On Friday, January 27th, the 2023 Sundance Film Festival winners were announced via Twitter and Instagram as well as in person. Among the winners were five client projects.
A Thousand and One
The U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic was presented to A.V. Rockwell for “A Thousand and One.”
From the Festival: “Never have I seen a life so similar to my own rendered with such nuance and tenderness. I walked out of the theater and wept in front of people I barely know because this film reached into my gut and pulled from it every emotion I’ve learned to mask in these spaces. As a jury we know how impossible it is to make work that is real, full of pain, and fearless in its rigorous commitment to emotional truth born of oppressive circumstances.”
The Persian Version
The Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic, Presented by Acura was awarded to “The Persian Version” and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic was presented to Maryam Keshavarz for “The Persian Version.”
From the Festival: “We were impressed by the craft of this screenplay that wove together the lives of a fractured family over multiple generations with humor, candor, affection, and verve before surprising us all with the revelation of a family secret that healed past wounds.”
The Accidental Getaway Driver
The Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic was presented to Sing J. Lee for “The Accidental Getaway Driver.”
From the Festival: “The jury was bowled over by this director’s singular vision that merged the grit of a Western crime film and the poetic imagery of Asian New Wave. This hybridized approach revealed the complexities of existing between cultures and evoked an enormous amount of empathy for its protagonist and the true story underneath it from this jury.”
A U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award: Creative Vision was presented to the creative team of “Magazine Dreams.”
From the Festival: “This immersive film’s relentless tension achieved through the rigorous marriage of light, camera movement, sound, and an overwhelming performance left us all disturbed, yet riveted. It will reverberate through audiences to much debate.”
The Starling Girl
The Sundance Institute | Amazon Studios Producers Award for Fiction went to Kara Durrett for “The Starling Girl" (U.S. Dramatic Competition).
Congratulations to A Thousand and One, The Persian Version, The Accidental Getaway Driver, Magazine Dreams, and The Starling Girl on their Sundance awards.
The Sundance Film Festival is the flagship event of the Sundance Institute. It is widely regarded as the largest American independent film festival. This was the first year the festival was held in person since 2020.
15 GreenSlate client projects were featured at this year’s festival. You can see all of the Sundance Film Festival winners here.
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