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Awards galore for Europe at Sundance

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- Metro Manila is audience favourite at annual independent cinema jamboree

Awards galore for Europe at Sundance

Sean Ellis’ UK/Philippines coproduction Metro Manila [+see also:
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 (photo) has won the Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. There were several awards for Europe this year. These include:

The Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary for Tinatin Gurchiani’s The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (Georgia/Germany); the Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary for Nick Ryan’s The Summit [+see also:
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(Ireland/UK); the Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary for Marc Silver’s Who is Dayani Cristal? (UK); the Cinematography Award: World Cinema Dramatic for Jacek Borcuch’s Lasting [+see also:
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(Poland/Spain); a World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Srdan Golubovic’s Circles [+see also:
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 (Serbia/Germany/France/Croatia/Slovenia); and a World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for “Punk Spirit for” Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin’s Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer (Russia/UK).

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John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “The films at our Festival this year truly reflect the unbridled passion, immense talent and diverse stories coming from the independent filmmaking community. I am confident that the awards presented this evening will fuel those films with special promise and that audiences will continue to champion the films they have discovered here.”

Keri Putnam, Executive Director of Sundance Institute, said, “The lively dialogue and genuine excitement sparked by the films over the past 10 days is sure to resonate as they further reach audiences in the weeks and months ahead.”

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival presented 119 feature-length films, representing 32 countries.

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