Canada, FESTIVALS / EVENTS, India, USA — 05/01/2012 7:18 PM

A doc about India among the top winners of 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

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On 26th April, the 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff announced the winners of its competition categories at a ceremony in New York City. Top winners in the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Awards include a doc about India, “The World Before Her”, together with “War Witch”, “Una Noche”, and “Wavumba”. 

World Documentary Competition Categories

The jurors for the 2012 World Documentary Competition were Julia Bacha, Kim Cattrall, K’naan, Michael Moore, and Lucy Walker.


 
Best Documentary Feature: “The World Before Her”

Directed by Nisha Pahuja (Canada) See the film page on ADN database
Winner receives $25,000 and the art award “An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters, 2010” by Kara Walker; courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

Jury Comments: “With unprecedented access, great compassion, and a keen eye for the universal, this year’s winner takes a hard and clear-eyed look at the trials of growing up female in today’s fast-changing world. Following young women who have taken diametrically opposed decisions on how to tackle the influence of global forces in their communities, the filmmaker takes us on a journey to examine how the pressures of faith, fashion, and family are bringing up a generation of women who are desperately searching for meaning amidst a reality of few real choices.”

The world competition winners for narrative and documentary films were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 18 countries.  This year’s Festival included 89 features and 60 short films from 46 countries, programmed by a team led by Tribeca’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Gilmore, new Artistic Director Frederic Boyer, and Director of Programming Genna Terranova.

“It’s been so gratifying to see the audiences react so positively to the films, and our juries have been equally passionate. I celebrate these immensely talented filmmakers,” said Nancy Schafer, TFF Executive Director. “We salute the courage of the jury to award films that not only tell stories about real issues in the world, but are beautifully constructed and crafted,” said Frederic Boyer, TFF Artistic Director. “The amazing first-time performances by young actors are a tribute to the creativity of the films and filmmakers.”

Full awards list

SOURCE: tribecafilm.com (26/04/12)

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