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2016 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 20 RESULTS | FILMS IN THE SECTION 'AWARDS SCREENINGS'
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The Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director goes to Untouchable, directed by David Feige.

When a powerful Florida lobbyist discovered his daughter was sexually abused, he launched a crusade to pass some of the strictest sex offender laws in the country. Today, 800,000 people are listed in the sex offender registry, yet the cycles of abuse continue. David Feige's enlightening documentary argues for a new understanding of how we think about and legislate sexual abuse. | Read More
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AWARD SCREENING: AUDIENCE AWARD, DOCUMENTARY - FIRST PLACE: THE RETURN

  • Section: Awards Screenings
  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
Award Screening: Audience Award, Documentary - First Place: The Return

How does one reintegrate into society after making peace with a life sentence? California’s controversial and notoriously harsh three-strikes law was repealed in 2012, consequently releasing large numbers of convicts back into society. The Return presents an unbiased observation of the many issues with re-entry through the varied experiences of recently freed lifers. | Read More
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Award Screening: Audience Award, Documentary - Second Place: Midsummer in Newtown

Midsummer in Newtown is a testament to the transformative force of artistic expression to pierce through the shadow cast by trauma. In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, one grieving couple honors their daughter through music, while community children find their voice through a rock-pop version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. | Read More
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AWARD SCREENING: AUDIENCE AWARD, NARRATIVE - FIRST PLACE: HERE ALONE

  • Section: Awards Screenings
  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
Award Screening: Audience Award, Narrative - First Place: Here Alone

A virus has ravaged human civilization, leaving two groups of survivors: those who have managed to avoid infection, and those driven to madness, violence, and an insatiable bloodlust. Living deep in the woods, Ann, Chris, and Olivia are forced to fend off the infected while foraging for supplies. But when a supply expedition goes terribly awry, one among their number must make a terrible choice. | Read More
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Award Screening: Audience Award, Narrative - Second Place: Children of the Mountain

When a young woman gives birth to a deformed and sickly child, she becomes the victim of cruelty and superstition in her Ghanaian community. Discarded by her lover, she is convinced she suffers from a ‘dirty womb,’ and embarks on a journey to heal her son and create a future for them both. | Read More
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AWARD SCREENING: BEST ACTOR, INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION: THE TENTH MAN

  • Section: Awards Screenings
  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
The award for Best Actor, International Narrative Competition goes to Alan Sabbagh for his performance in The Tenth Man, directed by Daniel Burman.

Ariel is summoned to Buenos Aires by his distant father, who runs a Jewish aid foundation in El Once, the bustling Jewish neighborhood where he spent his youth. Writer-director Daniel Burman (All In) returns to Tribeca with this tender exploration of community, and the intricacies of the father-son relationship. | Read More
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AWARD SCREENING: BEST ACTOR, US NARRATIVE COMPETITION: THE FIXER

  • Section: Awards Screenings
  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
The award for Best Actor, US Narrative Competition goes to Dominic Rains for his performance in The Fixer, directed by Ian Olds.

After an exiled Afghan journalist arrives in a small town in Northern California, he lands a menial job as a crime reporter for the local newspaper. Restless in his new position, he teams up with an eccentric local (James Franco) to investigate the town’s peculiar subculture, only to find things quickly taking a dangerous turn. | Read More
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AWARD SCREENING: BEST ACTRESS, INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION: MADLY

  • Section: Awards Screenings
  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
The award for Best Actress, International Narrative Competition goes to Radhika Apte for her performance in Madly in the short film Clean Shaven, directed by Anurag Kashyap.

Madly is an international anthology of short films exploring love in all its permutations. Directed by some of the most vibrant filmmakers working today, the six stories in Madly portray contemporary love in all its glorious, sad, ecstatic, empowering, and erotic manifestations. | Read More
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AWARD SCREENING: BEST ACTRESS, US NARRATIVE COMPETITION: ALWAYS SHINE

  • Section: Awards Screenings
  • Release Year: N/A
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
The award for Best Actress, US Narrative Competition goes to Mackenzie Davis for her performance in Always Shine, directed by Sophia Takal.

This twisty psychological drama about obsession, fame, and femininity follows two friends, both actresses (Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald), who take a trip together to Big Sur, to reconnect. Once alone, the women's suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments begin to rise, causing them to lose their grasp on not only the true nature of their relationship, but also their identities. | Read More
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The award for Best Cinematography, International Narrative Competition goes to El Clásico, with cinematography by Kjell Vassdal.

Alan and Gona are in love, but Gona's father won’t approve their union because he is a little person. So, Alan hits the road with his brother, traveling from their small Iraqi village to the Bernabéu Stadium, home of Real Madrid. The plan: meet Cristiano Ronaldo, and earn the blessing of Gona’s father. El Clásico is a distinctly cinematic road movie, brimming with warmth and humor. | Read More
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