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Turning its attention increasingly to short film - and announcing a mobile phone project - the daddy of all independent festivals goes from strength to strength. In 2007 122 feature films were selected including 82 world premieres, 24 North American premieres and 10 US premieres, representing 25 countries with nearly 60 first or second-time feature filmmakers.
The Grand Jury Prize Dramatic went to Padre Nuestro - concerning a Mexican immigrant in New York - while the Grand Jury Prize Documentary went to Manda Bala (Send A Bullet) - a documentary equating political corruption in Brazil with street-level violence in Rio. Triumphing in the World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary sections were Sweet Mud (Adama Meshugaat) - a drama about a boy taking care of his mentally ill mum in a Kibbutz - and Enemies Of Happiness (Vores Lykkes Fjender) - about the Afghanistani women redefining a country. Audience Awards went to Grace Is Gone, In The Shadow Of The Moon, Hear And Now and Once.
View Films by Strand:
- From The Sundance Collection
- Independent Feature Film Competition: Documentary
- Independent Feature Film Competition: Dramatic
- International Shorts: Animation
- International Shorts: Documentary
- International Shorts: Dramatic
- New Frontier
- Park City At Midnight
- Special Screenings
- US Short Films: Animation
- US Short Films: Documentary
- US Short Films: Dramatic
- World Cinema Competition: Documentary
- World Cinema Competition: Dramatic
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Alternative reality comedy thriller about a man who may or may not be a celebrity.
Three-part tale of horror sees a strange signal start to drive people crazy.
Zom-com sees a boy befriended by the family zombie... but trouble brews when he eats the neighbour.
Documentary triggered by a man's death by bestiality.
Filmmakers track down a Second World War pilot.
Guy meets Girl and makes beautiful - and Oscar-winning - music with her.
Documentary about a four-year-old who has sold $300,000 of paintings - but is she a genius or an exploited child?
The days leading up to the assassination of John Lennon.
A troubled teenager tries to prove herself through dance.
A documentarian follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he captures the effects of industrialisation in Asia.
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A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.
Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.
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