Awards & Winners

Karyn Kusama

Date of Birth 21-March-1968
Place of Birth Brooklyn
(United States of America, New York City, New York, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Karyn K. Kusama
Profession Film director, Screenwriter, Television Director
Karyn Kusama is an American film director who had her breakthrough with Girlfight, her first feature film. She wrote the screenplay and directed the film at age 27. It was released in 2000 and won the Director's Prize and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival. The independent feature film with a budget of around US$1 Million was critically well received. It brought in US$1,667,000. It took two years to find financing for the film. After financing fell through shortly before shooting began, Girlfight was fully financed by film-maker John Sayles whom she worked for as an assistant at that time.

Awards by Karyn Kusama

Check all the awards nominated and won by Karyn Kusama.


Nominations 2001 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature Girlfight


Sundance Film Festival Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic
Honored for : Girlfight
Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize - U.S. Dramatic
Honored for : Girlfight
Gotham Open Palm Award
Honored for : Girlfight

Nominations 2000 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Gotham Open Palm Award Girlfight