Sundance

Four Sundance Films That Should Have Been Recognized For Their Extraordinary Craft

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Sundance Film Festival juries often hand out special prizes to recognize work that doesn’t win one of the two prescribed awards (Grand Jury Prize and Jury Prize for Directing) in each of the competition categories. This year, Sundance found some… well, let’s say, unusual ways to celebrate some tremendous films.

There was the head-scratcher of Eliza Hittman’s “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” winning the “U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Neorealism,” and Josephine Decker’s “Shirley,” competing in the same category, winning the “Award for Auteur Filmmaking.”

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Sundance 2020 Documentaries: How I Shot That

When choosing cameras and lenses, nonfiction filmmakers are not only guided by the “look” they are trying to create, but also by what their production demands and resources allow. Which is why in answering the question of why they picked the gear they did, this year’s crop of Sundance documentary directors also tells us how they shot their movies — the challenges and choices, as well as their cinematic styles.

The following films from U.S. Documentary Competition, World Documentary Competition, and Documentary Premieres appear in alphabetical order by title.

Dir: Radu Ciorniciuc
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Camera: Canon c100 MK II, Canon … Read More