Film festival attendees frequently run into a common problem: Too many films to see! More precisely, too many films, not enough time to see them, abject hunger, exhaustion, the desire to eat movie-theater hot dogs, and the consistent feeling that you’re missing out on something great, just one screen over. There’s no time when that feeling is more pronounced than about five minutes after a film festival awards ceremony wraps up, often kitted out with names of films you’ve just missed seeing. It happens to the best of us! (Read: This happens to me all the time.)
But if you’ve been kicking around the Tribeca Film Festival for the past few days and you’ve somehow missed award winners like Virgin Mountain, Bridgend, and Sworn Virgin, the festival has you covered, with three more days of screenings to meet all your viewing needs (including a big emphasis on the award winners). The jury awards were handed out last night, and narrative features Bridgend and Virgin Mountain kind of made out like bandits, with each film grabbing three narrative awards (with six awards total, that’s a pretty firm pronouncement of their quality). Other titles like Uncertain, Democrats, Sworn Virgin, and Men Go To Battle also scooped up some awardage, ensuring that you’ve got more than enough new features to look out for (and, again, if you’re in New York, to actually look at this weekend). Take a peek:
WORLD NARRATIVE COMPETITION CATEGORIES
The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature: Virgin Mountain, written and directed by Dagur Kari [Iceland, Denmark].
Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film: Gunnar Jonsson as Fusi in Virgin Mountain (Iceland, Denmark).
Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film: Hannah Murray as Sara in Bridgend (Denmark).
Best Cinematography: Cinematography by Magnus Jonck for Bridgend (Denmark).
Best Screenplay: Virgin Mountain, written by Dagur Kari (Iceland, Denmark).
Best Narrative Editing: Bridgend, edited by Oliver Bugge Coutte (Denmark).
WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION CATEGORIES
Best Documentary Feature: Democrats, directed by Camilla Nielsson (Denmark).
Special Jury Mention: In Transit, directed by Albert Maysles, Nelson Walker, Lynn True, David Usui, and Ben Wu. (U.S.A)
Best Documentary Editing: Palio, edited by Valerio Bonelli (U.K., Italy).
BEST NEW NARRATIVE DIRECTOR COMPETITION
Best New Narrative Director: Zachary Treitz, director of Men Go To Battle (U.S.A).
Special Jury Mention: Stephen Fingleton for The Survivalist (Northern Ireland, U.K.).
BEST NEW DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR COMPETITION
Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award: Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands for Uncertain (U.S.A).
Special Jury Mention: Erik Shirai for The Birth of Saké (U.S.A).
SHORT FILM COMPETITION CATEGORIES
Best Narrative Short: Listen, directed by Hamy Ramezan and Rungano Nyoni (Finland, Denmark).
Special Jury Mention: Statistical Analysis of Your Failing Relationship directed by Miles Jay (U.S.A, Canada).
Best Documentary Short: Body Team 12, directed by David Darg (Liberia).
Special Jury Mention: We Live This, directed by James Burns (U.S.A).
Student Visionary Award: Catwalk, directed by Ninja Thyberg (Sweden).
Special Jury Mention: Kingdom of Garbage, directed by Yasir Kareem (Iraq, U.K.).
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE STORYSCAPES AWARD
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Storyscapes Award: Door Into the Dark, created by Amy Rose and May Abdalla at Anagram (U.K.).
THE NORA EPHRON PRIZE
The Nora Ephron Prize: Sworn Virgin, directed by Laura Bispuri and written by Francesca Manieri and Bispuri (Albania, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Switzerland).
Special Jury Mention: Being 14, directed and written by Helene Zimmer (France).
Audience Awards will be announced on Saturday. The Tribeca Film Festival runs until Sunday.