Sundance-film-festival-2013-logo-e1359341161365-224x128Another Sundance Film Festival has come and gone, and it was a tremendous year for acquisitions, with the rights to at least a dozen films sold for over $1 million dollars. We've had a few great conversations with some of the filmmakers from this year's festival, including Darci Picoult, writer of Mother of George, winner of one of the Cinematography Awards. The top prizes went to Fruitvale, for dramatic, and Blood Brother, for documentary, and we've got some material from both films, as well two of the award-winning short films embedded below.

Since no trailer is available yet, here is the director of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize winner Fruitvale, Ryan Coogler, talking about the film:

Here is conversation with two of the film's stars, and then another with director Ryan Coogler (both feature clips from the film):

Trailer forBlood Brother, the U. S. Grand Jury Prize winner in Documentary. We also have a conversation with director Steve Hoover:

Trailer for World Cinema Grand Jury Prize winner Jiseul:

Trailer for World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in Documentary winner, A River Changes Course:

Here is the full list of winners for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival:

While the short film awards were actually announced a few days ago, some of winning films were made available online by Sundance at the beginning of the festival. Here are two of them, Irish Folk Furniture and Catnip: Egress to Oblivion, with the rest of the winners below:

There is no doubt we will be seeing a lot more from many of these films as well as more from the filmmakers themselves in the near future. Sundance is very often a jumping off point for filmmakers and their careers, and it's one of the reasons the festival is one of the most popular in the world (not to mention the fact that Sundance usually has the most acquisitions of any other film festival).

If you got a chance to go to the festival, feel free to chime in below about your thoughts on any of the films you've seen, or the festival in general.

What do you guys think?

Link: Sundance Festival Award Winners