Sundance Film Festival's 2010 World Competition award winners

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Among the many awards presented at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival ceremony in Park City, Utah, on January 30, the World Cinema Prizes for international film winners follow:

World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary
The Red Chapel (Det Røde Kapel) directed by Mads Brügger (Denmark). An eccentric trio travel to North Korea in the guise of a cultural exchange to challenge the regime.

World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic
Animal Kingdom, written and directed by David Michôd (Australia). A 17-year-old boy is caught between a criminal family and a detective who claims he can rescue him.

World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary
Space Tourists, directed by Christian Frei (Switzerland). An exploration of the impact of space tourism on the heavens and earth.

World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic
Southern District, directed and written by Juan Carlos Valdivia (Bolivia). A bourgeois family witness social change beginning to penetrate their insulated world. The film also won the World Cinema Screenwriting Award.

World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary
His & Hers, cinematographers: Kate McCullough and Michael Lavelle (Ireland). A 90-year-old love story told over 70 days at different stages of their lives.

World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic
The Man Next Door ( El Hombre de al Lado). Directors/cinematographers Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat (Argentina). An incident over two neighbors' common wall sparks a conflict.

World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Dramatic for Breakout Performance
Tatiana Maslany for her role as a starry-eyed teenager in Grown Up Movie Star (Canada).

World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Documentary
Enemies of the People, directed by Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath (Cambodia/UK). A watershed account of Cambodian history.

World Cinema Documentary Editing Award
A Film Unfinished, edited by Joëlle Alexis (Germany/Israel). About Nazi-produced propaganda films.

Among the 117 feature-length films, 39 countries were represented. Contenders were selected from 1,804 international feature-length film submissions. Highlights from the awards ceremony can be viewed on the Festival website, www.sundance.org/festival.

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