Sundance Winners: Jim: The James Foley Story & Weiner

Two of our latest acquisitions have won awards at this years Sundance Film Festival; Jim: The James Foley Story taking the US Documentary Audience Award and Weiner taking the U.S. Grand Jury Prize Award: Documentary

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U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary              

Weiner, directed by Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegman

A huge entourage of collaborators join the directors onstage. Lotta kinetic energy and heavy breathing among them.

Steinberg: “We didn’t know this would happen and it’s incredible. Being around all you filmmakers is heartwarming. To all the supporters out there...and Sundance institute. There have been so many people who supported this film.”

Kriegman: “Wow, this is such an honor. We’re so happy to be here at Sundance. We can’t believe this. It’s incredible We want to thank you, editor and producers.. This was an amazing team. We are so lucky to be a part of this community. Thank you so much.”

Taika introduces Franklin Leonard, a film executive and the founder of The Black List.

Audience Award: U.S. Documentary

Jim: The James Foley Storydirected by Brian Oakes

Oakes is followed onstage by six associates, including John and Diane Foley.

Oakes: “Thank you very much for the audience award. I’ll say I knew Jim my entire life. He was the kind of guy who when he walked in the room, the party started. So this is the perfect award for him.”