The awards were unveiled several days before the festival closes on May 3. At time of writing no major deals had closed, although there was interest on Trucker, Kassim The Dream, Tennessee, From Within, Bart Got A Room, Lioness and The Caller, among others.
Best New Narrative Filmmaker and a prize of $25,000 was awarded to Huseyin Karabey's Turkey-Netherlands production My Marlon And Brando.
Thomas Turgoose and Piotr Jagiello won the Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film for Shane Meadows' UK drama Somers Town. Eileen Walsh took the best actress prize for Irish entry Eden directed by Declan Recks. The winners each receive two business elite ticket vouchers for anywhere Delta travels.
Gini Reticker's US entry Pray the Devil Back To Hell won Best Documentary Feature and a $25,000 cash prize and Spain's Carlos Carcas was named Best New Documentary Filmmaker for Old Man Bebo and took home a $25,000 cash prize.
Two New York prizes were selected from seven narrative and nine documentary features. The New York LOVES Film award and a $5,000 cash prize went to Daniela Zanzotto for the US-UK production Zoned In, while Richard Ledes' whistle-blower drama The Caller took the Made In NY - Narrative prize and a $5,000 cash prize.
Best Narrative Short and a $5,000 cash prize went to New Boy directed by Steph Green, Best Documentary Short and a $5,000 cash prize went to Mandatory Service by Jessica Habie and Sasie Sealy's Elephant Garden took the Student Visionary Award and an Apple Mac Pro Desktop with a 15' Display and Final Cut Studio 2.
The Cadillac Award winner and a $25,000 cash prize will be chosen by the audience and announced at the close of the festival on May 3.
This year's festival included 121 features and 79 short films from 41 countries. The world competition winners were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 18 countries.
'We are extremely proud of these directors' accomplishments and we are honored to have had these films as part of the festival,' festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal said.
'It's especially gratifying and exciting to see that the members of our juries selected an extremely diverse group of films - in terms of both their themes and their countries of production - and that the majority of the prizes are going to film-makers and performers who are all at an early stage of their careers,' artistic director Peter Scarlet said.
Every winning film will be screened at the AMC Village VII on May 4. For specific times and further details, visit the official website at www.tribecafilmfestval.org.