Organisers of the upcoming 10th Tribeca Film Festival have announced the world narrative and documentary competition selections for the expanded event set run from Apr 20-May 1 in lower Manhattan.
A streamlined format comprises the two competition sections and three non-competitive strands comprising Cinemania, Spotlight and the new Viewpoints.
The new Viewpoints programme presents 11 narrative features and nine documentaries “as a snapshot of international independent cinema that immerses audiences in distinctive perspectives.”
Organisers said that overall 87 features and 61 shorts will screen and the second Tribeca Online Film Festival will offer free online screenings for viewers nationwide.
There will be new awards for cinematography, screenwriting and editing. The inaugural Best New Narrative Director and Best New Documentary Director awards are now open to any filmmaker in the festival making the North American or wider premiere or his or her first feature film.
The remaining feature film line-up will be announced on Mar 14. The total 2011 selection includes features from 32 countries and presents 42 world premieres, 11 international premieres, 19 North American premieres, 7 US premieres and eight New York premieres. There were a record 5,624 submissions.
“It’s our tenth Tribeca Film Festival, and in our relatively brief existence we have evolved dramatically,” executive director Nancy Schafer said. “The festival has become an integral part of the cultural landscape of New York City as well as a globally recognised platform for storytelling.”
“In programming the festival this year we had to make some incredibly difficult decisions, but we are excited about the quality, ingenuity, risk-taking and diversity of this year’s programme,” added director of programming David Kwok. “We are particularly proud that we have 12 directors returning to Tribeca with their feature films as well as the opportunity to showcase an excellent number of films that have been supported by the Tribeca Film Institute.
“We believe the competition this year is one of our most diverse yet — it includes countries and genres never before represented and highlights the spectrum of world cinema out there today. In our new Viewpoints section, we celebrate films that have unique, personal perspectives in their approach to their subjects, and which connect a wide range of global stories. We can’t wait to share them with our audiences.”
This year, 12 narrative and 12 documentaries all making their world, international or North American premieres will compete for combined unrestricted cash prizes amounting to $150,000
World Narrative Feature Competition
Angels Crest, dir Gaby Dellal (UK-Canada). World Premiere.
Artificial Paradises (Paraisos Artificiales), dir Yulene Olaizola (Mexico). North American Premiere.
Black Butterflies, dir Paula van der Oest (Germany-Netherlands-South Africa). International Premiere.
Blackthorn, dir Mateo Gil (Spain-France-Bolivia-US). World Premiere.
Cairo Exit (El Korough), dir Hesham Issawi (Egypt-UAE International Premiere.
Grey Matter (Matiere Grise), dir Kivu Ruhorahoza (Rwanda-Australia). World Premiere.
Jesus Henry Christ, dir Dennis Lee (US) – World Premiere. [pictured]
The Kite (Patang), dir Prashant Bhargava (India-US) – North American Premiere.
The Last Rites Of Joe May, dir Joe Maggio (US) – World Premiere.
Romantics Anonymous (Les Emotifs Anonymes), dir Jean-Pierre Ameris (France-Belgium) – International Premiere.
She Monkeys (Apflickorna), dir Lisa Aschan (Sweden) – North American Premiere.
Turn me on, goddammit, dir Jannicke Systad Jacobsen (Norway) – World Premiere.
World Documentary Feature Competition
Bombay Beach, dir Alma Har’el (US-Israel) – North American Premiere.
The Bully Project, dir Lee Hirsch (US) – World Premiere.
The Carrier, dir Maggie Betts (US) – World Premiere.
Cinema Komunisto, dir Mila Turajlic (Serbia) – North American Premiere.
Give Up Tomorrow, dir Michael Collins (US-UK) – International Premiere.
Jiro Dreams Of Sushi, dir David Gelb (US) – North American Premiere.
Koran By Heart, dir Greg Barker (US-UK) – World Premiere.
Love During Wartime, dir Gabriella Bier (Sweden) – North American Premiere.
Marathon Boy, dir Gemma Atwal (UK-US-India) – North American Premiere.
Our School (Scoala Noastra), dir Mona Nicoara and Miruna Coca-Cozma (US-Switzerland) – North American Premiere.
Semper Fi: Always Faithful, dir Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon (US) – World Premiere.
Despicable Dick And Righteous Richard, dir Joshua Neale (UK) – World Premiere.
The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye, dir Marie Losier (US-France) – Documentary, New York Premiere.
Love Always, Carolyn, dir Maria Ramstrom and Malin Korkeasalo (Sweden) – Documentary, World Premiere.
Donor Unknown, dir Jerry Rothwell (UK) – Documentary, North American Premiere.
Flowers Of Evil (Fleurs Du Mal), dir David Dusa (France) – Narrative, North American Premiere.
Gnarr, dir Gaukur Ulfarsson (Iceland) – Documentary, International Premiere.
Gone, dir Gretchen Morning and John Morning (US) – Documentary, World Premiere.
The Good Life (Det Gode Liv), dir Eva Mulvad (Denmark) – Documentary, North American Premiere.
The Journals Of Musan (Musan Il-Gi), dir Park Jungbum (South Korea) – Narrative, North American Premiere.
Lotus Eaters, dir Alexandra McGuinness (UK) – Narrative, World Premiere.
Magic Valley, dir Jaffe Zinn (US) – Narrative, World Premiere.
Maria My Love, dir Jasmine McGlade Chazelle (US) – Narrative, World Premiere.
The Miners’ Hymns, dir Bill Morrison (UK-US) – Documentary, International Premiere.
My Last Round (Mi Ultimo Round), dir Julio Jorquera (Chile-Argentina) – Narrative, North American Premiere.
NEDS, dir Peter Mullan (UK) – Narrative, US Premiere.
Rid Of Me, dir James Westby (US) – Narrative, World Premiere.
Splinters, dir Adam Pesce (US) – Documentary, World Premiere.
Stuck Between Stations, dir Brady Kiernan (US) – Narrative, World Premiere.
The Swell Season, dir Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins and Carlo Mirabella-Davis (US) – Documentary, World Premiere.
Treatment, dir Steven Schardt and Sean Nelson (US) – Narrative, World Premiere.
White, White World (Beli, Beli Svet), dir Oleg Novkovic (Serbia-Germany-Sweden) – Narrative, North American Premiere.