by Dejan Stojkovski
“Tribeca is a forward-thinking storytelling festival and we have been supporting work that goes beyond the big screen for many years”. “As the technology and tools proliferate in the creative community and new distribution models emerge we feel it is the right time to expand and support artists on these growing platforms in a broader way.” - Genna Terranova, Festival Director
The sixteenth Tribeca Film Festival declared the champs of its opposition classes at the honors service today around evening time at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Best honors went to Keep the Change for Best U.S. Story, Son of Sofia for Best International Narrative, and Bobbi Jene for Best Documentary. The Festival, introduced by AT&T, goes through April 30, 2017.
Awards were allocated in the following feature film competition categories:
New Narrative Director
The Albert Maysles New Documentary Director
Nora Ephron Prize
Awards were also given in the short film categories:
“It is more important than ever to celebrate artists both in front of and behind the camera who have the unique ability to share different viewpoints to inspire, challenge and entertain us,” “The winning creators from across the Festival program shared stories that did exactly that, and we are honored to recognize them tonight. And how wonderful is it that the top awards in all five feature film categories were directed by women.” said Jane Rosenthal, Executive Chair and Co-Founder, Tribeca Film Festival.
The Tribeca Film Festival—propelled after 9/11 to advance the social and financial restoration of Lower Manhattan—gives a stage to imaginative producers to introduce their most recent work nearby some real motion picture debuts as well. The 2017 program will include movies of all stripes: swarm satisfying blockbusters-to-be, provocative documentaries, remote movies, shorts and a cornucopia of board exchanges and addresses. There's additionally new areas of the celebration dedicated to TV and internet programming and experiential works, including virtual reality and multi-media ventures.
The festival itself falls in late April, as it usually does, running April 19-30. On the festival itinerary calendar, Tribeca slots in alongside Berlin in February, SXSW in March and Cannes in May.