Samuel “Sam” Levinson is an American actor and director. He is the son of writer/director/actor Barry Levinson, he made his film debut in the 1992 film Toys, along with his brother Jack. He appeared in such films as Bandits and What Just Happened? as Carl. In 2009, he co-starred as Peter Thompson in Stoic, he won the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Waldo Salt screenwriting award for his directorial debut film, Another Happy Day. He co-wrote his father's 2017 TV movie The Wizard of Lies about Bernie Madoff. Sam Levinson on IMDb
Phase 4 Films
Phase 4 Films was a Canadian film distribution company based in Toronto. It had two branches in the United States: Los Angeles and Fort Mill, South Carolina, its subsidiary kaboom! Entertainment markets children's entertainment. Phase 4 Films traces its history to Telegenic, a family-oriented film distributor founded in 1996. Berry Meyerowitz purchased Telegenic in 2003 and renamed it Kaboom! Entertainment. In 2006, Peace Arch Entertainment Group, which merged with ContentFilm, purchased Kaboom!. Berry Meyerowtiz founded Phase 4 Films in April 2009 when he bought back their North American distribution business. In 2011, Phase 4 announced a new Canadian television venture alongside Take 5 Development. In 2012, they partnered with Kevin Smith's SModcast Pictures to distribute those films in the United States and Canada. In 2014, Phase 4 acquired ESI Distribution and signed distribution deals with The Criterion Collection and Shout! Factory. On June 2, 2014, Phase 4 Films was acquired by Entertainment One.
In 2013, Phase 4 picked up the Canadian animated feature The Legend of Sarila for distribution in the United States, renaming the film Frozen Land and drastically changing the logo to mimic that of Disney's Frozen. In late December 2013, Disney filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Phase 4 in California federal court, seeking an injunction against the continued distribution of Frozen Land in the United States. Disney alleged that less than three weeks prior to the release of its animated feature film Frozen, Phase 4 Films theatrically released The Legend of Sarila, which garnered "minimal box office revenues and received no significant attention." To trade off the success of Disney's animated film and "o enhance the commercial success of Sarila, the defendant redesigned the artwork, packaging and other promotional materials for its newly retitled film to mimic those used by for Frozen and related merchandise." While film titles cannot be trademarked by law, Disney cited a number of alleged similarities between the new Phase 4's Frozen Land logo and Disney's original one.
By late January 2014, the two companies had settled the case. Phase 4 was required to pay Disney $100,000 before 27 January 2014, make "all practicable efforts" to remove copies of Frozen Land from stores and online distributors before 3 March 2014. Phase 4 Films on IMDb Phase 4 Films on IMDb
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Siobhan Fallon Hogan is an American actress and comedian. She appeared in films such as Men in Black, Forrest Gump, The Negotiator, Daddy Day Care, Going in Style, The House That Jack Built. Fallon was born in Syracuse, New York, United States, the daughter of Jane and William J. Fallon, an attorney, she was raised Catholic, is of Irish descent. She graduated from Le Moyne College in 1983, she made her television debut in an episode of The Golden Girls in 1990. She appeared in 20 episodes on Saturday Night Live from 1991 to 1992, she appeared in three episodes of Seinfeld as Elaine Benes' annoying roommate Tina. Thereafter, she began to appear in feature films. In 2000, she shared the screen with Bjork in Dancer in the Dark by Lars von Trier, as her character's sympathetic jail guard on death row, she is featured on the soundtrack Selmasongs by Bjork, dueting on the track 107 steps. In 2003, she appeared as Mrs. Yelnats in the film Holes with Shia LaBeouf, she appeared in New in Town, released on January 30, 2009, with Renée Zellweger and Harry Connick, Jr. Siobhan Fallon is a member of the Atlantic Theater Company.
She had been a resident of Middletown Township, New Jersey and has a summer home in Cazenovia, New York, a town outside Syracuse, where she grew up. A resident of Rumson, New Jersey, Fallon is married to commodities trader Peter Hogan and they have three children: Bernadette and Sinead. Fallon was the speaker at the 2003 Cazenovia High School commencement. 1989-1991 The Unnaturals 1990 The Golden Girls as Abby Wolfe 1991 Baby Talk 1991 Babes 1991–1992 Saturday Night Live 1991–1994 Seinfeld 1994 Only You as Leslie 1994 Forrest Gump as Dorothy Harris 1994 The Paper as Lisa 1994 Greedy as Tina 1995 Jury Duty as Heather 1996 Good Money as Siobhan 1996 Striptease as Rita Grant 1997 Men in Black as Beatrice 1997 Feds 1997 Fools Rush In as Lanie 1997 Nick and Jane as Julie 1998 The Negotiator as Maggie 1998 A Cool, Dry Place as Charlotte 1998 Krippendorf's Tribe as Lori 2000 Third Watch 2000 Dancer in the Dark as Brenda 2000 The Photographer as Crazy lady 2000 Boiler Room as Michelle, Harry's supervisor 2000–2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 Rain as bartender 2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen? as Edwina 2002 Big Trouble as Fly By Air ticket agent 2003 Holes as Mrs. Yelnats 2003 Daddy Day Care as Peggy 2003 Dogville as Martha 2004 Rescue Me as Phyllis Shea 2005 Fever Pitch as Lana 2006 I'll Believe You as Larry Jean 2006 Charlotte's Web as Mrs. Zuckerman 2007 Funny Games as Betsy Thompson 2007 30 Rock 2008 Baby Mama as birthing teacher 2009 New in Town as Blanche Gunderson 2010 Sonny with a Chance as Bella 2010 The Bounty Hunter as Teresa 2010 The Secret Friend as Julie 2010 The Whole Truth 2010 Fred: The Movie as Hilda Figglehorn 2011 Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred as Hilda Figglehorn 2011 We Need to Talk About Kevin as Wanda 2011 Another Happy Day as Bonnie 2011 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You as Mrs. Beemer 2012 Fred: The Show as Hilda Figglehorn 2012 Fred 3: Camp Fred as Hilda Figglehorn 2015–2016 Wayward Pines as Arlene Moran 2017 Going in Style as Mitzi 2017 ‘’American Gods’’ as Airport Lady 2018 The House that Jack Built as Lady 2 Siobhan Fallon Hogan on IMDb Siobhan Fallon Hogan at AllMovie
Black comedy known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter, considered taboo subjects that are considered serious or painful to discuss. Comedians use it as a tool for exploring vulgar issues, thus provoking discomfort and serious thought as well as amusement in their audience. Popular themes of the genre include death and violence, disease, sexuality and barbarism. Black comedy differs from blue comedy which focuses more on crude topics such as nudity and bodily fluids. Although the two are interrelated, black comedy is different from straightforward obscenity in that it is more subtle and does not have the explicit intention of offending people. In obscene humor, much of the humorous element comes from shock and revulsion, while black comedy might include an element of irony, or fatalism. For example, an archetypal example of black comedy in the form of self-mutilation appears in the English novel Tristram Shandy. Tristram, five years old at the time, starts to urinate out of an open window for lack of a chamber pot.
The sash circumcises him. Literary critics have associated black comedy and black humor with authors as early as the ancient Greeks with Aristophanes. Whereas the term black comedy is a broad term covering humor relating to many serious subjects, gallows humor tends to be used more in relation to death, or situations that are reminiscent of dying. Black humor can be related to the grotesque genre; the term black humor was coined by the Surrealist theorist André Breton in 1935 while interpreting the writings of Jonathan Swift. Breton's preference was to identify some of Swift's writings as a subgenre of comedy and satire in which laughter arises from cynicism and skepticism relying on topics such as death. Breton coined the term for his book Anthology of Black Humor, in which he credited Jonathan Swift as the originator of black humor and gallows humor. In his book, Breton included excerpts from 45 other writers, including both examples in which the wit arises from a victim with which the audience empathizes, as is more typical in the tradition of gallows humor, examples in which the comedy is used to mock the victim.
In the last cases, the victim's suffering is trivialized, which leads to sympathizing with the victimizer, as analogously found in the social commentary and social criticism of the writings of Sade. Among the first American writers who employed black comedy in their works were Nathanael West and Vladimir Nabokov, although at the time the genre was not known in the US; the concept of black humor first came to nationwide attention after the publication of a 1965 mass-market paperback titled Black Humor, of which the editor was Bruce Jay Friedman. The paperback was one of the first American anthologies devoted to the concept of black humor as a literary genre. With the paperback, Friedman labeled as "black humorists" a variety of authors, such as J. P. Donleavy, Edward Albee, Joseph Heller, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Vladimir Nabokov, Bruce Jay Friedman himself, Louis-Ferdinand Celine. Among the writers labeled as black humorists by journalists and literary critics are today Roald Dahl, Kurt Vonnegut, Warren Zevon, Christopher Durang, Philip Roth.
The motive for applying the label black humorist to all the writers cited above is that they have written novels, stories and songs in which profound or horrific events were portrayed in a comic manner. Comedians, like Lenny Bruce, that since the late 1950s have been labeled for using "sick comedy" by mainstream journalists, have been labeled with "black comedy". Sigmund Freud in his 1927 essay Humour puts forth the following theory of black comedy: "The ego refuses to be distressed by the provocations of reality, to let itself be compelled to suffer, it insists. Some other sociologists elaborated this concept further. At the same time, Paul Lewis warns that this "relieving" aspect of gallows jokes depends on the context of the joke: whether the joke is being told by the threatened person themselves or by someone else. Black comedy has the social effect of strengthening the morale of the oppressed and undermines the morale of the oppressors. According to Wylie Sypher, "to be able to laugh at evil and error means we have surmounted them."Black comedy is a natural human instinct and examples of it can be found in stories from antiquity.
Its use was widespread from where it was imported to the United States. It is rendered with the German expression Galgenhumor; the concept of gallows humor is comparable to the French expression rire jaune, which has a Germanic equivalent in the Belgian Dutch expression groen lachen. Italian comedian Daniele Luttazzi discussed gallows humour focusing on the particular type of laughter that it arouses, said that grotesque satire, as opposed to ironic satire, is the one that most
Mill Valley Film Festival
The Mill Valley Film Festival is an annual American film festival founded in 1977. In October 1977, Mark Fishkin and fellow film buffs Rita Cahill and Lois Cole organized a three-day film festival, it featured three film tributes, Francis Ford Coppola's George Lucas' Filmmaker. "We did a innovative program that I would not be embarrassed to repeat today," Fishkin said. The first official festival took place in August 1978; the San Francisco Bay Area continues to be a significant market for independent and international film, MVFF provides a forum for introducing new films to West coast audiences. Presented by the California Film Institute, the Mill Valley Film Festival takes place in early October. With a reputation for launching new films and creating awards season buzz, MVFF has earned a reputation as a'filmmakers' festival" by celebrating the best in American independent and world cinema alongside high profile and prestigious award contenders. Over its nearly 40-year history, MVFF has attracted a strong roster of talent, including Robin Williams, Jim Jarmusch, Kevin Smith, Jon Voight, Roberto Benigni, Alfre Woodard, Gael García Bernal, Helen Mirren, Steve McQueen, Annette Bening, Glenn Close, James Franco, Edward James Olmos, Jared Leto, Lily Taylor, Mike Leigh, Ben Stiller, Carey Mulligan, Mira Nair, Dustin Hoffman, Geoffrey Rush, Marcel Ophuls, Jane Russell, Les Blank, Barbet Schroeder, James Woods, Sissy Spacek, Jonathan Winters, Robert Altman, Nicholas Ray, Roger Corman, Jeanne Moreau, Karen Black, Barry Levinson, Sarah Silverman, Costa-Gavros, Jan Troell, William H. Macy, Milos Forman, Dianne Weist, Edward Norton, Uma Thurman, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alan Arkin, Amanda Plummer, Darren Aronofsky, Laura Linney, Gena Rowlands, Albert Maysles, Donald Sutherland, John Sayles, Bradley Cooper, Jeff Daniels, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi, Ismail Merchant, Carroll Baker, Malcolm McDowell, Joan Allen, Dick Cavett, Hilary Swank, Jason Reitman, John Hawkes, Laura Dern, Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Clive Owen, Eddie Redmayne, Forest Whitaker, Tim Robbins, Billy Bob Thornton, Sir Ian McKellen, Woody Harrelson, Harry Dean Stanton, John Walsh, Waldo Salt, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ang Lee, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Todd Haynes, Holly Hunter, Sean Penn, Danny Huston, Joe Wright, Peter Marshall, Dee Rees, Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Richard Linklater, Aaron Sorkin, Simon Curtis, Kristin Scott Thomas, Andrew Garfield, Connie Nielson, Catherine Hardwicke, Sean Baker, Jason Clarke, Sophie Nelisse, Lou Diamond Phillips, Brie Larson.
Each year, the 11-day festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers and 60,000 attendees from around the world. Festival Sections include the World Cinema, US Cinema, Valley of the Docs, filmHOOD, 5@5 and MVFF Music. Festival Initiatives include Mind the Gap: Women | Film | Tech, Viva El Cine! and Active Cinema. The festival features tributes and spotlights to acclaimed filmmakers and actors. Screenings are held at the Christopher B Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, the Sequoia Theatre in Mill Valley, the Cinema in Corte Madera, the Lark Theatre in Larkspur. Screen International has named Mill Valley Film Festival a Top 10 US film festival; the 2019 Festival is scheduled for October 3-13, 2019. 2017 OVERALL FAVORITE The MVFF Audience Favorite 2017 MUDBOUND, Dee Rees US CINEMA Audience Favorite - US Cinema, Gold Award MOLLY’S GAME, Aaron Sorkin Audience Favorite - US Cinema, Silver Award LADY BIRD, Greta Gerwig Audience Favorite - US Cinema Indie, Gold Award QUEST, Santiago Rizzo Audience Favorite - US Cinema Indie, Silver Award THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, Jessica M. Thompson WORLD CINEMA Audience Favorite - World Cinema, Gold Award GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, Simon Curtis Audience Favorite - World Cinema, Silver Award THE INVISIBLES, Claus Räfle Audience Favorite - World Cinema Indie, Gold Award AN ACT OF DEFIANCE, Jean van de Velde Audience Favorite - World Cinema Indie, Silver Award THE DIVINE ORDER, Petra Volpe VALLEY OF THE DOCS Audience Favorite - Valley of the Docs, Gold Award KIM SWIMS, Kate Webber Audience Favorite - Valley of the Docs, Silver Award CITY OF JOY, Madeleine Gavin MIND THE GAP Audience Favorite – Mind the Gap, Gold Award FACES, PLACES, Agnès Varda Official website California Film Institute
The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter is an American digital and print magazine, website, which focuses on the Hollywood film and entertainment industries. It was founded in 1930 as a daily trade paper, in 2010 switched to a weekly large-format print magazine with a revamped website. Headquartered in Los Angeles, THR is part of the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a group of properties that includes Billboard and SpinMedia, it is owned by Valence Media, a holding company co-founded by Todd Boehly, an executive of its previous owners, Guggenheim Partners and Eldridge Industries. THR was founded in 1930 by William R. "Billy" Wilkerson as Hollywood's first daily entertainment trade newspaper. The first edition appeared on September 3, 1930 and featured Wilkerson's front-page "Tradeviews" column, which became influential; the newspaper appeared Monday to Saturday for the first 10 years, except for a brief period Monday to Friday from 1940. Wilkerson ran the THR until his death in September 1962, although his final column appeared 18 months prior.
Wilkerson's wife, Tichi Wilkerson Kassel, took over as publisher and editor-in-chief when her husband died. From the late 1930s, Wilkerson used THR to push the view that the industry was a communist stronghold. In particular, he opposed the screenplay writers' trade union, the Screen Writers Guild, which he called the "Red Beachhead." In 1946 the Guild considered creating an American Authors' Authority to hold copyright for writers, instead of ownership passing to the studios. Wilkerson devoted his "Tradeviews" column to the issue on July 29, 1946, headlined "A Vote for Joe Stalin." He went to confession before publishing it, knowing the damage it would cause, but was encouraged by the priest to go ahead with it. The column contained the first industry names, including Dalton Trumbo and Howard Koch, on what became the Hollywood blacklist, known as "Billy's list." Eight of the 11 people Wilkerson named were among the "Hollywood Ten" who were blacklisted after hearings in 1947 by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
When Wilkerson died, his THR obituary said that he had "named names and card numbers and was credited with being chiefly responsible for preventing communists from becoming entrenched in Hollywood production."In 1997, THR reporter David Robb wrote a story about the newspaper's involvement, but the editor, Robert J. Dowling, declined to run it. For the blacklist's 65th anniversary in 2012, the THR published a lengthy investigative piece about Wilkerson's role, by reporters Gary Baum and Daniel Miller; the same edition carried an apology from Wilkerson's son W. R. Wilkerson III, he wrote. On April 11, 1988, Tichi Wilkerson Kassel sold the paper to BPI Communications, owned by Affiliated Publications, for $26.7 million. Robert J. Dowling became THR president in 1988, editor-in-chief and publisher in 1991. Dowling hired Alex Ben Block as editor in 1990. Block and Teri Ritzer dampened much of the sensationalism and cronyism, prominent in the paper under the Wilkersons. In 1994, BPI Communications was sold to Verenigde Nederlandse Uitgeverijen for $220 million.
After Block left, former Variety film editor, Anita Busch, became editor between 1999 and 2001. Busch was credited with making the paper competitive with Variety. Tony Uphoff assumed the publisher position in November 2005. In March 2006, a private equity consortium led by Blackstone and KKR, both with ties to the conservative movement in the United States, acquired THR along with the other assets of VNU, it joined those publications with AdWeek and A. C. Nielsen to form The Nielsen Company. In December 2009, Prometheus Global Media, a newly formed company formed by Pluribus Capital Management and Guggenheim Partners, chaired by Jimmy Finkelstein, CEO of News Communications, parent of political journal The Hill, acquired THR from Nielsen Business Media, it pledged to grow the company. Richard Beckman of Condé Nast, was appointed as CEO. In 2010, Beckman purchased THR from Guggenheim Partners and Pluribus Capital, recruited Janice Min, the former editor-in-chief of Us Weekly, to "eviscerate" the existing daily trade paper and reinvent it as a glossy, large-format weekly magazine.
The Hollywood Reporter relaunched with a weekly print edition and a revamped website that enabled it to break news. Eight months after its initial report, The New York Times took note of the many scoops THR had generated, adding that the new glossy format seemed to be succeeding with its "rarefied demographic", stating, "They managed to change the subject by going weekly... The large photos, lush paper stock and great design are a kind of narcotic here."By February 2013, the Times returned to THR, filing a report on a party for Academy Award nominees the magazine had hosted at the Los Angeles restaurant Spago. Noting the crowd of top celebrities in attendance, the Times alluded to the fact that many Hollywood insiders were now referring to THR as "the new Vanity Fair". Ad sales since Min's hiring were up more than 50%, while traffic to the magazine's website had grown by 800%. Since January 2014, The Hollywood Reporter has been led by co-presidents Janice John Amato. John Kilcullen replaced Uphoff in October 2006, as publisher of Billboard.
Kilcullen was a defendant in Billboard's infamous "dildo" lawsuit, in which he was accused of race discrimination and sexual harassment. VNU settled the suit on the courthouse steps. Kilcullen "exited" Nielsen in February 2008 "to pursue his passion as an entrepreneur." Matthew King, vice president for content and audience, editorial director Howard Burns, executive editor Peter Pryor left the paper in a wave of layoffs in December 2006.
2011 Sundance Film Festival
The 27th annual Sundance Film Festival took place from January 20, 2011 until January 30, 2011 in Park City, with screenings in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The festival opened with five screenings, one from each category in competition: Sing Your Song, The Guard, Project Nim, Shorts Program I; the New Frontier category opened with All That Is Solid Melts into Air. The closing night film was The Son of No One. There were 750 sponsors of 1,670 volunteers. Attendance was estimated at 60,000 people. 10,279 films were submitted. 3,812 feature films were submitted, including 1,943 from 1,869 internationally. From these, 118 feature films include 95 world premieres. 6,467 short films were submitted, 81 short films were selected to be screened and 12 shorts are viewable on YouTube. The festival had films from 40 first-time filmmakers. Keri Putnam, Executive Director of the Sundance Institute said, "For an artist to make it to the Festival among 10,000 submissions is an incredible achievement in his or her own right."For the second year in a row, Sundance Selects selected five films to make available nationwide through video on demand: Kaboom, Mad Bastards, These Amazing Shadows, Uncle Kent.
For a full list of films appearing at the festival, see List of films at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. 12 short films from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and 8 "classic" shorts were available to watch online at the YouTube Screening Room. Each series is scheduled to run for 6 weeks, beginning January 6, 2011, through February 3, 2011. Launched on January 6, 2011 were shorts from past years by filmmakers with feature films at this year's festival; the short films and current films include: By Modern Measure by Matthew Lessner, The Woods Little Farm by Calvin Reeder, The Oregonian Countertransference by Madeleine Olnek, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same Choices by Rashaad Ernesto Green, Gun Hill RoadThe January 13, 2011 launch included shorts developed at the Sundance Institute Feature Film Labs: Conversion by Nanobah Becker Pandemic 41.410806, -75.654259 by Lance Weiler Pop Foul by Moon Molson, Crazy Beats Strong Every Time Sikumi by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, On the IceScheduled to launch in 3 parts on January 20, January 27, February 3 are short films from this year's festival: 8 Bits by Valere Amirault, Sarah Laufer, Jean Delaunay, Benjamin Mattern Andy and Zach by Nick Paley Close. by Tahir Jetter Excuse Me by Duncan Birmingham Jupiter Elicius by Kelly Sears oops by Chris Beckman Sasquatch Birth Journal 2 by David & Nathan Zellner Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul by Orlando von Einsiedel The High Level Bridge by Trevor Anderson The Hunter and The Swan by Emily Carmichael Xemoland by Daniel Cardenas Yelp Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - How to Die in Oregon Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Like Crazy World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - Hell and Back Again World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Happy, Happy Audience Award: U.
S. Documentary - Buck Audience Award: U. S. Dramatic - Circumstance World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary - Senna World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic - Kinyarwanda Best of NEXT Audience Award - to.get.her U. S. Directing Award: Documentary - Jon Foy for Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles U. S. Directing Award: Dramatic - Sean Durkin for Martha Marcy May Marlene World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary - James Marsh for Project Nim World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic - Paddy Considine for Tyrannosaur Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award - Sam Levinson for Another Happy Day World Cinema Dramatic Screenwriting Award - Erez Kav-El for Restoration U. S. Documentary Editing Award - Matthew Hamachek and Marshall Curry for If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front World Cinema Documentary Editing Award - Goran Hugo Olsson and Hanna Lejonqvist for The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Excellence in Cinematography Award: U. S. Documentary - Eric Strauss, Ryan Hill and Peter Hutchens for The Redemption of General Butt Naked Excellence in Cinematography Award: U.
S. Dramatic - Bradford Young for Pariah World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary - Danfung Dennis for Hell and Back Again World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic - Diego F. Jimenez for All Your Dead Ones U. S. Documentary Special Jury Prize - Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize - Another Earth World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize - Position Among the Stars U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Breakout Performance - Felicity Jones for Like Crazy World Dramatic Special Jury Prizes for Breakout Performances - Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman for Tyrannosaur Jury Prize in U. S. Short Filmmaking - Brick Novax Pt 1 and 2 International Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking - Deeper Than Yesterday Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking - Choke, The External World, The Legend of Beaver Dam, Out of Reach, Protoparticles Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize - Another Earth Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Awards - Bogdan Mustata of Romania for Wolf, Ernesto Contrera of Mexico for I Dream In Another Language, Seng Tat Liew of Malaysia for In What City Does It Live?, Talya Lavie of Israel for Zero Motivation Sundance Institute/NHK Award - Cherien Dabis, director of May in the SummerThe awards for short films were announced January 25.
On January 28, 2011 the Alfred P. Sloan Prize was awarded to the film Another Earth. All of the awards were announced January 29 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony, hosted by Tim Blake Nelson near Park City; the 23 jury members, which award prizes to films, were announced on January 17, 2011. Presenters are followed by asterisks. Helen Fisher was an