Thursday night, the 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival announced recipients of its world narrative and documentary prizes.
Narrative competition jurors Bryce Dallas-Howard, Blythe Danner, Paul Haggis, Kenneth Lonergan and Jessica Winter selected “The Rocket,” about a family uprooted to Laos, for best narrative feature, awarding the prize to Australian director Kim Mordaunt (Indiewire’s interview with Mordaunt here). The young Sitthiphon Disamoe also took best actor for “The Rocket.” (Read our TOH! review.)
Veerle Baetens won best actress for Belgian filmmaker Felix van Groeningen’s crisis-of-faith love story “The Broken Circle Breakdown.” The Europa Cinemas Label Award-winner also won best screenplay.
In the documentary category, Dan Krauss’ film on the Afghanistan War, “The Kill Team,” took best documentary feature. “Oxyana,” Sean Dunne’s portrait of a drug-addled mining town in West Virginia, received a special jury mention. (TOH! review and interview with Dunne here.) Jurors were Joe Berlinger, Sandi DuBowski, Whoopi Goldberg, Mira Sorvino, and Evan Rachel Wood.
Vice Films’ “Lil Bub & Friendz” — Andy Capper and Juliette Eisner’s documentary about a very famous internet meme cat — won the best feature film award at the Tribeca Online Film Festival. (Read Indiewire’s review here and an interview with the filmmakers.)