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The 2007 Sundance Film Festival ran from January 18 until January 28, 2007 in Park City, Utah with screenings in Salt Lake City, Utah and Ogden, Utah. It was the 23-rd iteration of the Sundance Film Festival.[3] The opening night film was Chicago 10;[1] the closing night film was Life Support.[2]

2007 Sundance Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmChicago 10[1]
Closing filmLife Support[2]
LocationPark City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah
Hosted bySundance Institute
No. of films122
Festival dateJanuary 18–28, 2007

3,287 feature films were submitted, of which 1,852 were U.S films (compared to 1,764 in 2006) and 1,435 were international films (vs. 1,384 in 2006). From these, 122 feature films were selected and include 82 world premieres, 24 North American premieres, and 10 U.S. premieres from 25 countries. The festival had films from almost 60 first or second-time feature filmmakers.[4][5]


For a full list of films appearing at the festival, see List of films at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Award winnersEdit

  • Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)
  • Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Padre Nuestro
  • Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Dramatic - Adama Meshuga'at (Sweet Mud)
  • Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary - Vores lykkes fjender (Enemies of Happiness)
  • Audience Award: Documentary - Hear and Now
  • Audience Award: Dramatic - Grace Is Gone
  • World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary - In the Shadow of the Moon
  • World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic - Once
  • Documentary Directing Award - Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine for War/Dance
  • Dramatic Directing Award - Jeffrey Blitz for Rocket Science
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary - Heloisa Passos for Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)
  • Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic - Benoit Debie for Joshua
  • Documentary Film Editing - Hibah Sherif Frisina, Charlton McMillan, and Michael Schweitzer for Nanking
  • Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Dramatic - James C. Strouse for Grace Is Gone
  • Special Jury Prize: Dramatic Performance - Jess Weixler in Teeth and Tamara Podemski in Four Sheets to the Wind
  • Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Chris Smith, director of The Pool
  • Special Jury Prize: Documentary - No End in Sight
  • Special Jury Prize: World Cinema Dramatic - L' Héritage (The Legacy)
  • Special Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary - Hot House
  • Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking - Everything Will Be OK
  • Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking - The Tube With a Hat
  • Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking - Death to the Tinman, The Fighting Cholitas, Men Understand Each Other Better (Mardha Hamdigar Ra Behtar Mifahmand), Motodrom, Spitfire 944, t.o.m.
  • Special Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking - Freeheld
  • 2007 Alfred P. Sloan Prize - Dark Matter[6]


The juries at the Sundance Film Festival are responsible for determining the Jury Prize winners in each category and to award Special Jury Prizes as they see fit.[1]

Jury, Independent Film Competition: DocumentaryEdit

Jury, Independent Film Competition: DramaticEdit

Dawn Hudson, Elvis Mitchell, Catherine Hardwicke, Pamela Martin, Sarah Polley, George C. Wolfe

Jury, World Cinema Competition: DocumentaryEdit

Jury, World Cinema Competition: DramaticEdit

Jury, Shorts CompetitionEdit

Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize JuryEdit

Festival TheatersEdit


  1. ^ a b "World premiere of Brett Morgen's documentary Chicago 10 to open 2007 Sundance Film Festival" (PDF). 2006-11-16. Retrieved 13 February 2008.
  2. ^ a b "2007 Sundance Film Festival announces films in the Premieres, Spectrum, New Frontier, Park City at Midnight and From the Sundance Follection Sections" (PDF). 2006-11-06. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 February 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Sundance Film Festival 2007 Film Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
  4. ^ "Sundance Film Festival Announces '07 Lineup". November 29, 2006. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
  5. ^ "2007 Sundance Film Festival Announces Independent Film and World Cinema Competitions" (PDF). November 29, 2006. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
  6. ^ "2007 Sundance Film Festival award winners". The Salt Lake Tribune. 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2007-01-28.

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