Dramas The Rocket and Broken Circle Breakdown were the toast of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday (25Apr13) after winning top prizes in New York.
The Rocket, about a young Laotian boy who enters a rocket-building contest, took home The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature Film and Best Actor (Sitthiphon Disamoe).
And Broken Down Circle, about a bluegrass musician who finds love with a tattoo artist, landed the prize for Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature Film and Best Actress (Veerle Baetens).
Meanwhile, filmmaker Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais was presented with the trophy for Best New Narrative Director for Whitewash and Sean Dunne landed the documentary equivalent for his movie Oxyana.
The Kill Team by Dan Krauss won Best Documentary Feature.
There's already an Oscars buzz surrounding this movie.