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Tribeca Film Festival announces winners

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Winners for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival were announced last night, with Virgin Mountain, written and directed by Dagur Kári taking the top award for Best Narrative Feature in the World Narrative Competition. Other notable winners included Hannah Murray as Sara in Bridgend for Best Actress, and Zachary Treitz, director of Men Go To Battle.

The festival continues through April 26, and you can check out the full list below. 

 

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature

“Virgin Mountain,” written and directed by Dagur Kári [Iceland, Denmark]. Winner receives $25,000, sponsored by AT&T, and the art award “Ash Eroded Film Reel” by Daniel Arsham. The award was given by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal joined by Marissa Shorenstein, President, AT&T New York.

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film

Hannah Murray as Sara in “Bridgend” (Denmark). Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman. The award was given by Sophie Barthes and Pat Cummings, Co-Managing Partner of the firm Citrin Cooperman.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film 

Gunnar Jónsson as Fúsi in “Virgin Mountain” (Iceland, Denmark). Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman. The award was given by Dylan McDermott and Arnie Hermann, lead partner, Entertainment Practice of the firm Citrin Cooperman.

Best Cinematography 

Cinematography by Magnus Jønck for “Bridgend” (Denmark). Winner receives $5,000 sponsored by Shutterstock. The award was given by Sophie Barthes and Derick Rhodes, Footage Marketing, Shutterstock.

Best Screenplay

“Virgin Mountain” written by Dagur Kári (Iceland, Denmark). Winner receives $5,000 sponsored by Freixenet. The award was given by Dylan McDermott and Tom Burnet President, Freixenet USA.

Best Narrative Editing

“Bridgend” edited by Oliver Bugge Coutté (Denmark). Winner receives $5,000 sponsored by Soundtrack Film and Television-New York, and $50,000 in post-production services provided by Company 3. The award was given by Sophie Barthes and Rob Cavicchio, owner Soundtrack NY.

Best Documentary Feature

“Democrats,” directed by Camilla Nielsson (Denmark). Winner receives $25,000, sponsored by Netflix, and the art award “Immersion (From the Holy River Series)” by Prune Nourry. The award was given by Gloria Steinem.

Best Documentary Editing

“Palio,” edited by Valerio Bonelli (U.K., Italy). Winner receives $5,000. The award was given by Diego Bunuel.

BEST NEW NARRATIVE DIRECTOR COMPETITION:

Best New Narrative Director

Zachary Treitz director of “Men Go To Battle” (U.S.A). Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by The Walt Disney Studios, $50,000 in post-production services provided by Company 3, and the art award “Trees II” by Clifford Ross. The award was given by Don Hertzfeldt and Joana Vicente.

BEST NEW DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR COMPETITION:

Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award 

Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands for “Uncertain” (U.S.A). Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by Netflix, and the art award “Athena” by Elizabeth Colomba. The award was given by Alison Pill along with Philip Maysles and Sara Maysles.

The Nora Ephron Prize

“Sworn Virgin,” directed by Laura Bispuri and written by Francesca Manieri and Bispuri (Albania, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Switzerland). Winner receives $25,000, sponsored by Coach. The award was given by Rachael Harris, Kevin Corrigan, Katja Blichfeld, Christine Lahti, Talya Lavie and Iana dos Reis Nunes, vice president of public relations for Coach.

SHORT FILM COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

Best Narrative Short

“Listen,” directed by Hamy Ramezan and Rungano Nyoni (Finland, Denmark). Winner receives $5,000 sponsored by Paul Hastings, LLP, and the art award “Caw (42)” by Robert Bordo. The award was given by Sharon Badal, Director of Short Film Programming and Initiatives Tribeca Enterprises, and Luke P. Iovine, III, Partner at Paul Hastings, LLP.

Best Documentary Short

“Body Team 12” directed by David Darg (Liberia). Winner receives $5,000 sponsored by AKA, complimentary time in a.cinema, AKA’s private screening room, and the art award “Black #19” by Jean Pagliuso. The award was given by Steve Buscemi, Debi Mazar, and Theo Rossi.

Student Visionary Award

“Catwalk” directed by Ninja Thyberg (Sweden). Winner receives $5,000 sponsored by Creative Future. The award was given by Steve Buscemi, Debi Mazar, Theo Rossi and Brett Williams, director, Creative Community and Youth Outreach, CreativeFuture.

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE STORYSCAPES AWARD

“Door Into the Dark” created by Amy Rose and May Abdalla at Anagram (U.K.). Winner receives $10,000, presented by Bombay Sapphire Gin. The award was given by Andrew Golis, Shari Frilot, and Maria Dao, Brand Manager of House of Bombay Gin.