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"She Monkeys" and "Bombay Beach" Top Tribeca Film Festival Jury Awards

By Brian Brooks | Indiewire April 29, 2011 at 2:30AM

Lisa Aschan's "She Monkeys" (Apflickorna) won the best narrative feature prize, while Alma Har’el took best documentary for "Bombay Beach" at the Tribeca Film Festival tonight in New York. The world competition winners for narrative and documentary films were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 21 countries. Aschan took to the stage, capping the efficiently dispersed awards with utter surprise.
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Lisa Aschan's "She Monkeys" (Apflickorna) won the best narrative feature prize, while Alma Har’el took best documentary for "Bombay Beach" at the Tribeca Film Festival tonight in New York. The world competition winners for narrative and documentary films were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 21 countries. Aschan took to the stage, capping the efficiently dispersed awards with utter surprise.

"In [other festivals] they tell you beforehand, so I just assumed I didn't win anything," said a visibly moved Aschan. "So I was just standing in the back by the bar getting drunk," she added to laughs. Aschan thanked the festival and the Swedish government for financing her film. "They gave a lot of money," she added.

Also taking home prizes tonight during the ceremony at the W Hotel in Union Square, included South Korean filmmaker Park Jungbum who received the Best New Narrative Director nod for his film, "Journals of Musan" (Musan Il-gi), while Ramadhan “Shami” Bizimana won the best actor award for his role in "Grey Matter" (Matière Grise), directed and written by Kivu Ruhorahoza. Carice van Houten was named best actress for her role in Paula van der Oest's "Black Butterflies" and Best Cinematographer in a narrative feature went to Luisa Tillinger, for "Artificial Paradises" (Paraisos Artificiales). Jannicke Systad Jabobsen won Best Screenplay for a narrative feature for "Turn Me On, Goddammit" (Få meg på, for faen).

"It’s wonderful to have reached our 10th edition and to be able to celebrate with all of these gifted filmmakers. We’ve been fortunate that as we have grown we have remained a place that welcomes a diverse range of stories told by compelling and exciting filmmakers,” commented Jane Rosenthal in a statement. “We are truly honored that the community has supported the Festival all these years – the community of New York and the international film community.”

“We are truly pleased to have had such a great group of filmmakers at Tribeca,” added Nancy Schafer, Executive Director of the Festival. “Audiences and juries have responded so positively to the films and on behalf of the programming team I thank all our filmmakers for sharing their work with us and our audience.”

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival includes 93 features and 60 short films from 40 countries and continues through May 1st. Audience awards will be announced April 30th.

2011 Tribeca Film Festival Awards with descriptions and credites provided by the event:

"Bombay Beach" director Alma Har’el at the Tribeca Film Festival Awards accepting her prize for Best Documentary. Photo by Brian Brooks.

World Narrative Competition Categories:

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – "She Monkeys" (Apflickorna), directed by Lisa Aschan, written by Josefine Adolfsson and Lisa Aschan (Sweden). Winner receives $25,000 and the art award “Anna Christie Entering the Bar, 1965-1967” by Robert De Niro Sr. Sponsored by AKA Hotel Residences. The award was given by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro and Larry Korman from AKA Residences.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Ramadhan “Shami” Bizimana as Yvan in "Grey Matter" (Matière Grise), directed and written by Kivu Ruhorahoza (Rwanda, Australia). Winner receives $2,500. The award was given by Rula Jebreal.

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Carice van Houten as Ingrid Jonker in "Black Butterflies," directed by Paula van der Oest, written by Greg Latter (Germany, Netherlands, South Africa). Winner receives $2,500. The award was given by Rula Jebreal.

Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature Film – Luisa Tillinger, "Artificial Paradises" (Paraisos Artificiales) (Mexico). Winner receives $5,000 and $50,000 in post production services provided by Company 3. The award was given by Rula Jebreal.

Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature Film – Jannicke Systad Jabobsen, "Turn Me On, Goddammit" (Få meg på, for faen) (Norway).

Best Narrative Director - Park Jungbum, writer and director of Journals of Musan (Musan Il-gi) (South Korea). Winner receives $25,000, sponsored by American Express; $50,000 in post production services provided by Company 3; and the art award “Double Happiness” by Nate Lowman. The award was given by Zoe Kazan and Jessica Igoe from American Express.

Special Jury Mention – Kivu Ruhorahoza, writer and director of "Grey Matter" (Matière Grise). The announcement was made by Anna Kendrick.

Park Jungbum accepting his Best Narrative Director award Thursday at the W Hotel in Manhattan's Union Square. Photo by Brian Brooks.

World Documentary Competition Categories:

Best Documentary Feature – "Bombay Beach," directed by Alma Har’el (USA, Israel). Winner receives $25,000 and the art award “Nathans” by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao. The award was given by Louie Psihoyos.

Best Editing in a Documentary Feature – Purcell Carson, "Semper Fi: Always Faithful" (USA). Winner receives $5,000. The award was given by Amir Bar-Lev.

Best New Documentary Director – Pablo Croce for "Like Water," (USA). Winner receives $25,000, sponsored by American Express; and the art award “Path to the Stage” by Inka Essenhigh. The award was given by Lauren Hutton and Jessica Igoe from American Express.

Special Jury Mention – Michael Collins, director of "Give Up Tomorrow" (UK, USA). The announcement was made by Lauren Hutton.


Short Film Competition Categories:

Best Narrative Short – "Man and Boy," directed by David Leon and Marcus McSweeney, written by David Leon and Rashid Rasaq (UK). Winner receives $5,000, sponsored by Persol; 5,000 feet of film stock donated by Kodak; and the art award “Gold Dust (Undeclared) by Taryn Simon. The award was given by Denis Leary and Victor Melendez from Persol.

Carice van Houten on stage for her Best Actress win for her role in "Black Butterflies" (directed by Paula van der Oest). Photo by Brian Brooks.

Special Jury Mention – "The Terms," written and directed by Jason LaMotte (UK)

Best Documentary Short – "Incident in New Baghdad," written and directed by James Spione (US). Winner receives $5,000, sponsored by Persol; 5,000 feet of film stock donated Kodak; and the art award “Big Penny” by Tom Otterness. The award was given by Nicole Lapin and Victor Melendez from Persol.

Special Jury Mention – "Guru," written and directed by Jonathan Van Ballenberghe (USA).

Student Visionary Award – "Rooms," written and directed by Joanna Jurewicz (USA). Winner receives MacPro Desktop with Final Cut Pro and a 24-inch monitor provided by Apple; and the art award “Study: Northern City Renaissance (Mass MoCA #79N)” by Stephen Hannock. This award was also given by Ahmed Ahmed.

Special Jury Mention: "Eva – Working Title," written and directed by Dor Fadlon (Israel)

Tribeca (Online) Film Festival Categories:

Tribeca (Online) Film Festival Best Feature Film: "Donor Unknown," directed and written by Jerry Rothwell (USA). Winner receives $25,000, sponsored by American Express, and the art award “Untitled” by Sarah Crowner. The award was given by Geoffrey Gilmore and Jessica Igoe from American Express.

Tribeca (Online) Film Festival Best Short Film: "Dungeon Master," directed by Shiloh & Rider Strong (USA). Winners receive $5,000, sponsored by Accenture. The award was given by Geoffrey Gilmore and Dr. Gavin Michael from Accenture.

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