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Tribeca Film Festival Awards: Marina Hands Best Actress

My Father My Lord by David Volach

The Israeli drama Hofshat Kaits / My Father My Lord won the top narrative feature award at the 6th Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by David Volach, Hofshat Kaits tells the story of an ultra-Orthodox rabbi who must decide between the tenets of his religion or the welfare of his family. The narrative feature award includes a US$50,000 cash prize.

Marina Hands Lady ChatterleyMarina Hands was chosen best actress for her performance in the title role of Lady Chatterley, Pascale Ferran's acclaimed new take on D.H. Lawrence's scandalous novel about a woman who has an affair with one of her husband's employees. Earlier this year, both Hands and the film received top honors at the French Academy's César ceremony. Kino International will be releasing Lady Chatterley in the United States.

The best actor was Lofti Ebdelli for his performance in the Moroccan-Tunisian co-production Akher film / Making Of, a film within a film about Islamic terrorists and actor-director conflicts. Additionally, screenwriter/director Nouri Bouzid took the best screenplay award.

Taxi to the Dark Side by Alex Gibney

Enrique Begne won the best new narrative filmmaker award for the Mexican drama Dos Abrazos / Two Embraces, about four lonely Mexico City denizens who find hope through human connections, while Alex Gibney's Taxi to the Dark Side, an examination on the death of an Afghan taxi driver at Bagram Air Base from injuries inflicted by American soldiers, was chosen best documentary feature – which comes with a $25,000 cash prize.

This edition of the Tribeca Festival included 157 features and 88 short films from 47 countries. The world competition winners were chosen from 18 narrative and 16 documentary features from 25 countries. The winner of the audience award will be announced at the closing night gala on May 5.

May 6 addendum: Thina Simunye / We Are Together, spoken in Zulu and English, received the Cadillac Audience Award. Directed by Paul Taylor, We Are Together is a documentary that portrays the lives of singing children in South Africa's Agape Orphanage.

6th Tribeca Film Festival Awards - 2007

Tribeca Film Festival 2007: April 25–May 5.

World Narrative Feature Competition

My Father My Lord by David Volach

Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature: My Father My Lord (Hofshat Kaits) by David Volach

Two Embraces by Enrique Begne

Best New Narrative Filmmaker: Two Embraces (Dos Abrazos) by Enrique Begne

Lofti Ebdelli in Making Of

Best Actor: Lofti Ebdelli, Making Of (Akher film) by Nouri Bouzid

Best Scr.: Nouri Bouzid, Making Of (Akher film) by Nouri Bouzid

Marina Hands in Lady Chatterley by Pascale Ferran

Best Actress: Marina Hands, Lady Chatterley by Pascale Ferran

Lost in Beijing by Li Yu

Half Moon by Bahman Ghobadi

Honorable Mentions for Scr.: Li Yu and Fang Li, Lost in Beijing (Ping Guo, above, upper photo) by Li Yu; Bahman Ghobadi, Half Moon (Niwemang, above, lower photo) by Bahman Ghobadi

 

World Documentary Feature Competition

Taxi to the Dark Side by Alex Gibney

Best Documentary: Taxi to the Dark Side by Alex Gibney

A Story of People in War and Peace by Vardan Hovhannisyan

Best New Documentary Filmmaker: A Story of People in War & Peace by Vardan Hovhannisyan

We Are Together by Paul Taylor

Special Jury Mention: We Are Together (Thina Simunye) by Paul Taylor

 

Short Film Competition, Narrative

The Last Dog in Rwanda by Jens Assur

Best Narrative Short: The Last Dog in Rwanda (Den sista hunden i Rwanda) by Jens Assur

Super Powers by J. Mitchell Anderson, Jeremy Kipp Walker

Special Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short: Super Powers by J. Mitchell Anderson and Jeremy Kipp Walker

 

Student & Documentary Short Competition

A Son's Sacrifice by Yoni Brook

Best Documentary Short: A Son's Sacrifice by Yoni Brook

Good Luck Nedim by Marko Santic

Student Visionary Award: Good Luck Nedim (Sretan Put Nedime) by Marko Santic

Someone Else's War by Lee Wang

Student Visionary Award: Someone Else's War by Lee Wang

 

New York Competition

A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and The Warhol Factory by Esther Robinson

"NY Loves Film” - Documentary: A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and The Warhol Factory by Esther Robinson

The Education of Charlie Banks by Fred Durst

“Made In NY” - Narrative: The Education of Charlie Banks by Fred Durst

The Killing of John Lennon by Andrew Piddington

Special Jury Recognition: The Killing of John Lennon by Andrew Piddington

 

We Are Together by Paul Taylor

Cadillac Audience Award: We Are Together (Thina Simunye) by Paul Taylor

 

World Narrative Feature Jury: Chris Cooper, Toni Collette, Goran Paskaljevic, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Barry Sonnenfeld

World Documentary Feature Jury:Heidi Ewing, Whoopi Goldberg, Jehane Noujaim, Raoul Peck, Gideon Yago

Short Film Competition, Narrative: Lee Daniels, Thelma Golden, Quincy Jones, John Leguizamo, Dany Levy, Alfred Molina, Todd Wagner

Student & Documentary Short Competition: Frank Deford, Mario D'Urso, Barbara Gladstone, Ted Leonsis

Made in N.Y. Narrative Feature Jury: Eric Bogosian, Minnie Driver, Dave Fear, Alex Gibney, Vincent Musetto, Leah Rozen, Oren Rudavsky, Mercedes Ruehl

NY Loves Film Documentary Features Jury: Marshall Fine, Val Kilmer, Susan Lyne, Patrick McCarthy, Shiela Nevins, Gene Seymour, Ivanka M. Trump


         
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