Friday, 25 April 2014


Israeli comedy Zero Motivation has won two major prizes from the Tribeca Film Festival, including the top award for narrative features. The film, which is directed by Talya Lavie and is set in the human resources office on a desert army base, also won the female-centric Nora Ephron Prize. Two-time Oscar nominee Marshall Curry's Libyan revolution documentary Point and Shoot won the fest's highest honour for documentaries. A full list of the awards below:

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature
Zero Motivation (Talya Lavie)

Special Jury Mention
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (Guillaume Nicloux)

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film
Paul Schneider (Goodbye to All That)

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film
Valeria Bruni Tedesci (Human Capital)

Best Screenplay
Guillaume Nicloux (The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq)

Best Cinematography
Damian Garcia (Gueros)

Best Narrative Editing
Keith Miller (Five Star)

After the cut, details on the awards in all other categories.

Best Documentary Feature
Point and Shoot (Marshall Curry)

Special Jury Mention
Regarding Susan Sontag (Nancy Kates)

Best Documentary Editing
Sabine Lubbe (Ne Me Quitte Pas)

Best New Documentary Director
Alan Hicks (Keep On Keepin' On)

Best Narrative Short
The Phone Call (Mat Kirkby)

Best Documentary Short
One Year Lease (Brian Bolster)

Special Jury Mention
The Next Part (Erin Sanger)

Student Visionary Award
Nesma's Bird (Medoo Ali and Najwan Ali)

Special Jury Mention
Cycloid (Kurogi Tomoki)

Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia
Clouds (James George and Jonathan Minard)

The Nora Ephron Prize
Zero Motivation (Talya Lavie)

Special Jury Mention
I Won't Come Back (Ilmar Raag)

Tribeca Online Festival Best Feature Film
Vara: A Blessing (Khyentse Norbu)

Tribeca Online Festival Best Short Film
Love in the Time of March Madness (Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambramo)