2015 Sundance Film Festival – Short Film Awards

2015 Sundance Film Festival – Short Film Awards. The short film “World of Tomorrow”  wins the 2015 Short Film Grand Jury Prize.

Sundance Institute announced today the jury prizes for 2015 Sundance Film Festival – Short Film Awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Park City, Utah. You can watch the ceremony on the Sundance YouTube Channel Here. This year’s Short Films included 60 short films selected from 8,061 submissions. The Short Film jurors are: K.K. Barrett, Alia Shawkat and Autumn de Wilde.

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival runs through February 1st. A complete list of films and events is available at sundance.org/festival. Short film award recipients will also be honored at the Festival’s feature film Awards Ceremony, hosted by Tig Notaro, on Saturday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. MT and live-streamed at sundance.org.

Other short film winners include “SMILF” taking the Short Film Jury Award for U.S. Fiction, while “Oh Lucy!” scored the Short Film Jury Award in the International Fiction category. The former tells the story of a young mother trying to balance her old single life with her new one, while the latter is about a middle-aged woman in Tokyo who dons a blonde wig and a new identity.

Here is the complete list of all the 2015 Sundance Film Festival – Short Film winners.

Short Film Grand Jury Prize
“World of Tomorrow” (U.S.A.) Director/screenwriter: Don Hertzfeldt — A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of the distant future.

Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction
“SMILF” (U.S.A.) Director/screenwriter: Frankie Shaw — A young single mother struggles to balance her old life of freedom with her new one as mom. It all comes to a head during one particular nap-time when Bridgette invites an old friend over for a visit.2015-sundance-short-smilf

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
“Oh Lucy!” (Japan, Singapore, U.S.A.) Director/screenwriter: Atsuko Hirayanagi — Setsuko, a 55-year-old single so-called office lady in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, Lucy, by her young unconventional English-language teacher. “Lucy” awakens desires in Setsuko she never knew existed.

Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction
“The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul” (Australia) Director: Kitty Green — Adorned in pink sequins, little girls from across a divided, war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of Olympic champion figure skater Oksana Baiul, whose tears of joy once united their troubled country.

Short Film Jury Award: Animation
“Storm hits jacket” (France) Director/screenwriter: Paul Cabon — A storm reaches the shores of Brittany. Nature goes crazy, two young scientists get caught up in the chaos. Espionage, romantic tension, and mysterious events clash with enthusiasm and randomness.

Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting
“Back Alley” (France) Director/screenwriter: Cécile Ducrocq — Suzanne, a prostitute for 15 years, has her turf, her regular johns, and her freedom. One day, however, young African prostitutes settle nearby, and she is threatened. 2015-sundance-short-backalley

Short Film Special Jury Award for Visual Poetry
“Object” (Poland) Director: Paulina Skibińska — A creative image of an underwater search in the dimensions of two worlds — ice desert and under water — told from the point of view of the rescue team, of the diver, and of the ordinary people waiting on the shore.

Stay tuned for more updates, winners and success stories from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on indiefilm.org.

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