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2017 Sundance Film Festival Awards

Monday, Jan 30, 2017

Congratulations to the following alumni who received awards at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival!

U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
Dina
Dan Sickles '10 (BFA, Drama), director

The Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic, Presented by Acura
Crown Heights
Matt Ruskin '02 (BFA, Film & TV), writer/director

A U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking
STEP
Amanda Lipitz '02 (BFA, Drama), director

A World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenplay
Pop Aye
Kirsten Tan (MFA, Film), writer/director

And bravo to the following alumni whose talents contributed to their films' recognition by the Festival:

The Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic, Presented by Acura
Crown Heights
Cherelle Cargill '97 (BFA, Acting), Diane Cardwell (cast)
Ari Issler '01 (BFA, Film & TV), co-producer/a camera operator/additional cinematography
Ben Kutchins '00 (BFA, Film & TV), cinematographer
Paul Greenhouse '01 (BFA, Film & TV), editor

The Audience Award: U.S. Documentary, Presented by Acura
Chasing Coral
Stacey Piculell '08 (MA, GSAS/Cinema Studies), producer, Exposure Labs

The Audience Award: NEXT, Presented by Adobe

Gook
Anna Yates '13 (MFA, Theatre Design), Older Customer (cast)

A U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Storytelling

Strong Island
Esther Robinson '92 (BFA, Film & TV), producer

A World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Commanding Vision
Motherland
Clarissa De Los Reyes '11 (MFA, Film), cinematographer