- Parent Category: Events
- Category: Recent Events
- Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 14:41
- Written by Valentina I. Valentini
While Sundance may be known as America’s preeminent film festival, the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has solidified itself as a must-attend cinema event on the East Coast. Co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, the 12th annual TFF recently welcomed well over 65,000 film-lovers to New York City. The Festival hosted 89 features and 60 short films from 38 countries while also offering panels, talks and free community events, including the Tribeca Drive-In series, Family Festival Street Fair, and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day. Attendees also enjoyed the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (with special guest Psy), Tribeca Film Institute Interactive Day, and the new Storyscapes installation at the Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination.
Needless to say, there’s something for everyone at the TFF. And this year the Festival held the first-ever #6SECFILMS Vine competition. Jurors Adam Goldberg, Penny Marshall and the team from 5-Second Films selected from a short list of nearly 40 Vines (narrowed down from over 400 entries) to name winners in the categories of Auteur, Series, Animation and Genre — and each winner received a $600 cash prize (a Benjamin for each second). “The TFF programming team and the #6SECFILMS jury were looking for six-second films with a story, distinct voice and overall quality,” said Genna Terranova, the TFF’s director of programming. “We were most impressed with the creativity at play when it came to the submissions. After all, making a film or even telling a story in six seconds is not an easy feat. These ‘Viners’ rose to the challenge.” To view the winning films, download Vine and search for @KevyPizza, @creepycrawler, @JethroAmes or @MattSwinsky
Below are some of the TFF award winners and films lauded for their boldness and beauty:
The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature: The Rocket, directed by Kim Mordaunt (Australia).
Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature Film: Before Snowfall, cinematography by Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen; directed by Hisham Zaman (Germany, Norway).
Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature Film: The Broken Circle Breakdown, written by Carl Joos and Felix van Groeningen; directed by Felix van Groeningen (Netherlands, Belgium).
Best New Narrative Director: Whitewash, directed by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais (Canada).
Best Documentary Feature: The Kill Team, directed by Dan Krauss (USA).
Best New Documentary Director: Oxyana, directed by Sean Dunne (USA).
Nora Ephron Prize: Farah Goes Bang, written and directed by Meera Menon.