“Chef,” written and directed by Jon Favreau, won the Narrative award. “Keep On Keepin’ On,” directed by Alan Hicks, won the Documentary award. Hicks also was honored at the Festival awards on Thursday with the award for Best New Documentary Director. Each award comes with a cash prize of $25,000.
Separately, Radius-TWC acquired worldwide rights as well as remake rights for the documentary “Keep On Keepin’ On,” which had its premiere at Tribeca. The film was produced by Academy Award nominee Quincy Jones and Paula DuPre’ Pesmen (“The Cove”).
Throughout the Festival, which kicked off on April 16, audiences have had the chance to vote for the Heineken Audience Awards. Films in the World Narrative Competition, World Documentary Competition, Viewpoints, Midnight, and Spotlight sections were eligible.
“These films happen to share the common theme of following one’s dreams, the challenging journey to achieve them, and how it cannot be done without true friendship, family and support,” said Genna Terranova, Director of Programming, Tribeca Film Festival. “We are pleased that both films captured the hearts of the NY audiences as they had our own.”