Documentary Editing Award:

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, edited by Matthew Hamachek and Marshall Curry.

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