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2022 Sundance Film Festival Reveals Award-winning AFI Projects

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival officially concluded Sunday, January 30. Despite pivoting to an online festival in light of the Omicron variant, the festival was marked by a new wave of innovative narrative and documentary storytelling, including cutting-edge debuts which tackled a variety of diverse and timely subjects such as political dissent (NAVALNY), racial bias (EMERGENCY) and reproductive health (CALL JANE).

The winners in the U.S. Dramatic, U.S. Documentary, World Dramatic and World Documentary competitions as well as the Next and the Short Film sidebars were announced to close out the festival, with the Audience Awards, Grand Jury and Special Jury Prizes also presented. Congratulations to the following AFI projects who were awarded honors at this year’s festival.

U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION

Grand Jury Prize: NANNY

-Jonathan Guggenheim (AFI Class of 1990), Production Designer

-Bill Benenson (AFI Class of 1975), Executive Producer

WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

Audience Award: THE TERRITORY

-Darren Aronofsky, (AFI Class of 1992), Executive Producer

Special Jury Award for Documentary Craft: THE TERRITORY

-Darren Aronofsky, (AFI Class of 1992), Executive Producer

OTHER AWARDS

NEXT Audience Award: FRAMING AGNES

-Aubree Bernier-Clarke (AFI DWW Class of 2013), Cinematographer

Festival Favorite Award: NAVALNY

-Diane Becker (AFI Class of 2006)

U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

Audience Award: NAVALNY

-Diane Becker (AFI Class of 2006)

SHORT FILMS AWARDS

Jury Award: International Fiction: WARSHA

-Shadi Chaaban (AFI Class of 2015), Cinematographer

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