In the week that saw Brian Golden Davis’ documentary secure a distribution deal with Discovery Communications’ Animal Planet and Lionsgate, the film also left Park City with two top awards.


The Million Dollar Duck won the narrative jury and audience awards for best documentary feature on Thursday night.

Paul Taylor’s Driftwood claimed the juried narrative feature awards while Honey Buddies by Alex Simmons took the audience award.

“Congratulations to all of the filmmakers this year. Outside of winning a Sparky, as a collective they showed us the power of real independent film and how much it enriches our lives,” said Slamdance president and co-founder Peter Baxter.


Narrative Feature
Honey Buddies, dir Alex Simmons

The Million Dollar Duck, dir Brian Golden Davis


Narrative Feature
Driftwood, dir Paul Taylor

Honourable Mention for Acting
Tomas Pais and Edouard Holdener in Hunky Dory, dir Michael Curtis Johnson

The Million Dollar Duck, dir Brian Golden Davis

Art Of The Prank, dir Andrea Marini

Documentary Short
If Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy, dir Mea de Jong

Honourable Mention for Cinematography
Mike Gioulakis for The Bullet, dir Jordan Bahat.


Narrative Short
Winter Hymns, dir Dusty Mancinelli

Honourable Mention for Narrative Short
The Beast, dir Daina Oniunas Pusic

Animation Short
My Dad, dir Marcus Armitage

Honourable Mention for Animation Short
Flaws, dirJosh Shaffner

Award for Experimental Short
Infrastructures, dir Aurèle Ferrier

Honourable Mention for Experimental Short
Cup Of Stars, dir Ryan Betschart, Tyler Betschart

Award for Anarchy Short
Disco Inferno, dir Alice Waddington

Honourable Mention for Anarchy Short
Gwilliam, dir Brian Lonano

Honourable Mention for Anarchy Short
Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston?, dir Gabriel Sunday


Spirit of Slamdance Award
Cast and crew of Fursonas, dir Dominic Rodriguez

Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmaking Grand Prize
Small Talk, dir Hilary Campbell

Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmaking Honourable Mention
You Will Find A Way, dir A.J. Molle 

Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmaking Honourable Mention
Eyes Of The City, dir Luke Randall.