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TRIBECA 2016 Awards

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Tribeca Film Festival announces its winners

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- European films won big at New York, winning awards in the International Narrative Feature category as well as the Nora Ephron Prize and the Storyscapes Award

Tribeca Film Festival announces its winners
Kjell Vassdal's El Clásico

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff (running between 13 - 24 April), has announced the winners of its competition categories: the Award for Best Narrative Feature went to Dean (USA), written and directed by Demetri Martin, with the Award for Best International Narrative Feature going to Junction 48 [+see also:
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(USA, Germany, Israel), written and directed by Udi Aloni, and Craig Atkinson’s Do Not Resist (USA) being named Best Documentary Feature.

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In the International Narrative Feature Film competition, the following European films also won awards: Best Cinematography went to Kjell Vassdal for El Clásico [+see also:
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(Norway) and Best Screenplay went to Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paolo Genovese, Paola Mammini and Rolando Ravello for the Italian film Perfect Strangers [+see also:
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(read the news). Radhika Apte was also named Best Actress in this category for her performance in Clean Shaven, a part of Madly (USA, UK, India, Australia, Argentina, Japan).

Virtual reality was highlighted at this year’s edition of Tribeca, with 23 virtual-reality exhibits and interactive storytelling installations. The festival recognises groundbreaking approaches in storytelling and technology with its Storyscapes Award, which, for 2016, was presented to the French-UK VR project Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness created by Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton and James Spinney (read the interview).

Tribeca’s Nora Ephron Prize, in recognition of the remarkable female filmmaker’s legacy, which aims to inspire a new generation of female writers and directors, went to the British director, writer and editor Rachel Tunnard, for her film Adult Life Skills [+see also:
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This year's festival included 102 features, 74 short films and 38 immersive storytelling projects from 42 countries.

Here is the list of 2016 Tribeca Film Festival international winners:

International Narrative Feature Competition

Best International Narrative Feature
Junction 48 [+see also:
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 - Udi Aloni

Best Actor in an International Narrative Feature Film
Alan Sabbagh – The Tenth Man

Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film
Radhika Apte – "Clean Shaven", a part of Madly

Best Cinematography in an International Narrative Feature Film
Kjell Vassdal El Clásico [+see also:
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interview: Halkawt Mustafa
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Best Screenplay in an International Narrative Feature Film
Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paolo Genovese, Paola Mammini, and Rolando Ravello Perfect Strangers [+see also:
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Short Film Competition

Best Narrative Short
Hold On (Houvast) - Charlotte Scott-Wilson (Netherlands)
Special Jury Mention
The Chauffeur - Brian Burton (US)

Best Documentary Short
Extremis - Dan Krauss (US)
Special Jury Mention
Northbound - Jørn Nyseth Ranum (Norway)

Student Visionary Award
Yi Liu - Ping Pong Coach (Taiwan/US)

Other Awards

Storyscapes Award
Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton and James Spinney - Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness

The Nora Ephron Prize
Rachel Tunnard – Adult Life Skills [+see also:
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