An Iranian drama has walked away with the top honour at this year's (09) Tribeca Film Festival.
About Elly was named Best Feature Film at the annual prizegiving ceremony, held in New York on Thursday (30Apr09), while Racing Dreams, which tells the story of three young racing enthusiasts who hope to grow up to be NASCAR drivers, took home Best Documentary Feature.
Ciaran Hinds triumphed in the Best Actor category for his role as a widower in The Eclipse and Best Actress went to Zoe Kazan for The Exploding Girl.
Jurors on the panel at Robert De Niro's movie event included such stars as Meg Ryan, Uma Thurman, Mary-Kate Olsen and Whoopi Goldberg.
The festival's audience award winner will be announced on Saturday (02May09) evening.
The main list of winners is as follows:
Best Actor - Ciaran Hinds
Best Actress - Zoe Kazan
Best Feature Film - About Elly
Best Feature Documentary - Racing Dreams
Best Narrative - Here and There
Best Documentary - Partly Private
Best New Narrative Filmmaker - Rune Denstad Langlo For North
Best New Documentary Filmmaker - Ian Olds for Fixer: The Taking Of Ajmal Naqshbandi.