Adam Markovitz
April 16, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

These notable names are behind some of the buzziest pics at the Tribeca Film Festival, running April 21-May 2.

Kirsten Dunst
Bastard
”I really like telling other people what to do,” jokes the Spider-Man star, 27, who called the shots on this eerie six-minute short, which she also co-wrote. Dunst credits her showbiz experience with making her a better director: ”I’m very conscientious with actors because I know what it’s like to be them.”

Christy Turlington Burns
No Woman, No Cry
The 41-year-old supermodel and mother of two got help from her filmmaker hubby, Edward Burns, while shooting her debut doc about maternal health care. ”He was a great sounding board,” she says, ”not to mention great at holding the family together while I traveled around the world to make the movie.”

Ice Cube
Straight Outta L.A.
Making this football doc about the Raiders’ 1982 move to L.A., the rapper-turned-actor was surprised to learn that many of the athletes weren’t fans of his old L.A.-based rap group, N.W.A. ”Our s— was too hardcore for a lot of them,” laughs Cube, 40. ”And that’s a trip coming from Raiders.”

Domenica Cameron-Scorsese
Roots in Water
She’s made only a few films so far — including this short about estranged siblings — but Martin Scorsese’s daughter, 33, sure knows movies, having been brought into the world while Dad was filming New York, New York: ”When I was born, they took me straight from the hospital to the set.”

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