Sundance Film Festival award winners 1993

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1. Ruby in Paradise (1993)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman struggles for independence and identity in a small Florida tourist town.

Director: Victor Nunez | Stars: Ashley Judd, Todd Field, Bentley Mitchum, Allison Dean

Votes: 2,262 | Gross: $1.00M

Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

2. Public Access (1993)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Ron Marquette, Bert Williams, Leigh Hunt, John Renshaw

Votes: 804

Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

3. Silverlake Life: The View from Here (1993)

99 min | Documentary

A documentary about two gay men as they live through their last months of life with AIDS.

Directors: Peter Friedman, Tom Joslin | Stars: Liane Bonin, Tom Joslin, Mark Massi

Votes: 415

Grand Jury Prize Documentary

4. Fly by Night (1992)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

Rich is a naive wanna be rapper who gets the opportunity of a life-time when he get the chance to join I in his rap-group, the only problem is that I is a hardcore rapper who lives the words of his raps while he merely is out to entertain.

Director: Steve Gomer | Stars: Jeffrey D. Sams, Ron Brice, David Adami, Sharon Angela

Votes: 170

Filmmakers Trophy Dramatic

5. El Mariachi (1992)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos, Peter Marquardt

Votes: 60,096 | Gross: $2.04M

Audience Award Dramatic

6. Something Within Me (1993)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Filmmakers Trophy, Special Jury Prize. The teachers and principal of St. Augustine's school, located in the poorest section of the South... See full summary »

Director: Emma Morris | Stars: Tom Pilecki, Gary Schall

Votes: 24

Audience Award Documentary

7. An Ambush of Ghosts (1993)

92 min | Drama

A teenage boy tries to come to grips with his mother's insanity, caused by the loss of his younger brother earlier. He forms an unlikely friendship with a classmate on the run for murder.

Director: Everett Lewis | Stars: David Arquette, Alan Boyce, Geneviève Bujold, Bruce Davison

Votes: 44

Excellence in Cinematography Award Dramatic

8. Children of Fate: Life and Death in a Sicilian Family (1993)

85 min | Documentary

In 1961, Robert Young and Michael Roemer shot a gritty documentary in Palermo's Cortile Cascino, a slum reserved for rag pickers and scavengers. Thirty years later, Young's son and ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Roemer, Susan Todd, Andrew Young, Robert M. Young

Votes: 25

Excellence in Cinematography Award Documentary

9. Combination Platter (1993)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

The story of one man desperately trying to obtain a green card by marrying an American woman.

Director: Tony Chan | Stars: Jeffrey Lau, Coleen O'Brien, Chit-Man Chan, Colin Mitchell

Votes: 152

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award

10. Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992)

R | 92 min | Drama

Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Harris | Stars: Ariyan A. Johnson, Kevin Thigpen, Ebony Jerido, Chequita Jackson

Votes: 768 | Gross: $0.48M

Special Jury Recognition

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