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Monday, 13 May, 2002, 09:47 GMT 10:47 UK
Tribeca festival ends with awards
Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro
Martin Scorsese joined De Niro for the awards ceremony
New York's Tribeca film festival has ended with an award ceremony for emerging movie makers.

The new festival, created by actor Robert De Niro and his business partner, Jane Rosenthal, is intended to help revitalise the city's Lower East Side - close to the area devastated by the 11 September attacks on the US.

The best narrative feature award went to Rodger Dodger, the story of a New York teenager starring Campbell Scott, Elizabeth Berkley, Jennifer Beals and Isabella Rosellini and directed by Dylan Kidd.

Elizabeth Berkley
Rodger Dodger stars Elizabeth Berkley
Chiefs, directed by Daniel Junge, won in the documentary category.

It explores the struggles of two American Indian players in the Wyoming Indiana High School basketball team.

Another documentary award, for best short film, went to All Water Has A Perfect Memory by director Natalia Almada, about a family's loss of a child.

The best narrative award was given to Bamboleho from director Luis Prieto, about a child who lives on rooftops in Barcelona in Spain.

Student award

New Yorker Eric Eason was named best emerging filmmaker for his first feature length movie, Manito.

Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey presented awards
It follows two brothers from the Washington Heights area of New York trying to escape a family cycle of drugs and violence.

The student award went to Marcin Wrona for Magnet Man, about a conflict between a boy and his father.

Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal had mooted the idea of a Tribeca film festival for some years, but were moved to act after the attack on the World Trace Center.

The festival, which ran for five days, saw more than 100 screenings - including Sunday's charity screening of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones.

See also:

09 May 02 | Film
Film festival boosts New York
14 Dec 01 | Film
De Niro voted greatest star
10 Nov 01 | Americas
Residents move away from Ground Zero
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