Focus Forward Documentary Winners Announced, Watch All 5 Including the $100K Grand Prize Film
It was announced all the way back in February 2012, but the Focus Forward documentary short film competition has finally come to a close, and they’ve announced the winners at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The contest, sponsored by General Electric and Vimeo, and in partnership with Cinelan, has awarded $200,000 in prize money to five short films around the theme of invention or innovation. Check out all of the winners below, plus a new short film from Morgan Spurlock.
If you need a refresher, here is the introduction to the contest from documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock:
$100,000 Grand Prize Winner: Cyborg Foundation – Rafel Duran Torrent
2nd Place: The Artificial Leaf – Jared P Scott and Kelly Nyks
3rd Place: Slingshot – Paul Lazarus
4th Place: Bones Don’t Lie and Don’t Forget – Kim Munsamy
5th Place: Mine Kafon – Callum Cooper
There were plenty of other great videos in the competition, which included 20 finalists, so be sure to check out the rest of the tremendous entries. In addition, five other documentary short films have been posted online from some of the industry’s biggest names which are just now receiving their world premiere. Here is one of them, Morgan Spurlock’s You Don’t Know Jack:
You can find links to the other films from the competition as well as the other 4 films that are just premiering below.
What do you guys think? Which ones were your favorite?
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