'20,000 Days On Earth' and 'God Help the Girl' pick up prizes at annual independent film festival

Films involving Nick Cave and Belle and Sebastian were among the winners at the Sundance Film Festival Awards.

Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days On Earth won two awards at the ceremony, which marks the close of the annual independent film festival and took place on Saturday (January 25). Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard received the directing award in the category of World Cinema Documentary, with Jonathan Amos picking up the Editing Award.

God Help the Girl, Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch’s debut film, was awarded with a special jury award in the category of Delightful Ensemble Performance, and How the Director Brought His Own Unique Universe into Cinema.

Meanwhile, Low Down, which stars Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea, won the award for Cinematography. Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis is among the film’s producers with Glenn Close and Elle Fanning among the cast members.

Beastie Boys‘ Ad-Rock and Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie both scored films set which premiered at Sundance this year. Gibbard scored Laggies, a dark comedy featuring Keira Knightley and Chloe Moretz while Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, has provided the score for No-No: A Dockumentary, a baseball film telling the story of Pittsburgh player Dock Ellis, who is believed to have thrown a perfect game in 1970 while on acid.