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TRIBECA 2017 Awards

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European titles scoop a raft of awards at Tribeca

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- Continental films such as Son of Sofia feature heavily on the list of international winners at this year’s US gathering

European titles scoop a raft of awards at Tribeca
Son of Sofia by Elina Psykou

Last night, the 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival (running from 19-30 April) announced the winners of its competition categories. The Best US Narrative Award went to Keep the Change, written and directed by Rachel Israel, who also won the Best New Narrative Director Award. Best International Narrative Feature went to Son of Sofia [+see also:
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(Greece/Bulgaria/France), written and directed by Elina Psykou, and Best Documentary Feature was bestowed upon Bobbi Jene [+see also:
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(USA/Denmark/Israel) by Elvira Lind, which also received the Best Documentary Cinematography and Editing Awards.

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The jurors of the International Narrative Feature Film competition, Willem Dafoe, Peter Fonda, Tavi Gevinson, Alessandro Nivola and Ruth Wilson, awarded European films or co-productions in practically all of the categories. Specifically, Best Actor went to Guillermo Pfening for Nobody’s Watching [+see also:
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(Colombia/Argentina/Brazil/USA/Spain), Best Actress to Marie Leuenberger for The Divine Order [+see also:
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(Switzerland), Best Cinematography to Mart Taniel for November [+see also:
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(Estonia/Netherlands/Poland) and Best Screenplay to Bohdan Sláma for Ice Mother [+see also:
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(Czech Republic/Slovakia/France).

For the fifth year in a row, Tribeca has supported innovation in all forms of storytelling. Treehugger: Wawona won the Storyscapes Award for its immersive storytelling, while Chris Fonseca: Keep It Moving received the Tribeca X Award, in recognition of its melding of advertising and entertainment. Finally, Tribeca Snapchat Shorts became a new official category, with Magic Show winning the award.

Tribeca’s Nora Ephron Prize, which aims to inspire a new generation of female filmmakers, went to Swiss writer-director Petra Volpe, the filmmaker behind The Divine Order, for the film’s “intrepid and compassionate storytelling, beautiful cinematography and complex characterisation of the female experience”.

This year’s festival included 97 feature-length films, 57 shorts and 30 immersive storytelling projects from 41 countries.

Here is the full list of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival international winners:

International Narrative Feature Competition

Best International Narrative Feature
Son of Sofia [+see also:
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- Elina Psykou (Greece/Bulgaria/France)

Best Actor in an International Narrative Feature Film
Guillermo Pfening – Nobody’s Watching [+see also:
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(Colombia/Argentina/Brazil/USA/Spain)

Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film
Marie Leuenberger The Divine Order [+see also:
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interview: Petra Volpe
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]
(Switzerland)

Best Cinematography in an International Narrative Feature Film
Mart Taniel November [+see also:
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(Estonia/Netherlands/Poland)

Best Screenplay in an International Narrative Feature Film
Bohdan Sláma Ice Mother [+see also:
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(Czech Republic/Slovakia/France)

Documentary Competition

Best Documentary Feature
Bobbi Jene [+see also:
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 - Elvira Lind (USA/Denmark/Israel)

Best Documentary Cinematography
Elvira Lind – Bobbi Jene

Best Documentary Editing
Adam Nielson - Bobbi Jene

Special Jury Mention
True Conviction - Jamie Meltzer (US)

Short Film Competition

Best Narrative Short
Retouch - Kaveh Mazaheri (Iran)

Best Animated Short
Odd Is an Egg - Kristin Ulseth (Norway)

Best Documentary Short
The Good Fight - Ben Holman (USA/UK/Brazil)
Special Jury Mention
Resurface - Josh Izenberg, Wynn Padula (US)

Student Visionary Award
Fry Day - Laura Moss (US)
Special Jury Mention
Dive - Marianne Amelinckx (Venezuela)

Other awards

The Norah Ephron Prize
The Divine Order - Petra Volpe

Storyscapes Award
Treehugger: Wawona - Barnaby Steel, Ersin Han Ersin, Robin McNicholas (UK)

HFM
Film Business Course
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