The winners of the 2021 Sundance Festival were announced and the movie “Cuda” became the main winner of the awards night by winning ۴ awards

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival honored “Cuda” with awards in a virtual ceremony. This family drama focuses on a student who is the child of a deaf couple (the title of the film, which is shortened to “The child of a deaf couple” refers to the same thing), won 4 awards ; It won the Grand Jury Prize, the Best Director Award, the Audience Award and the Special Jury Award for the Best Cast in the competitive American Film category

According to Movie Mag, citing Mehr, this is the first time in the history of the Sundance Festival that a film succeeds in winning all three major awards in the American cinema section

The director of the film, Sion Hader, while accepting the audience’s choice film award, said: I hope this window will be opened to the audience who wants to see films of this type, and more films will be made about the deaf

“Cuda” had already set a record at Sundance, when Apple Studio managed to acquire the rights to the film for $ ۲۵ million by participating in an auction on the opening night of the festival

“Summer of Spirit” was also selected as the best feature film in the best documentary category. This film, directed by Ahmar Thompson and won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, is about an Afghan refugee. The special prize of the jury in this section was given to “One for the road”, which depicts the road trip of two friends in Thailand

In the documentary section, “Farar” also won the grand prize of the judges in the documentary cinema section

In the fiction cinema section of the world, the big winner of the awards night was the film “Hive”, which won three awards, including the jury’s grand prize, the audience’s prize and the director’s prize. The film’s director, Balerta Basholi, made it focus on a single mother who raises her child alone after her husband disappears in the Kosovo war

In the “Next” section, the audience award was given to “My beautiful girl, my beauty”

The innovator award was also given to the animation “Cryptozo”

Hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt, the awards ceremony was held virtually, with winners accepting their awards and giving short speeches in an online ceremony. Heather accepted her award while sitting at home with her husband and ۲ children. Thompson was also in disbelief when he heard the news of his win while driving to work

Like many other live events, the Sundance Festival also changed the way of holding this event, which traditionally had to be held within ۱۰ days in Park City, Utah, due to the spread of Corona. This festival takes place completely in ۶ days and in addition to showing films in Park City, it also broadcasts its films virtually. Driven has several theaters in Colorado, Hawaii, Ohio, New York, Texas, and Puerto Rico, along with arthouse theaters and cultural institutions, showing movies in compliance with health protocols