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Tribeca Film Festival Awards 'The Rocket' and 'The Kill Team' with Top Honors (TRAILERS)

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 26, 2013 at 11:57AM

Thursday night, the 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival announced recipients of its world narrative and documentary prizes. Narrative competition jurors Bryce Dallas-Howard, Blythe Danner, Paul Haggis, Kenneth Lonergan and Jessica Winter selected "The Rocket," about a family uprooted to Laos, for best narrative feature, awarding the prize to Australian director Kim Mordaunt. The young Sitthiphon Disamoe also took best actor for "The Rocket."
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Sitthiphon Disamoe in 'The Rocket.'
Sitthiphon Disamoe in 'The Rocket.'

Thursday night, the 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival announced recipients of its world narrative and documentary prizes.

Narrative competition jurors Bryce Dallas-Howard, Blythe Danner, Paul Haggis, Kenneth Lonergan and Jessica Winter selected "The Rocket," about a family uprooted to Laos, for best narrative feature, awarding the prize to Australian director Kim Mordaunt (Indiewire's interview with Mordaunt here). The young Sitthiphon Disamoe also took best actor for "The Rocket." (Read our TOH! review.)

Veerle Baetens won best actress for Belgian filmmaker Felix van Groeningen's crisis-of-faith love story "The Broken Circle Breakdown." The Europa Cinemas Label Award-winner also won best screenplay.

In the documentary category, Dan Krauss' film on the Afghanistan War, "The Kill Team," took best documentary feature. "Oxyana," Sean Dunne's portrait of a drug-addled mining town in West Virginia, received a special jury mention. (TOH! review and interview with Dunne here.) Jurors were Joe Berlinger, Sandi DuBowski, Whoopi Goldberg, Mira Sorvino, and Evan Rachel Wood.

Vice Films' "Lil Bub & Friendz" -- Andy Capper and Juliette Eisner's documentary about a very famous internet meme cat -- won the best feature film award at the Tribeca Online Film Festival. (Read Indiewire's review here and an interview with the filmmakers.)

View the complete list of winners here and check out Indiewire's coverage of the awards. Watch trailers for the top winners after the jump.

This article is related to: Tribeca Film Festival, The Rocket, Festivals, Awards


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.