Saturday, April 29, 2017

WINNERS FROM THE 2017 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL


While the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival still has a day to go before calling it a wrap, all the films competing for prizes have been shown and winners have now been selected. "Keep The Change", director Rachel Israel’s feature about two autistic people who face challenges after falling in love, was chosen as Best Narrative Feature while "Bobbi Jene", a doc which follows American dancer, Bobbi Jene Smith returning home after performing with the famous Israeli dance company, Batsheva, took Best Documentary Feature as well as prizes for it's editing and cinematography. "Son of Sofia (O Gios tis Sofias)", Elina Psikou's story of an eleven year old boy returning to Greece to be with his mother and discovering he now has a new father, was picked as Best International Narrative. There was even a prize given for Best Snapchat Short and that went to Annie Hubbard for "Magic Show".

Here is a partial list of the winners from the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival:

U.S. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION WINNERS

Best Narrative Feature: "Keep the Change"
Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film: Alessandro Nivola, "One Percent More Humid"
Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film: Nadia Alexander, "Blame"
Best Cinematography in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film: Chris Teague, "Love After Love"



Best Screenplay in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film: Angus MacLachlan, "Abundant Acreage Available"

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION WINNERS

Best International Narrative Feature: "Son of Sofia (O Gios tis Sofias)" (Greece, Bulgaria, France)
Best Actor in an International Narrative Feature Film: Guillermo Pfening, "Nobody’s Watching (Nadie Nos Mira)" (Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, U.S., Spain)



Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film: Marie Leuenberger, "The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung)" (Switzerland)
Best Cinematography in an International Narrative Feature Film: Mart Taniel, "November" (Estonia, Netherlands, Poland)
Best Screenplay in an International Narrative Feature Film: Bohdan Sláma, "Ice Mother (Bába z ledu)" (Slovakia, France)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION WINNERS:

Best Documentary Feature: "Bobbi Jene" (U.S., Denmark, Israel)
Best Documentary Cinematography: Elvira Lind, "Bobbi Jene"
Best Documentary Editing: Adam Nielson, "Bobbi Jene"
Special Jury Mention: "True Conviction"
Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award: Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra, "A Suitable Girl" (U.S., India)
Special Jury Mention New Documentary: "Hondros"

THE NORA EPHRON PRIZE:

The Nora Ephron Prize: Petra Volpe, writer and director of "The Divine Order" (Switzerland).
Special Jury Mention: "Keep the Change"