The Tribeca Film Festival, which runs through April 29, announced the winners of its 2012 edition tonight at an awards ceremony at the Conrad New York. The film Una Noche (pictured), which tells the story of three three Cuban teenagers trying to escape to Florida, received three prizes becoming the most awarded film of the competition. Lucy Mulloy's film won the prizes for Best Director, for Best Cinematography for the DPs Trevor Forrest and Shlomo Godder, and for Best Actor for the leads Dariel Arrechada and Javier Nuñez Florian. The film had received a lot of media exposure over the weekend when the news broke about Florian and co-star Anailín de la Rua de la Torre deflecting during a stop in Miami on the way from Cuba to the world premiere of the film in New York.
In its statement, the jury said they decided to give the award for Best Actor to both protagonists "for potent individual performances that together are even greater than the sum of their parts. Playing Raul and Elio, young Cuban men who goad each other on in a dream of fleeing Havana for a fantasy of Miami, Dariel locates Raul’s danger and sexual power as precisely as Javier taps into Elio’s essential sweetness. Both young actors are nonprofessionals who took great risks to tell a daring story. Each won our hearts."
Additionally, the Argentine film All In / La Suerte en sus manos by Daniel Burman received the prize for Best Narrative Screenplay which was written by the director and Sergio Dubcovsky, and comes with a cash prize of $5,000 USD.
For complete list of winners click here.