The Tribeca Film Festival dished awards and over $150,000 in prize money to a slew of competition films tonight.
In the World Competition, the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature went to When We Leave (Die Fremde), the German film written and directed by Feo Aladag. The Best New Narrative Filmmaker prize went to Kim Chapiron for Dog Pound, the French film written by Chapiron and Jeremie Delon. Best Actor in a Narrative Feature went to Eric Elmosnino for Gainsbourg, Je t’Aime…Moi Non Plus, the French film directed by Joann Sfar. Best Actress in a Narrative Feature went to Sibell Kekilli for When We Leave.
Best Documentary Feature Prize went to the Alexandra Codina-directed Monica & David, and Best New Documentary Filmmaker prize went to Clio Barnard for the UK film The Arbor.
In the New York competition, the Best New York Narrative went to Monogamy, directed by Dana Adam Shapiro, who wrote the script with Evan M. Weiner. Best New York Documentary prize went to The Woodmans, directed by C. Scott Willis.
In the Short Film category, the Best Narrative Short prize went to the South African film Father Christmas Doesn’t Come Here, directed by Bekhi Sibiya and written by Sibongile Nkosana and Bongi Ndaba. Best Documentary Short went to White Lines & The Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug, directed and written by Travis Senger. The Student Visionary Award went to some boys don’t leave, directed by Maggie Kiley and written by Kiley and Matthew Mullen.
Prizes were also awarded for Virtual Categories, meaning the film that were featured as part of Tribeca’s inaugural VOD program. The J.B. Ghuman Jr-directed Spork won Best Feature and the Melanie Schiele-directed Delilah, Before won Best Short.