Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tribecca Film Fest Winners

Though it ended a few days ago, we're just now getting to the big winners from the recent Tribeca Film Festival. For documentaries, Tribeca is the Sundance of the East- the genre isn't featured, but it still draws audience attention anyway. Below is the list of the award winners, but head to Tribeca's website to learn more about (and even watch) these wonderful films:

Best Documentary Feature: Bombay Beach
Jury Comments: “Our unanimous award for the film’s beauty, lyricism, empathy and invention.”

Best Editing in a Documentary Feature: Semper Fi: Always Faithful
Jury Comments: “The film skillfully weaves journalistic investigation with emotional personal narrative.

Best New Documentary Director: Like Water
Jury Comments: “The film opens up a violent world in an unexpected way through its sensitive and seamless portrayal of its complex hero, ultimate fighter Anderson Silva.”

Special Jury Mention: Give Up Tomorrow
Jury Comments: “A powerful work of investigative journalism. We honor the filmmakers' six years of hard work in illustrating how a society can clash with justice, and the impact on an individual life. Everyone should see this film.”

Best Documentary Short: Incident in New Baghdad
Jury Comments: “The winner is a film that bravely explores the residual effects of experiencing trauma in war in a truthful and fearless manner. Using a mixture of archival and current material, this timely film is the story of one man’s struggle to reconcile war, his place in it, and the legacy he will pass on to his children.”

Special Jury Mention: Guru
Jury Comments: “Congratulations to a film that started in one direction and ended up going in another. This unexpected journey was well crafted and followed a unique character for whom we were rooting.”

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