Tribeca 2014 Festival winners..

 Tribeca winner  Zero Motivation

Tribeca winner Zero Motivation

Indiewire has been covering Tribeca 2014 in depth and has this news story on the recently announced winners. I'm not sure to what extent the festival, held in New York City annually, registers over here despite the involvement of Robert de Niro as president and co founder. Nevertheless I've been keeping my eye on some of the entries (see here) in the hope that they make it over to the UK in some fashion. In particular I'd like to catch Zero Motivation and Goodbye to All That.


This year saw Israeli director Talya Lavie's dark comedy Zero Motivation take two awards: Best Narrative Feature and the Nora Ephron Prize, given to a female writer or director with a distinctive voice.

The Kidnapping of Houellebecq won Special Jury Mention in the Narrative Feature competition and the prize for Best Screenplay. Paul Schneider picked up Best Actor for Goodbye to All That.  Valeria Bruni Tedeschi won the Best Actress award for Human Capital.

In the World Documentary Competition, Point and Shoot by Marshall Curry won the Best Documentary Feature prize.  Regarding Susan Sontag earned a special Jury mention.

The full list of winners:

World Narrative Competition

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – "Zero Motivation"
Special Jury Mention: "The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq"

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Paul Schneider,  "Goodbye to All That"

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Valeria Bruni Tedeschi as Carla Bernaschi, "Human Capital"

Best Cinematography – Damian García, "Güeros"

Best Screenplay – Guillaume Nicloux, "The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq"

Best Narrative Editing – Keith Miller, "Five Star" 

World Documentary Competition

Best Documentary Feature – "Point and Shoot" 
Special Jury Mention: "Regarding Susan Sontag"

Best Documentary Editing – Sabne Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden, "Ne Me Quitte Pas"

Best New Narrative Director Competition

Best New Narrative Director – Josef Wladyka, "Manos Sucias"
Special Jury Mention: Alonso Ruizpalacios, "Güeros"
Best New Documentary Director Competition

Best New Documentary Director – Alan Hicks, "Keep On Keepin’ On"

Short Film Competition

Best Narrative Short – "The Phone Call"

Best Documentary Short – "One Year Lease"
Special Jury Mention: "The Next Part"

Student Visionary Award – "Nesma’s Bird"
Special Jury Mention: "Cycloid"
Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia

Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia: "Clouds"
The Nora Ephron Prize

The Nora Ephron Prize: "Zero Motivation"
Special Jury Mention: "I Won’t Come Back"

Tribeca Online Festival

Tribeca Online Festival Best Feature Film: "Vara: A Blessing"

Tribeca Online Festival Best Short Film: "Love in the Time of March Madness"


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