The Grand Jury Prize for US Dramatic went to The Miseducation of Cameron Post, directed by Desiree Akhavan, which relates the story of a group of Christian teenagers at a gay conversion therapy centre. The Documentary Grand Jury Prize went to Kailash, directed by Derek Doneen, which charts Kailash Satyarthi's efforts to end child slavery in India.
In the World Competitions, Talal Derki's Of Fathers and Sons - about children in a Syrian Islamist household took home the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, while Turkish film Butterflies, directed by Tolga Karaçelik, which tells the story of siblings don't know each other preparing to bury their father.
"From the beginning, the purpose of the Sundance Film Festival has been to support artists and their stories," said Sundance Institute President and founder Robert Redford, "and this year, our mission seemed especially relevant. Supporting independent voices, and listening to the stories they tell, has never been more necessary."
"The scope and scale of this year's Festival - films, events, conversations -were invigorating," said Keri Putnam, the Institute's Executive Director. "I can't wait to see how our incredible community will leverage these ten days of connection and inspiration to make art and change in the coming year."
“This Festival has been extraordinary," said John Cooper, Sundance Film Festival Director. "It’s been a pleasure to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these artists, and to see their work charm, challenge and galvanize its first audiences.”
The full list of winners is below:
US DRAMATIC COMPETITION
Grand Jury Prize: The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan
Audience Award: Burden, Andrew Heckler
Directing: Sara Colangelo, The Kindergarten Teacher
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Christina Choe, Nancy
Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature: Reinaldo Marcus Green, Monsters and Men
Special Jury Award for Excellence in Filmmaking: I Think We’re Alone Now, Reed Morano
Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting: Benjamin Dickey, Blaze (Dir: Ethan Hawke)
US DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Grand Jury Prize: Kailash, Derek Doneen
Directing: Alexandria Bombach, On Her Shoulders
Audience Award: The Sentence, Rudy Valdez
Special Jury Award for Social Impact: Crime + Punishment, Stephen Maing
Special Jury Award for Creative Vision: Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross
Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking: Minding The Gap, Bing Liu
Special Jury Award for Storytelling: Three Identical Strangers, Tim Wardle
WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION
Grand Jury Prize: Butterflies, Tolga Karaçelik
Audience Award: The Guilty, Gustav Möller
Directing Award: Ísold Uggadóttir, And Breathe Normally
Special Jury Award for Acting: Valeria Bertuccelli, The Queen of Fear (Dir: Valeria Bertuccelli, Fabiana Tiscornia)
Special Jury Award for Screenwriting: Julio Chavezmontes and Sebastián Hofmann, Time Share
Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting: Dead Pigs (Dir: Cathy Yan)
WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Grand Jury Prize: Of Fathers and Sons, Talal Derki
Audience Award: This Is Home, Alexandra Shiva
Directing Award: Sandi Tan, Shirkers
Special Jury Award: Steven Loveridge, Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
Special Jury Award for Cinematography: Maxim Arbugaev, Peter Indergand Genesis 2.0
Special Jury Award for Editing: Maxim Pozdorovkin & Matvey Kulakov, Our New President
The inaugural Festival Favourite Award, selected by audience votes from the 123 feature films screened at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, was won by Science Fair, which screened in the Kids section of the festival.
NEXT Audience Award: Search, Aneesh Chaganty
NEXT Innovator Award: Night Comes On and We the Animals
Alfred P Sloan Feature Film Prize: Search
Sundance Institute NHK Award: Remi Weekes, His House
Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Awards: Katy Chevingy and Marilyn Ness (Dark Money) and Sev Ohanian (Search)
Sundance Open Borders Fellowship Presented by Netflix: Talal Derki (Of Fathers and Sons) and Chaitanya Tamhane (Untitled, India) and Tatiana Huezo (Night on Fire)
SHORT FILM AWARDS: Jury prizes and honorable mentions in short filmmaking were presented at a ceremony in Park City on January 23. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize was awarded to: Matria / Spain (Director and screenwriter: Director and screenwriter: Álvaro Gago). The Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction was presented to: Hair Wolf /US (Director and screenwriter: Director and screenwriter: Mariama Diallo). The Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction was presented to: Would You Look at Her / Macedonia (Director and screenwriter: Goran Stolevski). The Short Film Jury Award: Nonfiction was presented to: The Trader (Sovdagari) / Georgia (Director: Tamta Gabrichidze). The Short Film Jury Award: Animation was presented to: GLUCOSE / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeron Braxton). Three Special Jury Awards without designation were presented to: Emergency / U.S.A. (Director: Carey Williams, Screenwriter: K.D. Dávila), Fauve / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Jérémy Comte) and For Nonna Anna / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Luis De Filippis).