Sundance Film Festival 2023 Award Winners (Updating Live)

As the first in-person Sundance Film Festival since 2020 draws to a close, it’s time to see which films are taking home the festival’s most coveted awards. While there are many ways to measure success at Sundance — and many filmmakers are certainly more interested in a big sale than a trophy — the awards are nevertheless an important way of measuring which films resonated with the Park City crowd.

Friday’s award ceremony is the culmination of what has already been a very eventful festival. Despite the multitude of changes that the independent film world and the streaming industry are currently undergoing, this year’s festival still featured its share of buzzy premieres and splashy acquisitions. One of the most talked about movies in Park City has been Chloe Domont’s erotic thriller “Fair Play,” which sold to Netflix for a reported price of $20 million. The festival also featured some notable surprise additions to the lineup, including the Brett Kavanaugh documentary “Justice” and the shocking North Korea documentary “Beyond Utopia,” both of which were kept under wraps due to the sensitive nature of the reporting required to make them.

Keep reading for a complete list of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival Award winners, which will be updated as more awards are given out.


U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary


Audience Award: U.S. Documentary

Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic

Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic

Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary

Audience Award: NEXT



Directing Award: U.S. Documentary

Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic

Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary

Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic

Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award: U.S. Documentary


Short Film Grand Jury Prize

Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction

Short Film Jury Award: Nonfiction

Short Film Jury Award: Animation

Short Film Special Jury Award: Ensemble Cast

Short Film Special Jury Award: Screenwriting

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