Awards were passed out in Park City, Utah, last night as the Sundance Film Festival wound to an end. Several women directors and screenwriters walked away with major awards for what looked to be some incredible films. Here is the list below of the female award winners. (To see who won in the shorts category, click here.)
U.S. Dramatic Directing Award for Afternoon Delight
Soloway brought her short film Una Hora Por Favora to Sundance in 2012.
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for In a World...
Bell also served as one of the film's four producers.
Interview with Lake Bell:
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for American Promise
World Cinema Documentary Audience Award for The Square (Al Midan)
Noujaim is also the director of the brilliant documentary film Control Room which screened at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
Sundance page about the film
Co-writer of Circles, which was awarded the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize - Documentary for A River Changes Course
This film is Mam's directorial debut. She is also a cinematographer and was one of two cinematographers on the documentary film Inside Job which screened at Sundance in 2010.
World Cinema Documentary Directing Award for The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear
Gurchiani's documentary was acquired early on during this year's festival by Icarus Films for North American distribution.