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It is the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival! And tonight we watch the Awards show online from Germany, to make a great coverage of what went on, for all our dear readers to grab a look. It just couldn’t get better, with tons of excitement, and the exposure and appreciation of diverse tastes, and talented directors of incredible films, bringing their views and insight to incredible stories and plots, of all types of varieties, and styles.
The Tribeca Film Festival was co-founded by Robert De Niro and has gained special interest and value to all the different directors out there who create independent films. It has become a medium to present their work. The collaboration and founding sponsor American Express, awarded many directors with great prizes. Tonight’s ceremony was hosted in New York City, at the W. Union Square.
The night started with the awards host, Gideon Yago. He started the awards mentioning that tonight; it’s been the time to see and hear from the filmmakers, directors that brought their talent to the festival.
The evening counted with many festival juries. Chief Geoff Gilmore presented chief creative officer the first two awards of the night. The first award of the evening went to Rider and Shiloh Strong with Dungeon Master.
The best feature film went to Donner Unknown by Jerry Rosswell. The award contain a price of $25.000 by the founding partner American Express, and also an artistic award by Chanel, a piece valued in $35.000. As the awards went on the first jury award, was presented by Ahmed Ahmed Juror. He presented the Student visionary award: Whose prize consisted on a Mac pro Desktop donated by Apple, valued at $35,000. The film was admired by appreciating its detail. “Sometimes Less is more,” said Ahmmed Ahmmed, referring to the film Rooms, by Johanna Jurewicz.
One of the most outstanding films of the night that reflected the experienced trauma in time of war, where a man struggles for his legacy, was the film Incident in New Baghdad by James Spione. He went to the stage and thanked saying: “It is a small firm, which was made by only four people”. He gave special acknowledgements and appreciation to Ethan McCore referring to him as: “A man that went to Irak as one person, and came back as another, what amazed me was his incredible courage in coming back and telling what he experienced there.
The comedian Denis Leary Juror presented the best Narrative Short award. He mentioned that it was a difficult category. “ There were about 40 short films, and we were only able to pick 2 films, very difficult”, he said. He tried to bring a little bit of the publics attention to the film by saying: “The opening scene in that movie involves a dad shooting his son and its a comedy, it is a terrific movie, terrific acting, and it is their first short film, and the winner is David Leon and Marcus McSweeney, with their film Man and Boy.
The Tribeca Film Festival introduced a new category to the documentary section, the juror, Lauren Hutton presented the Best New Documentary Director. She said, “First I like to give special jury mention, to a film, and honor the films makers of 6 years of hard work, that exposed how a society has collapsed, in the movie Giving Up tomorrow, by Michael Collins.”
The Best new documentary director award went to the film Like Water, by Pablo Croce by opening up a violent world. Croce received his award by saying “This is very Surreal, It was quite a journey, quite an experience personally. We found a treasure behind this whole world.”
A very interesting award category was, the best new narrative director: Which was awarded with 25.000 dollars in cash and 50,000 dollars donated by company 3. The movie was valuated by its extraordinary journey of an outcast. The movie was “emotionally erasing” and the award went to Park Jung-bum, The Journals of Musan.
Later on, Amir Bar-Lev Juror presented the best of the world documentary competition. The award consisted on the best editing, with a prize $5000. The award appreciated the emotional personal narrative exposed in the film, Semper Fi: Always Faithful by Tony Hardmon and Rachel Libert.
Lastly the night ended with several final awards, the final award for best documental feature, for its beauty and literacy the award was given to one of the most outstanding films of the festival Bombay Beach, directed by Alma Har’El. She received the award saying these words “ It was just overwhelming, to see how people just respond to the film” She gave special thanks to her team who were open to do something different, and ended up saying “Go visit Bombay Beach is really cool”.
By the end of the awards, there were other films mentioned and awarded by the precious experience, which take us to various journeys, which make these films special. The juror Rula Jebreal mentioned, the 1st award best screenplay, which was an anonymously award given by the jury, to the film by Jannnicke Systad, Turn me on Godammit.
The night ended up mentioning and depicting the best cinematography in a narrative feature, for a vivid depiction of external and internal landscape, awarding one of the most noticeable films of the night, Artificial Paradises by Luisa Tillinger.
The night finished with emotion. Where many directors, and filmmakers felt content to have a place where their work can be rewarded and shown. The Tribeca Film Festival has become an open door for many directors out there, who are very talented and wait with an inner sigh hoping to have their work appreciated and valued.