Fresh Roasted Festival: Sundance 2013 Award Winners
The culmination of the Sundance Film Festival is the Awards Ceremony which was hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt last evening. Over the course of the evening, the Sundance Institute announced the Jury, Audience, NEXT <=> and other special awards of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The films at our Festival this year truly reflect the unbridled passion, immense talent and diverse stories coming from the independent filmmaking community. I am confident that the awards presented this evening will fuel those films with special promise and that audiences will continue to champion the films they have discovered here.”
“The lively dialogue and genuine excitement sparked by the films over the past 10 days is sure to resonate as they further reach audiences in the weeks and months ahead,” commented Keri Putnam, Executive Director of Sundance Institute. “We congratulate and thank all of the filmmakers who shared their stories with us, and we look forward to continuing to support them.”
The competition juries, comprised of individuals from the worldwide film community with original and diverse points of view, select films from both the documentary and dramatic categories to receive a range of awards. Decided by Festivalgoers’ ballots, Audience Awards are bestowed upon films in each of the Festival’s four competition categories.
The list of all winners are below, along with the Awards Ceremony:
U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
Audience Award: U. S. Dramatic presented by Acura
Audience Award: U.S. Documentary presented by Acura
Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic
Audience Award: World Cinema: Documentary
Audience Award: Best of NEXT
Directing Award: U. S. Dramatic
Directing Award: U. S. Documentary
Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic
Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary
Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic
Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic
Cinematography Award: U. S. Documentary
Cinematography Award: World Cinema Dramatic
Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary
U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking
U. S. Documentary Special Jury award for Achievement in Filmmaking
U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting
Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley,The Spectacular Now
U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Sound Design
Shane Carruth & Johnny Marshall, Upstream Color
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Punk Spirit
Editing Award: U. S. Documentary
Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic
Screenwriting Award: World Cinema Dramatic
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize
Short Film Grand Jury Prize
Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction
Short Film Jury Award: Animation
Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting
Joel Nagle, Palimpsest
Short Film Special Jury Award
Kahlil Joseph, Until the Quiet Comes
Short Film Audience Award, Presented by YouTube
Found out today that Monterey Media acquired rights to our movie THIS IS MARTIN BONNER. So…expect to see this film in theaters this summer. Yay!! I have so many friends and family that want to see me in this film so now we can!!
Trailer Tuesdays: June 4, 2013
Trailers are usually the first step in getting an audience’s attention and building the momentum for many films - Far and away more profoundly and proficiently, trailers can help explain a film and package a film even better than word-of-mouth.
Fresh Roasted Films searching weekly for the best trailers that have been released in the past week to bring you, our dear readers the best of what’s to come on the horizon of Film, and unlike the blog that is devoted more to Independent fare, we don’t discriminate here at Trailer Tuesdays - we screen all and show all: Foreign, Domestic, Indie or Major Release - all are welcome. (As a side note, if you have a trailer you would like to be up for consideration, feel free to send it to Freshroastedfilms@gmail.com).
Welcome to Trailer Tuesdays!
=== A Field in England ===
A trailer for Kill List director Ben Wheatley’s latest film, A Field in England, has arrived offering the first footage we have ever seen since the project was announced.
Billed as “a psychedelic trip into magic and madness,” A Field in England follows a group of English Civil War soldiers in the 17th century who are captured by an alchemist and led into a vast mushroom field, where they fall victim to violent and nightmarish forces.
A theatrical and VOD release is planned for 2013. Drafthouse Films will distribute.
==== This Is Martin Bonner (2013 Sundance Film Fest Next Winner)====
Chad Hartigan‘s Sundance entry, This Is Martin Bonner, quietly snuck up on audiences this past January, with the character-driven tale eventually picking up the Audience Award for the Best of NEXT section. Starring Paul Eenhoorn as the eponymous character, the film centers on Martin’s late-in-life transition from a full (but complicated) life on the East coast to a quiet and unassuming one in Reno. Bankrupt, Martin takes on his first job in two years – a volunteer gig that sees him helping newly released inmates transition back into normal life. In the course of his work, Martin makes an unexpected new friend in former prisoner Travis (Richmond Arquette), a relationship that is soon put to the test.
This Is Martin Bonner opens in limited release on June 28th, thanks to Monterey Media.
=== Maniac ====
Though there have been multiple trailers released for Franck Khalfoun‘s remake of Maniac, and we’ve even seen the first few minutes of the movie, this marks the first time the official US release gets some love.
On June 21 IFC Midnight will release the film, which stars Elijah Wood as a deranged killer whose point of view makes up most of the movie. They’ve now released a trailer and brand new poster. Check them out below.
==== The Act of Killing ===
I know no one who has emerged unscathed from The Act of Killing. The film might be one of the strangest ever made, as it forces men to confront their actions by recreating them in movie form. But these aren’t just any men — they’re guys like Anwar Congo who, as death squad leaders during the “Thirtieth of September Movement,” staged a coup d’etat in Indonesia in 1965, and then committed genocide through an anti-Communist purge.
Estimates of the death toll vary widely, from 80,000 to one million. By any standard, these are heinous crimes. ”War crimes are declared by the winners,” Anwar Congo says, before happily proclaiming “I’m the winner!”
Today Anwar and other death squad leaders have not been tried as criminals; rather, they hold positions of some social standing. The Act of Killing features their full cooperation. It invites the death squad leaders to recreate their actions as genre movies — westerns, musicals, and so on — and in so doing bring their past back to life. The trailer below shows you some of the effect, and even in this abbreviated form it is deeply chilling.
The Act of Killing hits limited theaters on July 19.
In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog Of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. Shaking audiences at the 2012 Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals, The Act of Killingis an unprecedented film and, according to the Los Angeles Times, “could well change how you view the documentary form.”
=== This is the End ===
Here’s the red-band TV spot:
This Is The End is out June 12.
When Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen head to James Franco‘s house for a party, they’re not surprised to see the likes of Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Aziz Ansari, Kevin Hart, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Rihanna and Emma Watson.What they are surprised about is when the apocalypse starts right outside their door and many of those friends meet their untimely deaths. That leaves six of the friends (Franco, Rogen, Hill, McBride, Robinson, Baruchel) in survival mode.
Here is a list of Sundance winners. We won “Audience Award :Best of NEXT - This Is Martin Bonner. Read about it here!!!