War Witch wins top film prize at Tribeca

Drama War Witch was named Best Narrative Feature, with Rachel Mwanza taking home the Best Actress award at the prizegiving in Manhattan on Thursday night (26Apr12).

Una Noche director Lucy Molloy was honoured, as were the film’s cinematographers Trevor Forrest and Shlomo Godder. Dariel Arrechada and Javier Nunez Florian shared the Best Actor award for their role in the Cuban drama.

The awards were presented by the festival’s founders Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal, and the jury panel, which included Patricia Clarkson, Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon. Winners received a cash prize of up to $25,000 (£13,000).

Other jurors who cast their opinion on the films include Dakota Fanning, Whoopi Goldberg, Kim Cattrall and director Brett Ratner.

Audience Award winners will be announced on Saturday (28Apr12).