Sundance Film Festival Announces Documentary Film Award Winners

The list of awards, featured on Twitter on Friday afternoon, turned out to be good news for Navalny. The film looks at Alexei Navalny, an anti-Putin dissident who survived a poisoning plot in 2020.

The film won the People’s Choice Award for American Documentary Program. It was also named Festival Favorite by moviegoers watching all 84 Sundance 2022 features.

Another double winner was Framing Agnes, a transgender documentary that won the audience award on Next. The film also received an Innovator Award.

The American Documentary Jury Grand Prize went to The exiledthe story of a documentary filmmaker in search of three survivors of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

The director’s award went to disabled filmmaker Reid Davenport for his film’s introspective journey I didn’t see you there.

On the World Documentary program, the film The territoryabout a land dispute in the Amazon between farmers and indigenous residents, won the audience award and was also awarded for Documentary Craft.

The honor of the Grand Jury went to anything that breathesthe story of two brothers trying to help the birds in the chaos and pollution of New Delhi.

The prize for directing was awarded to Simon Lereng Wilmont for A house made of shards. Set in eastern Ukraine, the film shows a facility housing children at the center of custody disputes.