Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winners Through the Years

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Let's take a look back at the Sundance Grand Jury prize winners from the founding of the festival to the present.

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Old Enough (1984)

Old Enough

1984 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Twelve-year-old, well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite pastimes, like make-up, shoplifting, skipping school, and lying to her parents about it, but confessing to the priest later on. But Karen also learns some honesty from Lonnie in this film about social differences and growing up.

2
Style Wars (1983)

Style Wars

1984 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: This documentary explores the hip-hop subculture that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

3
Frances McDormand in Blood Simple. (1984)

Blood Simple

1985 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: In this breakout first feature written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, a rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife (Frances McDormand) and her new man.

4
Seventeen (1983)

Seventeen

1985 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: In their final year at Muncie's Southside High School, a group of seniors hurtle toward maturity with a combination of joy, despair, and an aggravated sense of urgency. They also learn a great deal about life, both in and out of school, and not what school officials think they are teaching.

5
Laura Dern, Elizabeth Berridge, Mary Kay Place, and Levon Helm in Smooth Talk (1985)

Smooth Talk

1986 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: A free-spirited 15-year-old girl (Laura Dern) flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences.

6
American Masters: Private Conversations: On the Set of 'Death of a Salesman' (1985)

Private Conversations

1986 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: A behind-the-scenes look at the process of turning Arthur Miller's Pulitzer-prize winning stage-play "Death of a Salesman" into an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning made-for-television movie starring Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich.

7
Linda Hunt and Linda Bassett in American Playhouse: Waiting for the Moon (1987)

Waiting for the Moon (tie with The Trouble with Dick)

1987 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Waiting for the Moon is a fictionalized portrait of one of history's great literary couples: Alice B. Toklas (Linda Hunt) and Gertrude Stein (Linda Bassett).

8
The Trouble with Dick (1986)

The Trouble with Dick (tie with Waiting for the Moon)

1987 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: A sci-fi author is plagued by his publisher's demands to add more sex to his new novel, the sexual advances of his girl's sexy best friend and her daughter, and hallucinations in which the novel's hero faces desert parasites and alien vixens.

9
Sherman's March (1985)

Sherman's March

1987 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by women who come and go in his life, his recurring dreams of nuclear holocaust, and Burt Reynolds.

10
Heat and Sunlight (1987)

Heat and Sunlight

1988 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Photojournalist Mel Hurley returns home to San Francisco on the eve of his birthday, expecting his lover, Carmen, to meet him at the airport and tell him if she will be exclusively his. She's not there; she wants more time. Twenty years earlier, he'd photographed civil war in Biafra, wanting to tell a story that would save people. He now equates that war with his personal struggle: Can his photographs save this relationship?

11
Beirut: The Last Home Movie (1987)

Beirut: The Last Home Movie

1988 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Fascinated by stories of the aristocratic Bustros family, who remained in their large 19th century mansion in the mostly deserted downtown section of Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War, director Jennifer Fox leaves NYU to document her friend Gabby Bustros' return to her family home.

12
Annabella Sciorra and Ron Eldard in True Love (1989)

True Love

1989 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Donna and Michael are getting married. But first, they have to plan the reception, get the tux, buy the rings, and cope with their own uncertainty about the decision.

13
Buzz Aldrin in For All Mankind (1989)

For All Mankind

1989 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: For All Mankind is an in-depth look at various NASA moon landing missions, starting with Apollo 8.

14
Chameleon Street (1989)

Chameleon Street

1990 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: William Douglas Street is bored with his life. Working for his father is getting to him, his wife wants more money, and he's had enough. His solution is to re-invent himself.

15
H-2 Worker (1990)

H-2 Worker (tie with Water and Power)

1990 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: H-2 Worker reveals the systematic exploitation of Caribbean laborers by the Florida sugar industry from World War II through the 1990s.

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Water and Power (1989)

Water and Power (tie with H-2 Worker)

1990 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: By using a series of visually and aurally dense tableaux created with advanced motion control, optical printing, and animation techniques, Water and Power explores the complex battle for natural resources waged between Los Angeles and the Owens Valley.

17
Tony Pemberton in Poison (1991)

Poison

1991 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Todd Haynes' second feature film, partially inspired by the novels of Jean Genet, tells three intercut stories with gay themes.

18
American Dream (1990)

American Dream (tie with Paris Is Burning)

1991 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: This acclaimed documentary focuses on a mid-1980s workers' strike at a Hormel meatpacking plant in Minnesota. After employees have both their wages and benefits cut, the local union endorses a strike, but complications arise when the national branch of the union doesn't follow suit.

19
Paris Is Burning (1990)

Paris Is Burning (tie with American Dream)

1991 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Paris Is Burning chronicles New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing, and the ambitions and dreams of those who supported one another in the era of drag houses.

20
Steve Buscemi and Seymour Cassel in In the Soup (1992)

In the Soup

1992 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: A neurotic nebbish (Steve Buscemi) lives in 2 worlds: the fantasy of winning his dream-girl via a hit movie, and the meager existence he scrapes out from very odd jobs, such as thesping in an arty no-budget flick.

21
Stephen Hawking in A Brief History of Time (1991)

A Brief History of Time (tie with Finding Christa)

1992 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: A Brief History of Time is an exploration of the life and work of the cosmologist Stephen Hawking, one of the great minds of all time.

22
Finding Christa (1991)

Finding Christa (tie with A Brief History of Time)

1992 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: In 1961, artist and filmmaker Camille Billops made the decision to put her four-year-old daughter up for adoption. In Finding Christa, Billops documents her search for her daughter and their eventual reconciliation.

23
Ashley Judd and Allison Dean in Ruby in Paradise (1993)

Ruby in Paradise (tie with Public Access)

1993 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Ruby (Ashley Judd) arrives in a Florida resort town during the off season to make a fresh start. As the seasons change, Ruby's relationships evolve as she makes choices and discoveries establishing her own identity.

24
Ron Marquette in Public Access (1993)

Public Access (tie with Ruby in Paradise)

1993 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable TV show with the question "What's wrong with Brewster?", there surely can't be any deep dark secrets in the town that are just waiting to come to the surface - or can there?

25
Silverlake Life: The View from Here (1993)

Silverlake Life: The View from Here (tie with Children of Fate: Life and Death in a Sicilian Family)

1993 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: The film documents the lives, love, and dedication of longtime companions Tom Joslin and Mark Massi and their experiences living with AIDs.

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Children of Fate: Life and Death in a Sicilian Family (1993)

Children of Fate: Life and Death in a Sicilian Family (tie with Silverlake Life: The View from Here)

1993 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: In 1961, Robert Young and Michael Roemer shot a gritty documentary in Palermo's Cortile Cascino, a slum reserved for rag pickers and scavengers. Thirty years later, Young's son and daughter-in-law go back to Sicily to pick up the story of Angela Capra, her now ex-husband, and their children.

27
Karen Sillas, Tom Noonan What Happened Was

What Happened Was...

1994 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: This darkly humorous film explores the personal psychic landscape of two lonely New Yorkers.

28
Freedom on My Mind (1994)

Freedom on My Mind

1994 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Freedom on My Mind chronicles the Mississippi Freedom Summer (1964), when a handful of idealistic students traveled throughout the state, at great risk, to conduct door-to-door voter registration of disenfranchised African-Americans.

29
The Brothers McMullen (1995)

The Brothers McMullen (tie with The Young Poisoner's Handbook)

1995 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island struggle to deal with love, marriage, and infidelity.

30
The Young Poisoner's Handbook (1995)

The Young Poisoner's Handbook (tie with The Brothers McMullen)

1995 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: This film is based on a true story about a British teenager who allegedly poisoned family, friends, and co-workers.

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Crumb (1994)

Crumb

1995 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Crumb is an intimate portrait of the controversial underground cartoonist Robert Crumb and his family.

32
Heather Matarazzo in Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

Welcome to the Dollhouse

1996 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: An unattractive seventh grader (Heather Matarazzo) struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

33
Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern (1995)

Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern

1996 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Troublesome Creek is the saga of the Jordan family's gamble to save their Iowa farm, from the time they fought off the Crooked Creek Gang in 1867 to fighting off the bank during the farm crisis of the 1980's and 1990's.

34
Girls Like Us (1997)

Girls Like Us

1997 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Girls Like Us follows four urban teenage girls, and explores their opinions about religion, music, and sex.

35
Sunday (1997)

Sunday

1997 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Two mysterious characters meet on a Sunday in Queens and become intertwined as their stories unfold.

36
Slam (1998)

Slam

1998 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Ray Joshua (Saul Williams), an original, gifted young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City, copes with the despair and poverty of his neighborhood by using his wits and verbal talent.

37
Frat House (1998)

"Frat House" (tie with The Farm: Angola USA)

1998 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: "Frat House," an exploration of the darker side of fraternity life, was shot for HBO's "America Undercover" series, but was never aired after allegations were made that much of the footage was staged.

38
The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)

The Farm: Angola USA (tie with "Frat House")

1998 "Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: The Farm: Angola USA depicts day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

39
Mark Borchardt and Mike Schank in American Movie (1999)

American Movie

1999 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: American Movie documents an aspiring Midwestern filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

40
Three Seasons (1999)

Three Seasons

1999 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Three Seasons tells the interconnected stories of people in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, including an ex-G.I. (Harvey Keitel) looking for the daughter he fathered during the war and left behind.

41
Long Night's Journey Into Day (2000)

Long Night's Journey into Day

2000 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: This documentary tells four stories of Apartheid in South Africa as seen through the eyes of the Truth and Reconciliation commission.

42
Michelle Rodriguez

Girlfight (tie with You Can Count on Me)

2000 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Diana (Michelle Rodriguez), without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.

43
Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo in You Can Count on Me (2000)

You Can Count on Me (tie with Girlfight)

2000 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: In this film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, a single mother's life (Laura Linney) is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely seen younger brother (Mark Ruffalo) returns to town.

44
Lola Cola and Robert Eads in Southern Comfort (2001)

Southern Comfort

2001 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a transgender man diagnosed with ovarian cancer who was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear that treating such a patient would hurt their reputations

45
Ryan Gosling in The Believer (2001)

The Believer

2001 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Based on a true story, a young Jewish man (Ryan Gosling) develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy and must face his conflicted feelings when he is sentenced to sensitivity sessions with Holocaust survivors.

46
Daughter from Danang (2002)

Daughter from Danang

2002 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Daughter from Danang is the story of a Vietnamese-American woman and her Vietnamese mother who, after being separated at the end of the Vietnam War, are reunited 22 years later.

47
Personal Velocity (2002)

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits

2002 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Rebecca Miller directed this story of three women living very different lives who decide to drastically change their lives for the better.

48
Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Capturing the Friedmans

2003 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: This documentary tells the story of the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

49
American Splendor (2003)

American Splendor

2003 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: This original mix of fiction, animation, and reality tells the story of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

50
Dig! (2004)

Dig!

2004 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Dig! documents the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the ongoing friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor-Taylor.

51
David Sullivan and Shane Carruth in Primer (2004)

Primer

2004 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

52
Dwight D. Eisenhower in Why We Fight (2005)

Why We Fight

2005 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic explores these questions.

53
Forty Shades of Blue (2005)

Forty Shades of Blue

2005 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-n-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.

54
God Grew Tired of Us (2006)

God Grew Tired of Us

2006 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.

55
Quinceañera (2006)

Quinceañera

2006 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and her gay cousin.

56
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2007)

Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)

2007 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: An examination of corruption and class warfare in Brazil as told through the stories of a wealthy businessman, a plastic surgeon who assists kidnapping victims, and a politician whose income relies on a frog farm.

57
Padre Nuestro (2005)

Padre Nuestro

2007 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Children come to a hospital to visit their dying father they haven't seen for eight years and try to recover their relationships before he dies.

58
Kimberly Rivers Roberts and Scott Roberts in Trouble the Water (2008)

Trouble the Water

2008 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist who, having survived failed levees and her own troubled past, seizes a chance for a new beginning.

59
Melissa Leo and Misty Upham in Frozen River (2008)

Frozen River

2008 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Two women – one white, one Mohawk, and both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances – are drawn into the world of smuggling people across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River.

60
Gabourey Sidibe in Precious (2009)

Precious

2009 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child (Gabourey Sidibe) is invited to enroll in an alternative school in the hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

61
We Live in Public (2009)

We Live in Public

2009 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: A documentary focusing on the life of dot-com entrepreneur Josh Harris, founder of JupiterResearch and Pseudo.com, after the collapse of the dot-com bubble.

62
Restrepo (2010)

Restrepo

2010 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: This documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

63
Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone (2010)

Winter's Bone

2010 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl (Jennifer Lawrence) hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

64
How to Die in Oregon (2011)

How to Die in Oregon

2011 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: How to Die in Oregon explores the impact of the Death with Dignity Act in Oregon, and the passage of a similar law in Washington State.

65
Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin in Like Crazy (2011)

Like Crazy

2011 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: A British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for an American student (Anton Yelchin), only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.

66
The House I Live In (2012)

The House I Live In

2012 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: A look inside America's criminal justice system reveals the human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

67
Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Beasts of the Southern Wild

2012 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) learns the ways of courage and love.

68
Michael B. Jordan and Ariana Neal in Fruitvale Station (2013)

Fruitvale Station (original title: Fruitvale)

2013 U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Fruitvale Station tells the true story of a 22-year-old father (Michael B. Jordan) and his son on the last day of his life before being fatally shot by police on New Year's Day 2009.

69
Blood Brother (2013)

Blood Brother

2013 U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: A documentarian visits his best friend in India and discovers the mutual unconditional love that keeps his friend tied to a village hostel housing AIDS-afflicted children.

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A River Changes Course (2013)

A River Changes Course

2013 World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam travels to her native homeland to capture the stories of three young Cambodians struggling to maintain their traditional way of life while the modern world closes in around them.

71
Jiseul (2012)

Jiseul

2013 World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Based on historical events and set in the 1950's, the population of a South Korean island rebels against local police brutality and face the consequences of their act of rebellion.

72
The Whistle (2013)

The Whistle

2013 Grand Jury Prize: Short Film

Synopsis: Thirtysomething Marcin, from a small town near Krakow, tries to make something of his life.

73
Rich Hill (2014)

Rich Hill

2014 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Rich Hill intimately chronicles the turbulent lives of three boys living in an impoverished Midwestern town and the fragile family bonds that sustain them.

74
J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller in Whiplash (2014)

Whiplash

2014 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor (J.K. Simmons) who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

75
Of God and Dogs (2014)

Of God and Dogs

2014 Grand Jury Prize: Short Film

Synopsis: This short film produced by the Abounaddara Collective, a group of Syrian social activists and documentary filmmakers based in Damascus, is about a man who, forced to kill another innocent man, swears to avenge his death.

76
Mukunda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, and Krsna Angulo in The Wolfpack (2015)

The Wolfpack

2015 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: This documentary tells how the Angulo brothers, one of Boston's most notorious crime families, grew up confined to an apartment from a New York housing project, where they learned everything they knew about the world by watching movies and reenacting their favorite scenes with intricate homemade costumes.

77
Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, and RJ Cyler in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

2015 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: High schooler Greg (Thomas Mann), who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl (RJ Cyler), finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer (Olivia Cooke).

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World of Tomorrow (2015)

World of Tomorrow

2015 Grand Jury Prize: Short Film

Synopsis: In this animated short film, a little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

79
Colman Domingo, Chiké Okonkwo, and Nate Parker in The Birth of a Nation (2016)

The Birth of a Nation

2016 Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Written and directed by Nate Parker, The Birth of a Nation tells the story of how Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, used his education, intelligence, and position to orchestrate a slave uprising.

80
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin in Weiner (2016)

Weiner

2016 Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Weiner examines the life of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner through his failed mayoral campaign.

81
Jalal Masrwa and Lamis Ammar in Sand Storm (2016)

Sand Storm

2016 World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: When their entire lives shatter, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way.

82
Thunder Road (2016)

Thunder Road

2016 Grand Jury Prize: Short Film

Synopsis: In this short dark comedy, Jim Cummings plays a police officer who eulogizes his mother by singing and dancing along to a Bruce Springsteen song.

83
Elijah Wood and Melanie Lynskey in I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (2017)

I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore.

2017 U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: When a depressed woman (Melanie Lynskey) is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor (Elijah Wood). But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.

84
Scott Levin and Dina Buno in Dina (2017)

Dina

2017 U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional true love story.

85
Fares Fares in The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)

The Nile Hilton Incident

2017 World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: A maid witnesses a murder at an upscale hotel and a policeman is assigned to the case. However, it soon becomes clear that important people don't want the case solved.

86
Last Men in Aleppo (2017)

Last Men in Aleppo

2017 World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Last Men in Aleppo follows Khaled, Mahmoud, and Subhi, volunteer rescuers who are part of a group called the White Helmets, as they try to save the lives of hundreds of victims during the Syrian civil war.

87
And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool. (2017)

And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool.

2017 Grand Jury Prize: Short Film

Synopsis: And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool tells the story of four girls who steal hundreds of goldfish and release them into their school's pool.

88
Chloë Grace Moretz, Forrest Goodluck, and Sasha Lane in The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

2018 U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: In 1993 a teenage girl named Cameron Post is caught having a sexual encounter with the prom queen. Cameron is then forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative aunt and uncle, who are her legal guardians.

89
Kailash Satyarthi in Kailash (2018)

Kailash

2018 U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Kailash tells the story of Nobel Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and how he built a global movement to end children slavery.

90
Tolga Tekin and Tugce Altug in Butterflies (2018)

Butterflies

2018 World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Synopsis: Three siblings who don't know each other return home to bury their father.

91
Of Fathers and Sons (2017)

Of Fathers and Sons

2018 World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Synopsis: Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. The film provides a rare glimpse into the experience of growing up in an Islamic Caliphate.

92
Francisca Iglesias Bouzón in Matria (2017)

Matria

2018 Grand Jury Prize: Short Film

Synopsis: Faced with the challenges presented by her daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge in the relationship that unites her to her daughter and granddaughter.