That Is a Wrap on the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

The largest annual festival of independent film is officially over. The Sundance Film Festival likewise this year surprised its fans by featuring numerous astonishing works of independent movie artists from all around the world.

The festival was held for over a week from the 24th January until this Sunday of 3rd February. The festival each year takes place in the premises of Park City and Salt Lake City in Utah.

The festival screened an abundance of extremely creative and unique movies from filmmakers from all around the US as well as from other international creators. We are bringing you an overview of the top 5 movies that definitely made the buzz at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Listen to the inputs of the movie directors and we guarantee you the movies are gonna make your top watchlist!

Big Time Adolescence

Starring: Pete Davidson, Griffin Gluck, Jon Cryer                                                                        Director:  Jason Orley

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Starring: Jillian Bell, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Michaela Watkins                                                         Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo

The Farewell

Starring: Awkwafina, Zhao Shuzen, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin                                                       Director: Lulu Wang

Hail Satan

Starring: Lucien Greaves                                                                                                                  Director: Penny Lane


Starring: Rhianne Barreto, Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan                                          Director: Pippa Bianco


Apart from movie screenings, the Sundance Institute similarly holds awards for the best-rated films. See the list below for different award-winning films and categories.

US Dramatic Competition

Grand Jury Prize

Audience Award
Brittany Runs a Marathon

Joe Talbot for The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
Pippa Bianco for Share

Special Jury Award for Vision and Craft
Alma Har’el for Honey Boy

Special Jury Award for Creative Collaboration
The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance 
Rhianne Barreto for Share

US Documentary Competition

Grand Jury Prize
One Child Nation

Audience Award
Knock Down the House

Steven Bognar and Julia Riechert for American Factory

Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency
Jacqueline Olive for Always in Season

Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker
Liza Mandelup for Jawline

Special Jury Award for Cinematography
Luke Lorentzen for Midnight Family

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Grand Jury Prize
The Souvenir

Audience Award
Queen of Hearts

Lucía Garibaldi for The Sharks

Special Jury Award
Alejandro Landes for Monos

Special Jury Award for Acting
Krystyna Janda for Dolce Fine Giornata

World Cinema Documentary Competition

Grand Jury Prize

Audience Award
Sea of Shadows

Mads Brügger for Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Special Jury Award for Impact for Change
Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov for Honeyland

Special Jury Award for Cinematography
Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma for Honeyland