The 2009 Sundance Film Festival was held during January 15, 2009 until January 25 in Park City, Utah. It was the 25th iteration of the
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Sundance Film Festival

Award winners

*Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - '' We Live in Public'' *Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - ''Precious (film), Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire'' *Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Dramatic - ''The Maid (La Nana)'' *Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary - ''Rough Aunties'' *Audience Award: Documentary - ''The Cove (film), The Cove'' *Audience Award: Dramatic - ''Precious (film), Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire'' *World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary - ''Afghan Star (film), Afghan Star'' *World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic - ''An Education'' *Documentary Directing Award - Natalia Almada for ''El General'' *Dramatic Directing Award - Cary Joji Fukunaga for ''Sin Nombre (2009 film), Sin Nombre'' *World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic - Oliver Hirschbiegel for ''Five Minutes of Heaven'' *World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary - Havana Marking for ''Afghan Star (film), Afghan Star'' *Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary - Bob Richman for ''The September Issue'' *Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic - Adriano Goldman for ''Sin Nombre'' *World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic - John De Borman for ''An Education'' *World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary - John Maringouin for ''Big River Man'' *Documentary Film Editing - Karen Schmeer for ''Sergio (2009 film), Sergio'' *World Cinema Documentary Editing Award - Janus Billeskov Jansen and Thomas Papapetros for ''Burma VJ'' *Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Dramatic - Nicholas Jasenovec and Charlyne Yi for ''Paper Heart (film), Paper Heart'' *World Cinema Screenwriting Award - Guy Hibbert for ''Five Minutes of Heaven'' *Special Jury Prize for Originality, World Cinema Drama - ''Louise-Michel'' *Special Jury Prize, World Cinema Documentary - ''Tibet in Song'' *Special Jury Prize for Acting, World Cinema - Catalina Saavedra for ''The Maid (La Nana)'' *Special Jury Prize, U.S. Documentary - ''Good Hair (film), Good Hair'' *Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Independence - ''Humpday'' *Special Jury Prize for Acting - Mo'Nique for ''Precious (film), Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire'' *Jury Prize, U.S. Short Filmmaking - ''Short Term 12'' *Jury Prize, International Short Filmmaking - ''Lies (2008 film), Lies'' *2009 Alfred P. Sloan Prize - ''Adam (2009 film), Adam''


Dramatic Jury *Virginia Madsen – (Actress: ''Sideways'', Number 23, The Rainmaker, David Lynch's Dune) *Scott McGehee – (Producer/Director/Writer: Uncertainty, The Deep End, Suture) *Maud Nadler – (Producer/HBO Films: Relative Values) *Mike White (scriptwriter), Mike White – (Writer/Director/Producer: Year Of The Dog) *Boaz Yakin – (Director/Writer/Producer: Fresh, ''Remember The Titans'', Hostel) Documentary Jury *Patrick Creadon – (Writer/Director/Director of Photography: ''Wordplay (film), Wordplay'', Writer/Director/Director of Photography: ''I.O.U.S.A.'') *Carl Deal – (Director/Producer: ''Trouble The Water'') *Andrea Meditch – (Executive Producer/Producer: ''Man on Wire'', ''In The Shadow Of The Moon'') *Sam Pollard – (Editor: ''When The Levees Broke'', ''Jungle Fever'', ''Mo' Better Blues'') *Marina Zenovich – (Director/Producer/Writer: ''Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired'') World Dramatic Jury *Colin Brown (film journalist), Colin Brown (New York) – (Editor: Screen International) *Christine Jeffs (New Zealand) – (Director/Writer: Rain, Stroke; Director: Sunshine Cleaning) *Vibeke Windelov (Denmark) – (Producer: Dogville, Breaking The Waves, Dancer In The Dark) World Documentary Jury *Gillian Armstrong (Australia) – (Director: Death Defying Acts, Oscar & Lucinda, Little Women) *Thom Powers (New York) – (Documentary Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival) *Hubert Sauper (France) – (Director/Producer: Darwin's Nightmare) Shorts Jury *Gerardo Naranjo – (Director/Writer/Producer: "I’m Gonna Explode" ( es, Voy a explotar), Malachance, Perro Negro) *Lou Taylor Pucci – (Actor: Thumbsucker) *Sharon Swart – (Reporter: Variety) Alfred P. Sloan Jury (Award presented to the writer and director of an outstanding feature film focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer, or mathematician as a major character) *Fran Bagenal – (Professor of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado) *Rodney Brooks – (Panasonic Professor of Robotics, MIT Computer Science & AI Lab) *Ray Gesteland – (Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah) *Jeffrey Nachmanoff – (Writer: The Day After Tomorrow; Writer/Director: Traitor) *Alex Rivera – (Director/Writer/Editor: Sleep Dealer)

See also

*List of films at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival


External links

Festival webpageYahoo Movies
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