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“Hondros” takes Tribeca ’17 Audience Award

Greg Campbell’s Hondros has won the Tribeca Film Festival’s Audience Award for documentary. The film – which was exec produced by Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker and Jamie Lee Curtis – paints ...
May 1, 2017

Greg Campbell’s Hondros has won the Tribeca Film Festival’s Audience Award for documentary.

The film – which was exec produced by Jake Gyllenhaal, Riva Marker and Jamie Lee Curtis – paints a detailed portrait of award-winning photographer Chris Hondros, who served as a witness to war-torn conflict in Kosovo in 1999 until his death in Libya in 2011. The award came with a US$10,000 cash award.

Hondros held its world premiere in the New York-set festival’s Spotlight Documentary program.

Runner-up in the documentary audience award was Oren Jacoby‘s Shadowman. The film, which debuted in the Documentary Competition section of the festival, profiles rogue New York street artist Richard Hambleton’s rise to fame in the early 1980s.

The festival last week presented its juried award winners, with Elvira Lind‘s cinéma vérité film Bobbi Jene and Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra’s A Suitable Girl taking top doc prizes. 

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival ran from April 19 to 30.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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