The winners of the competition program of the festival of independent cinema «Sundance»

© Flickr / eelke dekkerКинопленка. Archive photoThe winners of the competition program of the festival of independent cinema «Sundance»© Flickr / eelke dekker

Movie désiré Akhavan «Wrong education of Cameron Post» (The Miseducation of Cameron Post) won the main prize of the festival of independent cinema «Sundance», the winner of competition on the world is Turkish drama «Butterfly».

Winners of the award, the organizers lasted a week in Utah, the festival announced on Sunday night. The film by American Director of Iranian origin Ikhwan won the Grand jury prize in the category «the best drama is made in the USA». The jury prize in the nomination «the best foreign dramatic film» won «Butterflies» (Butterflies) by Turkish Director Tolga Karacelik (Tolga Karaçelik).

The best in American documentary was the film Derek Donina «Kailash», which tells about the Indian human rights activist and fighter for children’s rights Kailash Satyarthi. The best in the world documentary jury recognized the film by the Syrian Director Talal Derki «Fathers and sons» (Of Fathers and Sons), is the result of more than two years living and filming in the family of radical Islamists in the controlled group «Islamic state» (IG banned in Russia) the region of Syria. Earlier in 2014, the documentary «Return to HOMS» also became the winner of the competition.

The audience award for best American film won the film of Andrew Heckler «Burden» (Burden), the best American documentary film version of the audience of the festival was «the Sentence» (The Sentence) Rudy Valdez, the audience award in the world cinema won the drama by Danish Director Gustav müller’s «Guilty» (The Guilty) and a documentary by Alexandra Shiva about the life of refugees «Home» (This Is Home).

«Sundance» presenting awards in over 30 categories, including for best Director. It is noteworthy that on the background of the ongoing U.S. campaign to support the rights of women in the film industry, all four Director’s awards (for fiction and documentary film to screen in the U.S. and abroad) won the women Directors: Isold Paboty (Isold Uggadottir) from Iceland with a picture of «just Breathe» (And Breathe Normally), a documentary filmmaker from Singapore, sandy Tan (Sandi Tan) for the «Shirkers» (Shirkers), also American Directors Alexandria Bomback (Alexandria Bombach) with the film «On her shoulders» and Sarah Colangelo (Sara Colangelo) for the drama «the kindergarten Teacher».

A documentary film by Russian Director Maxim Pozdorovkin «Our new President» won the special jury award for editing.

This year to participate in the festival were selected 121 feature film from 29 countries. Festival participants chose from 13.5 thousand applications, of which almost 4 thousand feature films. More than half of the authors of these films are foreign participants. For more than one hundred paintings showing at the festival was the premiere.

The festival «Sundance» (Sundance Film Festival) ─ one of the most influential shows of independent cinema in the United States. It was founded by the famous American actor and Director Robert Redford and named after Redford’s character in the cult Western «Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid». Every year, the screenings at the festival in Park city, salt lake city and Ogden visited by over 50 thousand people. The picture, which premiered at the festival, often set the tone for subsequent kinogoda.