Awards for 2016

Best Documentary Short

Sport Documentary (out of competition)

IN-COMPETITION

El Púgil: Angel Manuel Soto (director) (Que te hablé (production company), RYOT Films (distributor))

Special Mention

Narrative Short

WINNER

The Chauffeur: Brian Burton
Jury Comment: "The jury wanted to give a special jury mention to a film that deals with race and class in a way that is entirely unique, cinematically dynamic, and darkly comic. The special jury mention goes to The Chauffeur."

Documentary Short

WINNER

Mot nord: Jørn Nyseth Ranum
Jury Comment: Northbound is "a film that transports the viewer into a meditative mindset. The playful poetry of the skaters in the film provides us with an artful and timeless experience. My fellow jurors and I applaud the filmmaker Jørn Nyseth Ranum and the cinematographer Lukasz Zamaro for making such a beautiful film."

International Narrative Feature

WINNER

El clásico: Halkawt Mustafa
Jury Comment: "Before we present the award to the Best World Narrative Feature, we would like to offer a special jury mention to a beautiful human story about the journey of self-determination for acceptance and love."

Student Visionary Award

WINNER

Ping Pong Coach: Yi Liu
Jury Comment: "For its naturalistic tone and compelling performances, this film impacted us in a real way."

IN-COMPETITION







Nora Ephron Prize

WINNER

Adult Life Skills: Rachel Tunnard
Jury Comment: "We selected someone whose originality of voice, deft handling of tone, assured visual and editorial style, and moving poetic screenplay combined to make us feel from the opening sequence that we were in good hands. She made a tiny-even miniaturized-world, seem vast. She handled grief in a wholly unique way. Using wit and emotional restraint to pull the audience in. And make us root for our protagonist to blow up the shed!"

Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award

WINNER

Untouchable: David Feige
Jury Comment: "The film opens our eyes to the suffering of people on both sides of a controversial fence. Made with compassion for all of its subjects, the film is a fascinating look into how laws are created with the best of intentions, but enforced in problematic and sometimes destructive ways."

Storyscapes Award

WINNER

Notes on Blindness: Arnaud Colinart, Pete Middleton, James Spinney
Jury Comment: "The most powerful stories allow us to see the world and its vast array of experiences through someone else's eyes. One project took us on that journey in a most unexpected way. Through its creative use of a medium and its meticulous and elegantly crafted audio landscape. Through its dedication to nuance and aesthetic. Through its care and compassion not only for the protagonist, but for those who take the journey with him. Because as the piece so eloquently ends: 'After all, being human is not seeing, it's loving.'"

Jury Award

Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature

WINNER

Burn Country: Dominic Rains
Jury Comment: "For his deeply emotional and empathic portrayal of a man who's a stranger in a strange land."

Best Actor in an International Narrative Feature

WINNER

El rey del Once: Alan Sabbagh
Jury Comment: "A performance of natural subtlety that reflected a community that is un known to most of us. An intriguing journey for connection in search for identity."

Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature

WINNER

Always Shine: Mackenzie Davis
Jury Comment: "For the unapologetic, fierce, brave, compelling, and vulnerable portrayal."

Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature

WINNER

Madly: Radhika Apte
Jury Comment: "This award goes to an actress who has conveyed bravery and emotional depth in different relationships around her. A contemporary story that breaks through established culture."

Best New Narrative Director

WINNER

Children of the Mountain: Priscilla Anany
Jury Comment: "So many of the films we had the pleasure of viewing were expertly directed and worthy of recognition. The winning director presents a fearless and heart-wrenching tale of an embattled mother's high stakes journey to heal her sick child and ultimately herself. The film delicately and powerfully directs us through an emotionally resonant story that is dark for truthful reasons and simultaneously hopeful."

Best Screenplay for a U.S. Narrative Feature

WINNER

Women Who Kill: Ingrid Jungermann
Jury Comment: "As Miles Davis said, 'The hardest thing is to be original.' This unique and deftly hilarious tale told in Brooklyn is from a fresh voice and a true original."

Best Screenplay for an International Narrative Feature

WINNER

Perfetti sconosciuti: Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paolo Genovese, Paola Mammini, Rolando Ravello
Jury Comment: "This award goes to a well-crafted, entertaining scenario, with deep character development. It's an original story about private lives and hidden secrets."

Best Cinematography in a Documentary Feature

WINNER

Contemporary Color: Jarred Alterman
Jury Comment: "One film above all others demonstrated filmmakers completely in control of their craft. Through both the editing and cinematography this film takes the audience deep into a unique world and its characters with nuance, emotion and beauty while also showcasing performances in a spectacular and grand cinematic way."

Best Cinematography in an International Narrative Feature

WINNER

El clásico: Kjell Vassdal
Jury Comment: "This award goes to an expansive, naturalistic photography in serving the narrative and the emotional journey of the characters."

Best Cinematography in a U.S. Narrative Feature

WINNER

Kicks: Michael Ragen
Jury Comment: "At times lyrical and other times visceral, the seductive cinematography of this film lured us into the violent world of busted childhood."

Best Editing in a Documentary Feature

WINNER

Contemporary Color: Bill Ross IV
Jury Comment: "One film above all others demonstrated filmmakers completely in control of their craft. Through both the editing and cinematography this film takes the audience deep into a unique world and its characters with nuance, emotion and beauty while also showcasing performances in a spectacular and grand cinematic way."

Best Narrative Short

WINNER

Hold On: Charlotte Scott-Wilson
Jury Comment: "The jury was moved by one particular film because it is simultaneously about the price of performance, and the entirely unique idea that the protagonist's musical performance itself succeeds on the back of her own self-doubt, torture, and anxiety. We were also blown away by the remarkable performance of the lead actress in both her emotional depth combined with her musical proficiency."

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Best Documentary Short

WINNER

Extremis: Dan Krauss
Jury Comment: "This film's cinematography is intimate yet unobtrusive; its point of view is empathetic and non-judgmental. And ultimately, it respects the conflicting perspectives at a morally wrenching crossroads."

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Best Documentary Feature

WINNER

Do Not Resist: Craig Atkinson
Jury Comment: "This film that uses documentary to go deep into a world with a cinematic experience. We were excited by the directorial debut of a cinematographer who already has created a great body of work. Do Not Resist shines a light on the frightening story of the militarization of the police. In an impactful way the director uses his amazing access to look at power and force from the inside."

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Best International Narrative Feature

WINNER

Junction 48: Udi Aloni
Jury Comment: "This award goes to a phenomenal, stand-out, powerful, thoughtful movie. It offers a new perspective and insightful approach to a story about how to be different and live together."

IN-COMPETITION







Best U.S. Narrative Feature

WINNER

Dean: Demetri Martin
Jury Comment: "We have had the great privilege of seeing ten accomplished and ambitious films over the last seven days here at Tribeca. But we all fell in love with this film. It manages the near impossible task of breathing new life into a well-worn genre, balancing humor and pathos with an incredibly deft touch, and offering a unique perspective on the way we process loss."

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Tribeca X Award

WINNER

Hearing Colors: Gregory Brunkalla
Jury Comment: "We were drawn in by the story and the inventive way it was told; we loved what it taught us about ways to see the world. The piece communicated Samsung's brand values effortlessly without ever overtly talking about the brand itself. So we appreciated the approach and we appreciated that Samsung supported this film and all the creativity that made it possible. When the world is given entertaining stories and novel ways of telling these stories, there is no doubt they will be shared."

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