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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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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