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Doreen Ringer-Ross, VP Film/TV Relations, Recaps BMI’s Impact at 2013 Sundance Film Festival

Posted in Blog on February 5, 2013 by
Pictured are (l-r): “Fruitvale” director Ryan Coogler; Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations, BMI; and “Fruitvale” composer Ludwig Goransson.
Pictured are (l-r): “Fruitvale” director Ryan Coogler; Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations, BMI; and “Fruitvale” composer Ludwig Goransson. Photo: Randall Michelson

BMI has been aligned with The Sundance Film Festival since its inception and I always return from the festival inspired.  We have gone through many evolutions with them yet as much as things change and evolve, the one thing that remains consistent at Sundance is their dedication to the discovery and development of brilliant independent artists and audiences who appreciate them.  BMI shares this ideology and it’s one of the reasons we come to the festival every year to support our composers who have scored films in the festival.  We tie our agenda to the goals of the Sundance Composers Lab which we also support….and this year we were thrilled to see so many of our composers with films in the festival.  Our composer/director roundtable was the largest one ever including director Ryan Coogler and composer Ludwig Goransson whose film “Fruitvale” won both the U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award.  Congratulations to all the winners at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

See all of BMI’s coverage of Sundance 2013

Sundance Festival Award Winners

U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic: Fruitvale
U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary: Blood Brother
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic: Jiseul
World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary: A River Changes Course

Audience Award: U. S. Dramatic presented by Acura: Fruitvale
Audience Award: U.S. Documentary presented by Acura: Blood Brother
Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic: Metro Manila
Audience Award: World Cinema: Documentary: The Square
Audience Award: Best of NEXT: This is Martin Bonner

Directing Award: U. S. Dramatic: Afternoon Delight
Directing Award: U. S. Documentary: Cutie and the Boxer
Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic: Crystal Fairy
Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary: The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear

Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic: Mother of George
Cinematography Award: U. S. Documentary: Dirty Wars
Cinematography Award: World Cinema Dramatic: Lasting
Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary: Who Is Dayani Cristal?

U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking: Inequality for All
U. S. Documentary Special Jury award for Achievement in Filmmaking: American Promise
U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting: Miles Teller & Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now
U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Sound Design: Shane Carruth & Johnny Marshall, Upstream Color
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: Circles
World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Punk Spirit: Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

Editing Award: U. S. Documentary: Gideon’s Army
Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary: The Summit

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic: In A World…
Screenwriting Award: World Cinema Dramatic: Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize: Computer Chess

Short Film Grand Jury Prize: The Whistle
Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction: Whiplash
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction: The Date
Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction: Skinningrove
Short Film Jury Award: Animation: Irish Folk Furniture
Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting: Joel Nagle, Palimpsest
Short Film Special Jury Award: Kahlil Joseph, Until the Quiet Comes
Short Film Audience Award, Presented by YouTube: Catnip: Egress to Oblivion

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