(Reuters) - The following is a list of winners in key categories at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, the top U.S. gathering for independent movies made outside Hollywood's major studios.
Winners are chosen from U.S. entries and international entries in two basic categories, dramas and documentaries, and the top films are chosen by both juries as well as audiences.
U.S. CINEMA - Dramatic Films
Jury Prize - "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire"
Audience Award - "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire"
Directing - Cary Joji Fukunaga, "Sin Nombre"
Screenwriting - Nicholas Jasenovec and Charlyne Yi, "Paper Heart"
Cinematography - Adriano Goldman, "Sin Nombre"
U.S. CINEMA - Documentary
Jury Prize - "We Live in Public"
Audience Award - "The Cove"
Directing - Natalia Almada, "El General"
Editing - Karen Schmeer, "Sergio"
Cinematography - Bob Richman, "The September Issue"
WORLD CINEMA - Dramas
Jury Prize - "The Maid"
Audience Award - "An Education"
Directing - Oliver Hirschbiegel, "Five Minutes to Heaven"
Screenwriting - Guy Hibbert, "Five Minutes to Heaven"
Cinematography - John De Borman, "An Education"
WORLD CINEMA - Documentaries
Jury Prize - "Rough Aunties"
Audience Award - "Afghan Star"
Directing - Havana Marking, "Afghan Star"
Editor - Janus Billeskov Jansen, Thomas Papapetros, "Burma
Cinematography - John Maringouin, "Big River Man"
Originality - Benoit Delepine, Gustave de Kervern,
World Cinema Documentary - "Tibet in Song"
World Cinema Acting - Catalina Saavedra, "The Maid"
U.S. Documentary - "Good Hair"
Acting - Mo'Nique, "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire"
Spirit of Independence - "Humpday"
U.S. Jury Prize - "Short Term 12"
International Jury Prize - "Lies"
Reporting by Bob Tourtellotte, editing by Philip Barbara