Friday, April 27, 2012

2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Award Winners

The 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), announced the award winners of its competition categories yesterday (April 26, 2012) at an awards ceremony held at the Conrad New York Hotel in Downtown Manhattan.

Here are the winners for the World Narrative Competition Categories awarded by jury members Patricia Clarkson, Dakota Fanning, Mike Newell, Lisa Schwarzbaum, Jim Sheridan, and Irwin Winkler:

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature
  • War Witch (Rebelle) directed by Kim Nguyen - Canada
Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film
  • Dariel Arrechada and Javier Nuñez in Una Noche
    directed by Lucy Mulloy - UK, USA, Cuba
Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film
  • Rachel Mwanza in War Witch
    directed by Kim Nguyen - Canada
Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature Film
  • Trevor Forrest and Shlomo Godder for Una Noche
    directed by Lucy Mulloy - UK, USA, Cuba
Special Jury Mention: Cinematography
  • Alex Catalan for Unit 7
    directed by Alberto Rodríguez - Spain
Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature Film
  • Daniel Burman and Sergio Dubcovsky for All In (La Suerte en Tus Manos)
    directed by Daniel Burman - Argentina
Best New Narrative Director
  • Lucy Mulloy for Una Noche - UK, USA, Cuba
Special Jury Mention: Best New Narrative
  • Patricia Benoit for Stones in the Sun - Haiti, USA
  • Sharon Bar-Ziv for Room 514 (Heder 514) - Israel

See the full list of winners including documentary and short film categories at the official TFF website.

Good to see Rebelle/War Witch is continuing its strong success since its premiere at the Berlinale in January. There's still many months to go but I think this win makes it a strong favorite to represent Canada at next year's Oscars.

The Cuban film Una Noche sounds very interesting as well. According to the jury: "reveals a Havana we could never otherwise see, in its jumble of vibrant life, decay, and making do. There’s a ‘you are there’ documentary immediacy to the picture, shot on the fly and in the streets, that keeps us enthralled."

Which of the winners do you look forward to seeing the most?


Michaël Parent said...

Probably Rebelle and Una Noche... But I haven't read much about the other films presented... Nice work as usual!

Diana said...

As expected, the ones with most wins under their belts- Una noche and War Witch! Maybe I'll catch them in a festival soon! Great post, thanks for the information!

d_4 said...

I just kept seeing Una Noche get mentioned and noticed it was Cuban... that one sounds like it could be real interesting.

365 moviesandsongs365 said...

You're my film festival go-to guy, thanks again for providing coverage. I have not heard of any of the winners, I will check the trailers ,if available!

Bonjour Tristesse said...

 Yeah they both sound great. Hopefully Rebelle gets a release here before the fall.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Thanks for visiting Diana.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Yeah that one looks pretty good. Interestingly, one of the two wining Cuban actors 'disappeared' shortly after arriving in the US for the festival.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence!

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