Tribeca Film Festival Jury Awards: ‘Burning Cane,’ ‘House of Hummingbird’ Lead Honors

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"Burning Cane" PHOTO CREDIT: Tribeca Film Institute

The 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival has announced the winners for their Jury Awards competition categories. Leading the top honors were “Burning Cane,” which won the Founders Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature and Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film, “House of Hummingbird (Beol-sae)” for Best International Narrative Feature, and “Scheme Birds” for Best Documentary Feature.

This year’s edition of the festival included 113 feature-length films, 63 short films, and 33 projects representing 44 countries. Screenings of the award-winning films will continue on the festival’s final day, May 5, in various venues.

Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 24-May 5.

Below are the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2019 Jury Award winners.

U.S. NARRATIVE COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – “Burning Cane,” directed by Phillip Youmans.

Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film – Haley Bennett in “Swallow.”

Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film – Wendell Pierce in “Burning Cane.”

Best Cinematography in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film – Phillip Youmans for “Burning Cane.”

Best Screenplay in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film – Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy for “Blow the Man Down.”

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

Best International Narrative Feature – “House of Hummingbird (Beol-sae)” (South Korea, USA) directed and written by Bora Kim.

Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film – Ji-hu Park in “House of Hummingbird (Beol-sae)” (South Korea, USA)

Best Actor in an International Narrative Feature Film – Ali Atay in “Noah Land.”

Best Cinematography in an International Narrative Feature Film – Cinematography by Kang Gook-hyun for “House of Hummingbird (Beol-sae)” (South Korea, USA)

Best Screenplay in an International Narrative Feature Film – “Noah Land” (Nuh Tepesi) written by Cenk Ertürk (Germany, Turkey, USA).

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

Best Documentary Feature – “Scheme Birds” (Scotland, Sweden)

Best Cinematography in a Documentary Film – Cinematography by Yang Sun, Shuang Liang for “Our Time Machine” (China) directed by Yang Sun, S. Leo Chiang.

Best Editing in a Documentary Film – Editing by Jennifer Tiexiera for “17 Blocks” (USA) directed by Davy Rothbart.

BEST NEW NARRATIVE DIRECTOR COMPETITION:

Best New Narrative Director – “The Gasoline Thieves (Huachicolero)” (Mexico, Spain, UK, USA) directed by Edgar Nito.

“Scheme Birds” PHOTO CREDIT: Tribeca Film Institute

BEST NEW DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR COMPETITION:

Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award – “Scheme Birds” (Scotland, Sweden) directed by Ellen Fiske and Ellinor Hallin.

THE NORA EPHRON AWARD

The Nora Ephron Award – Rania Attieh for Initials S.G. (Iniciales S.G.) (Argentina, Lebanon, USA) directed by Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia.

SHORT FILM COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

Best Narrative Short – “Maja” (Denmark) directed by Marijana Jankovic.

Shorts Animation Award – “My Mother’s Eyes” (UK) directed and written by Jenny Wright.

Best Documentary Short – “Learning To Skateboard In a Warzone (If You’re A Girl)” (UK) directed by Carol Dysinger.

Student Visionary Award – “Jebel Banat” (Egypt) directed and written by Sharine Atif.

STORYSCAPES AWARD

The 2019 Storyscapes Award, presented by AT&T, which recognizes groundbreaking approaches in storytelling and technology, jurors were Lisa Osborne, Paul Smalera, and Adaora Udoji.

Storyscapes Award – “The Key” (USA, Iraq), created by Celine Tricart.

TRIBECA X AWARD

Previously awarded last week were the 2019 Tribeca X Awards, sponsored by PwC. Tribeca X recognizes excellence in storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment. The jurors were Nabil Elderkin, Kim Gehrig, Jason Kreher, Kinjil Mathur, Patrick Milling-Smith, and John Osborn.

Feature
The winner of the Best Feature Film was awarded to “Almost Human” for The Carlsberg Foundation. Directed by Jeppe Rønde.

Short
The winner of the Best Short Film was awarded to “The Face of Distracted Driving” for AT&T. Directed by Errol Morris for BBDO New York.

Episodic
The winner of the Best Episodic Film was awarded to “History of Memory” for HP. Directed by Sarah Klein and Tom Mason for Redglass Pictures, The Garage by HP.

VR
The winner of the Best VR Film was awarded to “The 100%” by Stand Up to Cancer, HP and Intel. Directed by Hernan Barangan for Springbok Entertainment.

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