2014 Tribeca Wrap Up and Winners

Photo Credit: Zack's Media
April 30th, 2014

As I left my last event at the Tribeca Film Festival this year,‭ ‬I couldn‭’‬t believe how much the festival seems to be growing.‭ ‬Throughout the entirety of the Festival‭’‬s‭ ‬13th edition more than‭ ‬400,000‭ ‬walked through the doors for screenings,‭ ‬talks,‭ ‬and,‭ ‬and panels.‭ ‬This number blew my mind but I understand why.‭ ‬This is a great Festival and I am so happy us here at Movie Room Reviews and The Movie Network could be a part of it for the second year in a row.



(Copyright Zack's Media)


(Copyright Zack's Media)

If you are not that familiar with the Festival it was co-founded in‭ ‬2002‭ ‬by Robert De Niro,‭ ‬Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff as‭ ‬a response to the‭ ‬9/11‭ ‬attacks.‭ ‬They wanted to find an artistic way to bring people back to the Tribeca area near the World Trade Center.‭ ‬According to Wikipedia‭ ‬“The mission of the festival is‭ ‬‘to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience‭’‬.‭”‬ Their mission seems to have been a success this year as I saw thousands and thousands of people watching movies,‭ ‬waiting in lines for films,‭ ‬and taking pictures of the stars arriving on the red carpets.




- Mary Stuart Masterson at  NOW:‭ ‬In the Wings on a World Stage premiere (Zack's Media)

As for my experience this year,‭ ‬I saw several films that I believe were some of‭ ‬the best‭ ‬at Tribeca this year.‭ ‬My overall favorite was Chef starring Jon Favreau,‭ ‬which also won the Heineken Audience Award.‭ ‬I also really liked the Lou Howe directed Gabriel that starred Rory Culkin.‭ ‬I got to talk with Lou a‭ ‬little bit after the screening and was really impressed with his skills for being such a young director.‭ ‬Other films that I enjoyed seeing were‭ ‬5‭ ‬to‭ ‬7,‭ ‬Boulevard with Robin Williams,‭ ‬and Every Secret Thing with Elizabeth Banks and Dakota Fanning.‭  ‬Below you will find a list of the winners at Tribeca this year.




-With Director Lou Howe (Zack's Media)

Not only was it fun to attend these screenings and see what is coming out this year,‭ ‬I had a blast attending red carpet events and private parties.‭ ‬I attended the red carpet world premiere of Kevin Spacey‭’‬s new documentary NOW:‭ ‬In the Wings on a World Stage which follows the incredible journey of Kevin and his fellow stage actors as they tour the world performing King Richard III.‭  ‬Getting to hear Kevin talk was a very memorable experience and it is a film that‭ ‬all theater lovers should see.‭ ‬My absolute highlight of the trip was meeting Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead at his private party after the screening of his new documentary The Other One:‭ ‬The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir.‭ ‬The new documentary follows Bob‭’‬s troubled past as a‭ ‬young man and who he is today.‭ ‬It‭’‬s a film that not only Dead Heads will enjoy,‭ ‬but all musicians and film lovers.



- Kevin Spacey at Premiere of NOW:‭ ‬In the Wings on a World Stage (Zack's Media)




- With Bob Weir at his after party for The Other One:‭ ‬The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir (Zack's Media)

Congratulations to the Tribeca Film Festival for‭ ‬putting on‭ ‬such a successful event this year.‭ ‬We look forward to many more years attending this fantastic‭ ‬event.‭ ‬And congratulations to the winners below.

World Narrative Competition

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature‭ ‬– "Zero Motivation‭"
Special Jury Mention:‭ "‬The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq‭"

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film‭ ‬– Paul Schneider,‭  "‬Goodbye to All That‭"

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film‭ ‬– Valeria Bruni Tedeschi as Carla Bernaschi,‭ "‬Human Capital‭"

Best Cinematography‭ ‬– Damian García,‭ "‬Güeros‭"

Best Screenplay‭ ‬– Guillaume Nicloux,‭ "‬The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq‭"

Best Narrative Editing‭ ‬– Keith Miller,‭ "‬Five Star‭"

World Documentary Competition

Best Documentary Feature‭ ‬– "Point and Shoot‭"
Special Jury‭ ‬Mention:‭ "‬Regarding Susan Sontag‭"

Best Documentary Editing‭ ‬– Sabne Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden,‭ "‬Ne Me Quitte Pas‭"

Best New Narrative Director Competition

Best New Narrative Director‭ ‬– Josef Wladyka,‭ "‬Manos Sucias‭"
Special Jury Mention:‭ ‬Alonso Ruizpalacios,‭ "‬Güeros‭"

Best New Documentary Director Competition

Best New Documentary Director‭ ‬– Alan Hicks,‭ "‬Keep On Keepin‭’‬ On‭"

Short Film Competition

Best Narrative Short‭ ‬– "The Phone Call‭"

Best Documentary Short‭ ‬– "One Year Lease‭"
Special Jury Mention:‭ "‬The Next Part‭"

Student Visionary Award‭ ‬– "Nesma‭’‬s Bird‭"
Special Jury Mention:‭ "‬Cycloid‭"

Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia

Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia:‭ "‬Clouds‭"

The Nora Ephron Prize

The Nora Ephron Prize:‭ "‬Zero Motivation‭"
Special Jury Mention:‭ "‬I Won‭’‬t Come Back‭"

Tribeca Online Festival

Tribeca Online Festival Best Feature Film:‭ "‬Vara:‭ ‬A Blessing‭"

Tribeca Online Festival Best Short Film:‭ "‬Love in the Time of March Madness‭"