Writer-director Talya Lavie’s Israeli film took the Tribeca Film Festival‘s Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature at the awards ceremony tonight in NYC. The Hebrew-language Zero Motivation is about everyday life in a unit of young female Israeli soldiers who pass time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper and counting the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Paul Schneider was named Best Actor in a Narrative Feature for director Angus MacLachlan’s Goodbye To All That, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi took Best Actress for Human Capital. Best Documentary feature went to director Marshall Curry’s Point And Shoot, about a sheltered American who joins the Libyan rebel army to take arms again Gaddafi — only to be captured and held in solitary confinement for six months. Here is the full list of winners:
WORLD NARRATIVE COMPETITION CATEGORIES:
• The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Zero Motivation, written and directed by Talya Lavie (Israel).
• Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film –Paul Schneider as Otto in Goodbye to All That, directed by Angus MacLachlan (USA).
• Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Valeria Bruni Tedeschi as Carla Bernaschi in Human Capital, directed by Paolo Virzi (Italy, France).
• Best Cinematography – Cinematography by Damian García, for Güeros, directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios (Mexico).
• Best Screenplay – The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, written and directed by Guillaume Nicloux (France).
• Best Narrative Editing – Five Star, edited, directed and written by Keith Miller (USA).
WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION CATEGORIES:
• Best Documentary Feature – Point and Shoot, directed by Marshall Curry (USA).
• Best Documentary Editing – Ne Me Quitte Pas, edited, written and directed by Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden (Netherlands, Belgium).
BEST NEW NARRATIVE DIRECTOR COMPETITION:
• Best New Narrative Director – Josef Wladyka director of Manos Sucias (Columbia, USA).
BEST NEW DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR COMPETITION:
• Best New Documentary Director – Alan Hicks