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Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is an annual movie festival dedicated to celebrating the best of independent films each year whether it be from an artistic or technical point of view. It has been running since the first festival took place in Utah in 1978 and was previously known as the Utah/US Film Festival.

The most coveted awards are for the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic and the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic though each of the awards given at the festival comes with its own degree of prestige.

U.S Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

The most prestigious award given at the Sundance Film Festival is the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic.

Historically, this award has encompassed films from both the United States and around the world, but in recent years a World Cinema award has been established.

The most recent recipient of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic is Nanny.

Year Winner
2022 Nanny
2021 CODA
2020 Minari
2019 Clemency
2018 The Miseducation of Cameron Post
2017 I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
2016 The Birth of a Nation
2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
2014 Whiplash
2013 Fruitvale Station
2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild
2011 Like Crazy
2010 happythankyoumoreplease
2009 Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
2008 The Wackness
2007 Padre Nuestro
2006 Quinceanera
2005 Forty Shades of Blue
2004 Primer
2003 American Splendor
2002 Personal Velocity: Three Portraits
2001 The Believer
2000 Girlfight / You Can Count On Me
1999 Three Seasons
1998 Slam
1997 Sunday
1996 Welcome to the Dollhouse
1995 The Brothers McMullen / The Young Poisoner's Handbook
1994 What Happened Was...
1993 Ruby in Paradise / Public Access
1992 In the Soup
1991 Poison
1990 Chameleon Street
1989 True Love
1988 Heat and Sunlight
1987 Waiting for the Moon / The Trouble with Dick
1986 Smooth Talk
1985 Blood Simple
1984 Old Enough