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Tribeca Film Festival Winners Announced

The Tribeca Film Festival still has a couple more days left, but earlier today they announced the winners of the competition categories. The big winner was The Rocket, a film about a displaced 10-year-old Laotion boy who, while searching for a new home with his father and grandmother, stumbles upon and decides to enter a rocket-building contest. It won the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature and Best Actor, for Sitthiphon Disamoe, who played the young boy. Read the full list of winners below, and congratulate them with the customary Robert De Niro impression: "You talking to me, international cinema?" 

The Founders Award for Best Narrative FeatureThe Rocket, directed by Kim Mordaunt (Australia).

Special Jury Mention — Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, directed by Sam Fleischner.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film — Sitthiphon Disamoe as Ahlo in The Rocket, directed by Kim Mordaunt (Australia). 

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film — Veerle Baetens as Elise Vandevelde in The Broken Circle Breakdown, directed by Felix van Groeningen (Netherlands, Belgium). 

Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature Film — Cinematography by Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen, for Before Snowfall, directed by Hisham Zaman (Germany, Norway). 

Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature FilmThe Broken Circle Breakdown, written by Carl Joos and Felix van Groeningen and directed by Felix van Groeningen (Netherlands, Belgium). 

Best New Narrative Director — Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais, director ofWhitewash (Canada). 

Special Jury MentionHarmony Lessons, directed by Emir Baigazin (Germany, France). 

Best Documentary Feature The Kill Team, directed by Dan Krauss (USA). 

Special Jury MentionOxyana, directed by Sean Dunne (USA). 

Best Editing in a Documentary FeatureLet the Fire Burn, edited by Nels Bangerter, directed by Jason Osder (USA). 

Best New Documentary Director — Sean Dunne for Oxyana (USA). 

Special Jury Mention — Let the Fire Burn, directed by Jason Osder. 

Photo: Tom Greenwood/Courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival