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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY AT&T, ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR 2020 JURY COMPETITION AND ART AWARDS

01/05/2020

Press Materials: https://tribeca1.app.box.com/s/3p5022e86u0a99b7r3nmf5wbkk50pul2

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL , PRESENTED BY AT&T, ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR 2020 JURY COMPETITION AND ART AWARDS

Winners for The Founders Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature, Best International Feature and Best Documentary Feature among others selected for 2020 Festival announced online

NEW YORK, NY- April 29, 2020 - The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the winners for the 2020 juried competition, awarding top honors from this year's program. Tribeca has continued its commitment to celebrating storytellers while the 19th edition, previously set to take place April 15-26, 2020 in New York City, is being rescheduled.

The Half of It was honored with The Founders Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature; The Hater for Best International Narrative Feature; and Socks On Fire for Best Documentary Feature. Shorts awards went to No More Wings for Best Narrative Short; My Father The Mover for Best Documentary Short; Friends for Best Animated Short and Cru-Raw for the Student Visionary Award. The Nora Ephron Award went to director Ruthy Pribar for her feature, Asia. The award was created seven years ago to honor excellence in storytelling by a female writer or director who embodies the spirit and boldness of the late filmmaker. The full list of films and filmmakers honored are highlighted below.

First, our focus was to ensure our industry and filmmaking community could continue to connect and develop their careers. To support that mission, we are bringing a mix of programming online that celebrates and promotes creators. The programming includes the N.O.W. Creators Market, Jury and Art Awards, our Industry Extranet Resource Hub, and the brand storytelling Tribeca X Awards.

We are fortunate that technology allowed for our jury to come together this year to honor our filmmakers, said Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. Despite not being able to be together physically, we were still able to support our artists, which has always been at the heart of the Festival.

While we are not yet able to celebrate these incredible films at their premieres, we are so proud to celebrate them in partnership with our generous jurors through our 2020 Tribeca awards, said Festival Director Cara Cusumano. The jury chose to recognize a daring, innovative, entertaining, diverse group of films and filmmakers, and the Festival is pleased to honor all of them with our first ever virtual awards ceremony.

Tribeca's Art Awards, in partnership with CHANEL, honor winners in select categories with original pieces from ten world-class artists, a tradition since the Festival's beginning. This year's selections were curated by notable gallerist Vito Schnabel.

As announced in early April, select programming from the 2020 edition was made available online for the public, industry, and press. This included: Immersive programming/Cinema360, the N.O.W. Creators Market, Tribeca X, Extranet Industry Resource Hub. Additional online programming will be announced in the coming weeks including Tribeca Talks @ Home, which debuted last week with Cinema360 discussions and will continue on May 3rd featuring the creators of selections from the 2020 program. More information can be found here. Projects included are: Bad Education (HBO), Inheritance (DirecTV/Vertical), I Promise (Quibi), Normal People (Hulu), Not Going Quietly, The Great (Hulu), The Half of It (Netflix).

Winners of the juried awards, presented by AT&T; Art Awards in partnership with CHANEL; Tribeca X, sponsored by PwC; and the jury participants are as follows:

U.S. NARRATIVE COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

The jury comprised of Cherien Dabis, Terry Kinney and Lucas Hedges awarded the following:

Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature - The Half of It, directed by Alice Wu.

Jury Comment: The film is so charming, it's so energetic, it's so fun, it's so well-paced, it's directed with such a sure hand, it's a really confident film and the characters are really well drawn and the actors were fantastic.

Art Award: Julian Schnabel's Le Scaphandre et le Papillon, 2007. Oil on map.

Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film - Assol Abdullina, Materna.

Jury Comment: Assol just has so much compelling energy; her emotions ran so deep we cared about her dilemma.

Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film - Steve Zahn, Cowboys.

Jury Comment: Steve showed great range in playing this character.

Best Cinematography in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film - Materna, Greta Zozula, Chananun Chotrungroj, Kelly Jeffrey, Cinematographers.

Jury Comment: The visuals were striking and played with color, light and dark, in a very interesting way.

Special Jury Mention for Cinematography: My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To.

Best Screenplay in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film - Cowboys, Anna Kerrigan, Screenwriter.

Jury Comment: A beautiful portrait of a father and his transgendered son.

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

The jury comprised of Sabine Hoffman, Judith Godr che, Danny Boyle, William Hurt, and Demi n Bichir awarded the following:

Best International Narrative Feature - The Hater (Poland), directed by Jan Komasa.

Jury Comment: Incredibly relevant for today; we were really impressed by the way it portrayed a character that is not immediately empathetic but really got us into the journey and the story.

Art Award: Helen Marden's January Golden Rock, 2020. Watercolor on paper.

Special Jury Mention: Ainu Mosir

Best Actor in an International Narrative Feature Film - Noe Hernandez, Kokoloko (Mexico).

Jury Comment: For his raw and brave performance, taking a giant leap of faith, hand-to-hand with his director.

Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film - Shira Haas, Asia (Israel).
LINK: https://www.tribecafilm.com/press-center/festival/press-releases/tribe...
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