These Are Your Short Film Winners for Sundance 2016

Peacock - Short - Sundance 2016

Another terrific Sundance Film Festival is slowly coming to a close, and they've just announced the short film winners. You can watch the awards presentation below, and also check out who won after the video (it starts around 25:00 but there's no audio until 29:00):

Where possible, we've included either a clip or a trailer:

Short Film Grand Jury Prize

Thunder Road / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jim Cummings)

Thunder Road

Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction

The Procedure / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Calvin Lee Reeder)

The Procedure

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction

Maman(s) / France (Director and screenwriter: Maïmouna Doucouré)

Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction

Bacon & God's Wrath / Canada (Director: Sol Friedman) 

Video is no longer available:

Short Film Jury Award: Animation

Edmond / United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Nina Gantz)

Short Film Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance

Grace Glowicki in Her Friend Adam.

Short Film Special Jury Award for Best Direction

Peacock / Czech Republic (Director: Ondřej Hudeček, Screenwriters: Jan Smutny, Ondřej Hudeček)

Congratulations to all of the winners, and here's to more fantastic shorts at next year's Sundance!

For more, see our complete coverage of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

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Surreal to see someone go from their first role as a pharmacy clerk to winning a Sundance award for their performance in the span of 5 years. Massive congrats, Grace!

January 27, 2016 at 8:42AM


Not to be a wet blanket but the short film awards are mostly pointless and arbitrary, particularly in acting categories. The only short worth seeing this year was Peacock, very weak year all around in the features and shorts categories. It happens, they'll rebound next year.

January 31, 2016 at 4:58AM


some really great work here. truly inspired.

February 1, 2016 at 7:02PM, Edited February 1, 7:02PM

alex collier
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