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A good year for festival hits, one film that certainly made it big on the world stage after premiering at Sundance 2006, was Little Miss Sunshine. Of the homegrown films Quinceañera - about Latino kids coming of age in LA - took home the Grand Jury Dramatic Prize, while Sudanese documentary God Grew Tired Of Us, won the Grand Jury Documentary Prize, they also scooped both domestic Audience Awards.
Winners of the International competitions were sinister noir Tzameti (Dramatic) and Mexican documentary focussing on freeway builders In The Pit (Documentary). Audience Awards went to De Nadie - a documentary focussing on Mexican migration to the US - and No.2 - about a matriarch organising a family feast at which to announce her successor.
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- Independent Feature Film Competition: Documentary
- Independent Feature Film Competition: Dramatic
- Park City At Midnight
- Sundance Collection
- World Cinema Competition: Documentary
- World Cinema Competition: Dramatic
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A dysfunctional family's road trip to a beauty pageant.
Portrait of the drinker as an artist.
Documentary about "the greatest voice you never heard".
Comedy kicks in the life of a tae kwon do teacher.
An infernal Groundhog Day as a student seems destined to relive the day of her murder.
A young man kills himself and awakens in a land where everything is "just a little bit worse".
An unlikely trio head for Florida in search of paradise.
Sexual awakening of a teenager who tries to engage with the object of his affections by posing as a woman on the phone.
An assassin hunts a child-kidnapper.
An insurance investigator probes the suspicious death of a conman whose sister and dodgy hubby inherit $1million after his demise.
Sundance Film Festival Features
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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