Article Updated: 4:19 pm 27 January 2013
Econintersect: The Robert Reich – Jacob Kornbluth film about the causes and consequences of the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) took home one of 34 top awards from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Utah at Saturday night’s (16 January 2013) award ceremonies. Inequality for All took an award for achievement in film making (U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking). The top award for documentary films went to Blood Brother, a film about HIV/AIDS children in India and the work of a young American there.
The top award for foreign documentary films went to A River Changes Course, a film depicting the lives of three families along the various regions of the Tonile Sap River in Cambodia.
GEI News reported twice on Inequality for All when it was greeted with wide acclaim at its debut at Sundance on January 19. At the awards ceremony it was one of 13 documentary films recognized with a top award.
The top awards for the 2013 festival went to Fruitvale (U.S. Grand Jury Prize, dramatic and Audience Award, U.S. dramatic) and Blood Brother (U.S. Grand Jury Prize, documentary and Audience Award, U.S. documentary). Fruitvale and Blood Brother were the only two films to garner more than one award. Fruitvale is a drama based on a 2009 convenience store shooting by police in the town of the same name in the bay area of California.
There were more than 9,000 films submitted to the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and 200 finalists. Of the 200, 32 took home top awards.
Here is the list of the 13 documentary films receiving awards:
- Blood Brother: U.S. Grand Jury Prize
- Blood Brother: Audience Award
- Cutie and the Boxer: Directing Award
- Dirty Wars: Cinematography Award
- Inequality for All: Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking
- American Promise: Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking
- Gideon’s Army: Editing Award
World Cinema Documentary
- A River Changes Course: Grand Jury Prize
- The Square: Audience Award
- The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear: Directing Award
- Who Is Dayani Cristal?: Cinematography Award
- Pussy Riot — A Punk Prayer: Special Jury Award for Punk Spirit
- The Summit: Editing Award
- Skinningrove: Jury Award, non-fiction
- ‘Fruitvale,’ ‘Blood Brother’ win Sundance Awards (Bryan Alexander, USA Today, 25 January 2013)
- ‘Fruitvale,’ Drama With Little Advance Buzz, Wins at Sundance (Brooks Barnes, The New York Times, 27 January 2013)
- A River Changes Course (Dennis Harvey, Variety, 25 January 2013)
- Movie Premier: Inequality for All (GEI News, 19 January 2013)
- Inequality for All: Waiting for the Bad Reviews (GEI News, 20 January 2013)