Tribeca Festival Winners and Films We Loved

Tribeca Festival Winners and Films We Loved

Drum roll, please. Here are the winners.

Good Girl Jane, written and directed by Sarah Elizabeth Mintz, took the Tribeca Festival Founders’ Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature on Thursday while its star Rain Spencer took home Best Performance at the festival.

Best Documentary Feature and Editing awards went Laura Checkoway’s The Cave of Adullam. The Laurence Fishburne-produced doc follows martial arts sensei Jason Wilson guiding his often-troubled Detroit students.

January (Janvaris) by Viesturs Kairiss, from Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, about an aspiring filmmaker searching for identity was named Best International Narrative Feature.

Also in the Narrative Feature Category, Allswell by Ben Snydertook the Best Screenplay award. Best Cinematography went to Next Exit by Mali Elfman. Liz Carbel won a Special Jury Mention for Best Performance for Daniel Antebi’s Sierra in God’s Time.

Here are all the winners:


The Founders’ Award for Best U.S. Narrative Feature

Good Girl Jane
Directed and written by Sarah Elizabeth Mintz

Best Screenplay

Directed and written by Ben Snyder; written by Elizabeth Rodriguez

Best Cinematography

Next Exit
Directed and written by Mali Elfman

Best Performance

Rain Spencer in Good Girl Jane

Special Jury Mention for Best Performance

Liz Carbel Sierra in God’s Time


Best International Narrative Feature

January (Janvaris) (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland)
Directed by Viesturs Kairiss; written by Viesturs Kairiss, Andris Feldmanis, Livia Ulman

Best Screenplay

The Visitor (Bolivia, Uruguay)
Directed by Martín Boulocq. Written by Martín Boulocq, Rodrigo Hasbún

Best Cinematography

We Might As Well Be Dead (Wir könnten genauso gut tot sein) (Germany, Romania)
Directed by Natalia Sinelnikova; written by Natalia Sinelnikova, Viktor Gallandi

Best Performance

Dorota Pomykala for Woman on the Roof (Poland, France, Sweden)


Best Documentary Feature

The Cave of Adullam, (U.S.)
Directed by Laura Checkoway

Best Cinematography

The Wild One (France)
Directed, written, and produced by Tessa Louise-Salomé

Best Editing

The Cave of Adullam (U.S.)
Directed by Laura Checkoway

The Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director

Edward Buckles Jr. for Katrina Babies (U.S.)
Directed by Edward Buckles Jr.; written by Edward Buckles Jr., Luther Clement Lam, Audrey Rosenberg

Best New Narrative Director

Michelle Garza Cervera for Huesera (Mexico)

Special Jury Mention for Best New Narrative Director

Pink Moon, (Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia)
Directed by Floor van der Meulen; written by Bastiaan Kroeger

The Nora Ephron Award: Michelle Garza Cervera for Huesera (Mexico)
Directed by Michelle Garza Cervera; written by Michelle Garza Cervera, Abia Castillo


Best Narrative Short

Night Ride (Nattrikken) (Norway)
Directed and written by Eirik Tveiten

Best Documentary Short

Heart Valley (UK, Wales)
Directed by Christian Cargill; written by Kiran Sidhu

Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary Short

Stranger at the Gate (U.S.)
Directed by Joshua Seftel

Best Animated Short

More Than I Remember (U.S.)
Directed by Amy Bench; written by Mugeni Ornella, Amy Bench, Carolyn Merriman

Student Visionary

Daydreamers (Belgium)
Directed by Ante Pask; written by Ante Pask, Emiel van Wouwe


Best Audio Storytelling in Nonfiction

Mother Country Radicals

Special Jury Mention Best Audio Storytelling in Nonfiction

I Was Never There

Best Audio Storytelling in Fiction

The Hollowed Out


Storyscapes Award

Kubo Walks The City (France, South Korea)

Special Jury Mention for Storyscapes Award

EVOLVER (UK, France, U.S.)

New Voices Award

LGBTQ + VR Museum (UK, Denmark)


Tribeca Games Award

Thirsty Suitors (U.S.)

Special Jury Mention for Tribeca Games Award

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals (U.S.)


Katrina Babies (U.S.)


Best Feature

The Beauty of Blackness
Brand: Sephora. Agency: Epic Digital, VOX Creative, Digitas, Ventureland

Best Short

The Comeback
Brand: Apple. Agency: TBWA\Media Arts Lab Shanghai

Best Episodic

Stories About Helpful People
Brand: Zendesk. Creative Studio: Even/Odd

Best Immersive

Emerging Radiance: Honoring the Nikkei Farmers of Bellevue
Brand: Meta

Other personal notable mentions of films we loved and are worth the watch include: American Dreamer, Official Competition and The Good House.

Here is an amazing film festival.




ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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