Filmmakers and actors from Iran, Norway, Ireland and the United States took the top prizes at the eighth-annual Tribeca Film Festival, which was scheduled to announce its winners at a ceremony on Thursday evening.
“About Elly (Darbareye Elly),” the fourth feature by the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, won the Founders Award for best narrative feature. The film tells the story of an Iranian kindergarten teacher and the friend who attempts to marry her off.
Rune Denstad Langlo, a Norwegian director, was named best new narrative filmmaker for “North (Nord),” a comedy about a lonely employee of a ski park. Each award comes with a prize of $25,000.
Ciarán Hinds was named best actor in a narrative feature for “The Eclipse,” a supernatural tale directed by the playwright Conor McPherson. Zoe Kazan was selected best actress in a narrative feature for “The Exploding Girl,” a film by Bradley Rust Gray about a woman who returns home to Brooklyn on a summer off from college.
Marshall Curry won for best documentary feature for “Racing Dreams,” about a national go-kart competition. That award also carries a $25,000 prize.
LIST OF WINNERS
The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – "About Elly (Darbareye Elly)," directed and written by Asghar Farhadi.
Best New Narrative Filmmaker – Rune Denstad Langlo for "North (Nord)," written by Erlend Loe.
Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Ciarán Hinds in "The Eclipse," directed and written by Conor McPherson.
Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Zoe Kazan in "The Exploding Girl," directed and written by Bradley Rust Gray.
Best Documentary Feature – "Racing Dreams," directed by Marshall Curry.
Special Jury Mention: "Defamation (Hashmatsa)," directed by Yoav Shamir.
Best New Documentary Filmmaker – Ian Olds for "Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi."
New York Competition Categories:
Best New York Narrative – "Here and There (Tamo i ovde)," directed and written by Darko Lungulov.
Best New York Documentary – "Partly Private," directed by Danae Elon.
Short Film Competition Categories:
Best Narrative Short – "The North Road (La route du Nord)," directed and written by Carlos Chahine.
Best Documentary Short – "home," directed by Matthew Faust.
Special Jury Mention: The Last Mermaids, directed by Liz Chae.
Student Visionary Award – "Small Change," directed and written by Anna McGrath.Special Jury Mention: "Oda a la Piña," directed and written by Laimir Fano.