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The 2015 Sundance Film Festival took place from January 22 to February 1, 2015.[1] What Happened, Miss Simone?, a biographical documentary film about American singer Nina Simone, opened the festival.[2] Comedy-drama film Grandma, directed by Paul Weitz, served as the closing night film.[3]

2015 Sundance Film Festival
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Festival poster
Opening filmWhat Happened, Miss Simone?
Closing filmGrandma
LocationPark City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah
Hosted bySundance Institute
Festival dateJanuary 22 to February 1, 2015
LanguageEnglish
Websitesundance.org/festival

AwardsEdit

The awards ceremony was held on January 30, 2015 at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse in Park City, Utah.[4] The ceremony was hosted by comedian Tig Notaro.[5][6]

Additional awards were presented at separate ceremonies.[7][8] The Shorts Awards were presented January 28, 2015 at the ceremony in Park City, Utah.[9][10]

  • Short Film Grand Jury Prize – World of Tomorrow
  • Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction – SMILF
  • Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction – Oh Lucy!
  • Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction – The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul
  • Short Film Jury Award: Animation – Storm hits jacket
  • Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting – Back Alley
  • Short Film Special Jury Award for Visual Poetry – Object
  • Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Awards – Haifaa al-Mansour for Be Safe I Love You, K'naan for The Poet, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy for Luxembourg, Oskar Sulowski for Rosebuds.
  • Sundance Institute/NHK Filmmaker Award – Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre for Mustang.
  • 2015 Red Crown Producer’s Award – Stephanie Langhoff for The Bronze.

JuriesEdit

Jury members, for each program of the festival, including the Alfred P. Sloan Jury, which also took part in the Science in Film Forum Panel, were announced on December 18, 2014.[11][12] Presenters of awards are followed by asterisks:[13][14]

Others who presented awards included Adam Scott, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Corrigan, Patrick Fugit and Trevor Groth.[13]

FilmsEdit

For a full list of films appeared at the festival, see List of films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Festival theatersEdit

The number of seats available at the festival theaters, where films were shown is listed below:[15]

Park City

  • Eccles Theatre – 1,270 seats
  • Egyptian Theatre – 282 seats
  • Holiday Village Cinema 4 – 162 seats
  • Library Center Theatre – 486 seats
  • The MARC Theatre – 550 seats
  • Prospector Square Theatre – 324 seats
  • Redstone Cinema 1 – 188 seats
  • Redstone Cinema 2 – 175 seats
  • Redstone Cinema 7 – 176 seats
  • Temple Theatre – 840 seats
  • Yarrow Hotel Theatre – 295 seats

Salt Lake City

Sundance Resort

  • Sundance Resort Screening Room – 164 seats

Ogden

AcquisitionsEdit

Acquisitions at the festival included the following:[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 Sundance Film Festival". Sundance. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Baig, Nishat (January 27, 2015). ""What Happened, Miss Simone?" Opens The 2015 Sundance Film Festival". The Northstar Group. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  3. ^ "Sundance Fest's closing-night film, 'Grandma,' a heartfelt comic showcase for Lily Tomlin". Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  4. ^ Umstead, Ben (January 31, 2015). "Sundance 2015 Award Winners". Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "Comedian Tig Notaro Is Star of Sundance Doc, Host of Awards". Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "Here Are Your 2015 Sundance Film Festival Winners". Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  7. ^ "Sundance Institute and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award" (PDF). Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  8. ^ "2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FEATURE FILM AWARDS". Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  9. ^ "'World Of Tomorrow' Wins Sundance Short Film Grand Jury Prize". Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  10. ^ "2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SHORT FILM AWARDS". Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  11. ^ "Sundance Announces 2015 Jurors: Cary Fukunaga, Winona Ryder, Edgar Wright and More". Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  12. ^ "SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES JURY MEMBERS FOR 2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL; TIG NOTARO TO HOST CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS CEREMONY". Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  13. ^ a b "2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL LIVE AWARDS UPDATES". Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  14. ^ "2015 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FEATURE FILM AWARD WINNERS". Archived from the original on February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  15. ^ "Film Festival Timetables" (PDF). sundance.org. 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  16. ^ "Movies Sold at Sundance 2015: A Complete & Updated Guide". Retrieved February 16, 2015.

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