Short with Austin-based producer wins Sundance Jury Award

A still from “The Procedure”

“The Procedure,” a short film written and directed by  Calvin Lee Reeder, won the Sudance Short Film Jury Award for U.S. Fictionb.

It was produced by Bears Fonte, former programming director for the Austin Film Festival and current director of programming (and founder) of Other Worlds Austin.

The festival screened 72 short films. The short film jurors were Amazon Studios development executive Gina Kwon, “Key and Peele” comedian Keegan-Michael Key and newly-minted MTV film critic Amy Nicholson.

The complete list of winners follows:

2016 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Jury Awards:

Short Film Grand Jury Prize: “Thunder Road” / U.S.A. (Written and directed by Jim Cummings )

Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction: “The Procedure” / U.S.A. (Written and directed by Calvin Lee Reeder)

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction: “Maman(s)” / France (Written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré )

Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction: “Bacon & God’s Wrath” / Canada (Directed by Sol Friedman)

Short Film Jury Award: Animation: “Edmond”/ United Kingdom (Written and directed by Nina Gantz)

Short Film Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance: Grace Glowicki for “Her Friend Adam.”

Short Film Special Jury Award for Best Direction: “Peacock” / Czech Republic (Directed by Ondřej Hudeček, Written by Jan Smutny and Ondřej Hudeček)


Author: Joe Gross

Joe Gross has covered books, movies, music and culture for the American-Statesman since 2002. He tweets at @joegross.

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