The Sundance Film Festival , which was held non-physically, ended its work with a virtual award ceremony. The ceremony was aired via Twitter without a host, only showing a series of pre-produced statements and videos in 2 hours
At the event, the top prize in the American cinema category was awarded to Nikiato Jossou’s “Nani,” a film about an illegal immigrant who takes care of another mother’s child in order to earn the money needed to bring her son back from Senegal
In the same section, the winner of the audience’s award was “Real Cha Cha Saaf”, which was written and directed by Cooper Rife. Jamie Duck won the title of best director for the movie “Palm Trees and Power Lines”
The People’s Choice Film Award from all categories went to “Navalny”, a documentary about the Russian opposition leader. This movie was made by Daniel Rohr
However, in the best documentary category, the jury awarded the best film award to Violet Columbus and Ben Klein’s “The Exiles,” a retrospective of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in China and interviews with eyewitnesses. Is
In recent years, the selected film in the international section of Sundance has become a springboard to be seen, with “The Hive” and “Escape” being among them. This year’s international grand prize winner, Alejandro Loyaza Gracie’s Otama, about an elderly Bolivian couple who decide to leave their climate-vulnerable home, is already expected to be well-placed for a future Oscar. brought
In the international section, the audience award went to “Photo of a Girl” and the best director award went to Marina R. Gorbach for “Klondike”. The jury’s special prize was also awarded to the movie “Leonor Never Dies

Announcing the winners of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival