2014 Tribeca Film Festival winners were announced Friday, as chosen by the various juries, with the Israeli film Zero Motivation earning top honors including the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature.

Zero Motivation writer/director Talya Lavie also won the Nora Ephron Prize for her film, a dark comedy about female Israeli soldiers.

“We believe a new, powerful, voice has emerged,” the jury said about Lavie.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature went to Paul Schneider, who stars in Goodbye to All That, the directorial debut from Junebug scribe Angus MacLachlan.

“This performance reminded us that even in the most ordinary settings, our lives can summon extraordinary humor, pain, awkwardness, and if we earn it… dignity,” the jury remarked.

Complete List of Winners:

Best Narrative Feature: Zero MotivationTalya Lavie
Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film: Paul Schneider – Goodbye To All That
Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film: Valeria Bruni – Human Capital
Best Cinematography: Damian García – Güeros
Best Screenplay: Guillaume Nicloux – The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq
Best Narrative Editing: Keith Miller – Five Star

World Documentary Competition:
Best Documentary Feature: Point and Shoot – Marshall Curry
Best Documentary Editing: Ne Me Quitte Pas – Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden

Best New Narrative Director: Josef Wladyka – Manos Sucias
Best New Documentary Director: Alan Hicks – Keep On Keepin’ On

Short Film Competition:
Best Narrative Short: The Phone Call – Mat Kirkby
Best Documentary Short: One Year Lease – Brian Bolster
Student Visionary Award: Nesma’s Bird – Najwan Ali and Medoo Ali

Bombay Sapphire Award for Transmedia: Clouds – Jonathan Minard and James George
Nora Ephron Prize: Zero Motivation – Talya Lavie

Tribeca Online Festival:
Best Feature Film: Vara: A Blessing – Khyentse Norbu
Best Short Film: Love in the Time of March Madness – Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambramo

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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