24 January 2013 12:49 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

As the 2013 Sundance Film Festival begins to wind down, the winning short films in competition were announced at a ceremony Jan. 22.Taking home Sundance’s short film special jury award for acting was Joel Nagle, for his starring role in “Palimpsest.” Nagle, who’s appeared in “All My Children,” “Guiding Light” and numerous short films, plays a house tuner who provides his clients with an odd form of therapy by examining the subtle details of their homes. The film was directed by Michael Tyburski, who co-wrote the screenplay with Ben Nabors.Polish director Grzegorz Zariczny’s “The Whistle,” about a soccer referee who decides to change his life, is this year’s grand jury prize-winning short film, while the jury award for U.S. fiction shorts was given to writer-director Damien Chazelle for his film “Whiplash,” which centers on a drummer who joins a leading jazz orchestra. Finnish writer-director Jenni Toivoniemi »

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