Founded by 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Craig Hatkoff and Robert De Niro, The Tribeca Film Festival runs in lower Manhattan from April 16-27. The festival is typically heavy on indie films but the categories range from documentaries, feature films, shorts and family-friendly films.
In addition to panels and discussions with entertainment luminaries and artists alike, there’s also a music lounge partnership with ASACP to showcase up and coming recording artists. Another cool part of the festival is the the Artists Awards program, which celebrates filmmakers by awarding winners with original works of art.
On of this year’s big winners, Talya Lavie’s “Zero Motivation,” is a comedy about a unit of young women in the Israeli Army and focuses on the hum-drum daily life on a desert army base.
The film won best narrative feature the femme-centric Nora Ephron Prize, for a total of $50,000 in prize winnings.
Marshall Curry’s “Point and Shoot” took home the award for best feature documentary.
Point and Shoot is the story of a relatively sheltered American kid who decides to take a “crash course in manhood” by traveling across the Arab world, coincidentally, at the start of the Arab Spring.
For a full list of winners visit the Tribeca Film Festival Website.