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Chinese film wins New York prize
Robert De Diro
Actor Robert De Niro, co-founder of New York's Tribeca Film Festival
Chinese film The Green Hat has scooped a pair of awards at this year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

The story of a man coping with his wife's infidelity was named best narrative feature at the event.

Director Liu Fen Dou was also named best new narrative film-maker on Sunday as the festival drew to a close.

Tribeca was founded three years ago by actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese to revitalise Manhattan after the 11 September attacks.

The Green Hat was judged the festival's "clear winner" by Tribeca executive director Peter Scarlet.

Two films shared the award for best documentary feature - Arna's Children from Israel and The Man Who Stole My Mother's Face - a joint venture from Australia and South Africa.

World premieres

Brazilian director Paulo Sacramento was named the best new documentary film-maker for The Prisoner of the Iron Bars: Self-Portraits.

This year's Tribeca Festival featured more than 250 films from 42 countries, with many of them being premiered at the event.

Actresses Glenn Close, Kyra Sedgwick and Mary-Louise Parker were among the jurors on the awards panel.

Co-founder Robert De Niro launched this year's festival in March, saying he felt something was needed "to heal our neighbourhood and our city".

The first Tribeca Festival in 2002 attracted 150,000 people and generated $10m (6.5m) for the local economy.

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