Tribeca Film Festival News

'Give Up Tomorrow' Wins Audience Award at 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

By Associated Press on May 1, 2011

NEW YORK – "Give Up Tomorrow," a documentary about the plight of an allegedly innocent man imprisoned in the Philippines, has won the audience award for the Tribeca Film Festival.

The film chronicles the highly publicized case of culinary student Paco Larranaga, who was arrested as a 19-year-old in 1997 for the kidnap, rape and murder of two sisters. He was convicted despite having dozens of witnesses vouch for his whereabouts on another Philippine island hundreds of miles away.

Michael Collins' film had earlier been a special mention in the festival's jury-picked awards.

'Give Up Tomorrow' Wins Audience Award at 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

By Associated Press on May 1, 2011

NEW YORK – "Give Up Tomorrow," a documentary about the plight of an allegedly innocent man imprisoned in the Philippines, has won the audience award for the Tribeca Film Festival.

The film chronicles the highly publicized case of culinary student Paco Larranaga, who was arrested as a 19-year-old in 1997 for the kidnap, rape and murder of two sisters. He was convicted despite having dozens of witnesses vouch for his whereabouts on another Philippine island hundreds of miles away.

Michael Collins' film had earlier been a special mention in the festival's jury-picked awards.

International Slate Heads 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

By Associated Press on March 7, 2011

NEW YORK – The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival boasts an international slate, with movies from 32 different countries.

On Monday, Tribeca announced its selections in world narrative and documentary competition, as well as those in the festival's "viewpoints" section. Director of programming David Kwok called the lineup "one of our most diverse yet."

A documentary on school bullies, "The Bully Project," was among the documentary selections. A new take on Butch Cassidy, "Blackthorn," starring Sam Shepard, is among the world narrative competition.