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"Dean," "Do Not Resist," "Junction 48" Earn Top Honors At Tribeca Film Festival
In “Do Not Resist,” thousands of MRAPS (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles) return to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of which will be transferred to law enforcement agencies for free. (Photo by Craig Atkinson)
Samsung’s "Hearing Colors" wins inaugural Tribeca X Award
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Demetri Martin’s feature film debut Dean, the police militarization documentary Do Not Resist and the Palestinian hip-hop drama Junction 48 took top honors at the 15th Tribeca Film Festival.

The juried awards were handed out Thursday at a ceremony in New York. Martin’s autobiographical Dean, about the comic dealing with the death of his mother, won best narrative feature. Best international feature went to Junction 48, Udi Aloni’s film about a Palestinian rapper in Tel Aviv.

This marked the first time in the history of the Tribeca Film Festival that there were separate U.S. and international narrative competition categories.

Craig Atkinson’s Do Not Resist, about the militarization of local police, won best documentary feature. Bill and Turner Ross’ documentary of David Byrne’s color guard concert, Contemporary Color, won for both editing and cinematography.

Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness is a virtual reality project about blindness that won the festival’s Storyscapes competition for interactive and transmedia works.

The inaugural Tribeca X Award--given to the best work at the intersection of advertising and entertainment--went to Samsung’s Hearing Colors directed by Gregg Brunkalla. The piece introduces us to Neil Haribisson whose live is like something out of a sci-fi novel. Haribisson was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that leaves 1 in 30,000 people completely colorblind. But Haribisson isn’t colorblind, far from it. After convincing his doctors to implant an antenna into the back of his head, he now possesses a new sense—the ability to hear colors. In this short film, Haribisson takes us through a day in his life and into an entirely new world.

Here’s a full rundown of Tribeca juried award winners:

    The Founders Award for Best Narrative FeatureDean, written and directed by Demteri Martin. Winner receives $20,000, sponsored by AT&T, and the art award “Waking Up in the Painted World” by Stephen Hannock. 
    Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature FilmDominic Rains in The Fixer
    Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film Mackenzie Davis in Always Shine
    Best Cinematography in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film – Cinematography by Michael Ragen for Kicks. Winner receives $50,000 in post-production services donated by Company 3. 
    Best Screenplay in a U.S. Narrative Feature FilmWomen Who Kill written by Ingrid Jungermann. Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Freixenet Cava. 

    The Best International Narrative FeatureJunction 48, written and directed by Udi Aloni. Winner receives $20,000, sponsored by Netflix, and the art award “Temple of the Moon” by Sara VanDerBeek. 
    Best Actor in an International Narrative Feature FilmAlan Sabbagh in The Tenth Man
    Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature FilmRadhika Apte in Clean Shaven, a part of Madly. 
    Best Cinematography in an International Narrative Feature Film – Cinematography by Kjell Vassdal for El Clasico . Winner receives $50,000 in post-production services donated by Company 3. 
    Best Screenplay in an International Narrative Feature FilmPerfect Strangers written by Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paolo Genovese, Paola Mammini, and Rolando Ravello. Winners receive $2,500 sponsored by Freixenet Cava. 

    Best Documentary Feature Do Not Resist, directed by Craig Atkinson (USA). Winner receives $20,000, sponsored by Netflix, and the art award “Untitled” by Virginia Overton. 
    Best Documentary Cinematography – Cinematography by Jarred Alterman for Contemporary Color (USA).  Winner receives $2,500, sponsored by Bira 91. 
    Best Documentary Editing – Editing by Bill Ross for Contemporary Color (USA). Winner receives $2,500, sponsored by Bira 91.   

    Best New Narrative DirectorPriscilla Anany, director of Children of the Mountain (USA, Ghana). Winner receives $10,000 sponsored by HBO, and the art award “The Transit of Venus (Melanie)” by Keith Edmier. 

    Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award David Feige for Untouchable (USA). Winner receives $10,000 sponsored by Netflix, and the art award “Lenox Hill” by Josh Tonsfeldt. 

    Best Narrative ShortHold On (Houvast), directed by Charlotte Scott-Wilson (Netherlands).Winner receives $5,000 sponsored by Netflix, and the art award “It’s You and Me Kid” by Marc Hundley.  

    Best Documentary ShortExtremis directed by Dan Krauss (USA). Winner receives $5,000 sponsored by AKA Hotel Residences, and the art award “Untitled (11/30/96)” by John Miller. 

    Student Visionary Award Ping Pong Coach directed by Yi Liu. (Taiwan R.O.C., USA). Winner receives $5,000 sponsored by HBO. 

    Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness created by Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, and James Spinney. Winner receives $10,000, presented by AT&T. The award was given by Jessica Brillhart, Saschka Unseld, and Olga Serna, Senior Marketing Manager, AT&T.

    Rachel Tunnard, director, writer and editor of Adult Life Skills (UK). Winner receives $25,000, sponsored by Coach, and the art award “Untitled” by Laura Owens. 

    Hearing Colors created by Greg Brunkalla for Samsung.