The culmination of the Sundance Film Festival is the Awards Ceremony. The competition juries, comprised of individuals from the worldwide film community with original and diverse points of view, select films from both the documentary and dramatic categories to receive a range of awards. (This award is for U.S. titles, not world cinema) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sundance_Film_Festival_award_winners
"Per usual, we’re kind of late to the game here. I mean here we are a week into the new decade and the Third Row is probably the last movie web site on the planet to get around to releasing our favorite films of the past ten years – but it’s because we’re thoughtful (or indecisive; semantics). Picking our favorite ten films over such a long stretch of time is not something that we take lightly. Not to mention it’s damn near impossible for 7 people to all agree on the correct titles; much less the order in which they should be displayed. But here we are with quite the stunning list of films, essentially coalescing the last 3650 days into 20 fantabulous hours of cinema. Over the next ten days or so each of the contributors to this list will release their personal choices for best on the decade. Here’s to another 10 years of greatness in film and life and blog. Cheers!" - You can read the full article over at http://www.rowthree.com/2010/01/07/top-ten-of-the-decade-2000-2010/!
Error: Heat (1972) "With high-profile Academy Award nominations and an increasing number of big-name actors eager to sign on to promising projects, independent films have been at the forefront in recent years like never before. But the roots of such critical and commercial successes as The Hurt Locker and Precious can be traced to the first boom of independent cinema in the 1960s, when a raft of talented filmmakers emerged to capture the attention of a rapidly growing audience of young viewers. A thorough overview of a thriving sector of cultural production, the Directory of World Cinema: American Independent chronicles the rise of the independent sector as an outlet for directors who challenge the status quo, yet still produce accessible feature films that find wide audiences and enjoy considerable box office appeal, without sacrificing critical legitimacy. Key directors are interviewed and profiled, and a sizeable selection of films are referenced and reviewed. More than a dozen sub-genres - including African American cinema, queer cinema, documentary, familial dysfunction and exploitation - are individually considered, with an emphasis on their ability to exemplify and engage with tensions inherent in American society. Copious illustrations and a range of research resources round out the volume, making this a truly comprehensive guide. At a time when independent films are enjoying considerable cultural cachet, this easy-to-use yet authoritative guide will find an eager audience in media historians, film studies scholars and movie buffs alike." - List based on the contents of the Book, sorted by chapters: Film of the Year: The Hurt Locker Scoring Cinema: Mulholland Drive African-American Cinema The American Nightmare Chemical World Crime Documentary Exploitation USA Familial Dysfunction Narrative Disorder On the Road Queer Cinema Rural Americana Slackers The Suburbs Underground USA More information on this is also aviable on http://worldcinemadirectory.co.uk/!