The winners of the jury awards at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival were announced on 26th April. Here’s a list of the highlights.
Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film – Alia Shawkat in Duck Butter
Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film – Jeffrey Wright in O.G.
Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Diane written and directed by Kent Jones
Best Documentary Feature – Island of the Hungry Ghosts, directed by Gabrielle Brady
The Nora Ephron Award – Nia DaCosta, director of Little Woods
Best New Narrative filmmaker – Shawn Snyder of To Dust
Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director to Dava Whisenant for Bathtubs Over Broadway
Storyscapes Award – Hero created by Navid Khonsari, Vassiliki Khonsari and Brooks Brown
Student Visionary Award – Life of Esteban by Ines Eshun
Tribeca X Award – For Every Kind of Dream series for Square, directed by Mohammad Gorjestani
28th April saw the announcement of the Tribeca 2018 Audience Award winners. To Dust, written and directed by Shawn Snyder, was honoured with the Narrative award and United Skates, directed by Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown, was given the Documentary award.
The runners-up were Mapplethorpe, directed by Ondi Timoner, for the Narrative audience award and Momentum Generation, directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist, for the Documentary audience award.