— BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, Grand Jury Prize Winner (the festival’s top prize) - Affonso Goncalves, AFI Editing Class of 1993
— THE RETURN, Jury Prize for International Narrative Short Film - Sevdije Kastrati, AFI Cinematography Class of 2011
— NOBODY WALKS, U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Independent Film Producing - Linda Sena, AFI Production Design Class of 2001
This is the second consecutive year that AFI Conservatory alum have been affiliated with the top prize winning film at Sundance. Last year, LIKE CRAZY – Drake Doremus (AFI Directing Class of 2005), John Gulesarian (AFI Cinematography Class of 2005) and Jonathan Alberts (AFI Editing Class of 2001) – took home the top prize.