You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘The Rocket,’ ‘Bridegroom’ Win Over Tribeca Audiences

Recipients of the festival's audience awards announced at the 2013 fest's wrap part

“The Rocket,” the narrative feature that picked up two juried awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, also scored the fest’s audience kudo alongside the documentary “Bridegroom” from TV vet Linda Bloodworth Thomason on Saturday.

Kim Mordaunt’s “Rocket,” an Australian pic about a 10-year-old boy and his displaced family in Laos, took home the juried Founder’s Award on Thursday as well as a thesping trophy for young actor Sitthiphon Disamoe. The audience award adds another layer of fest buzz to the title, which also won three prizes at Berlin.

Thomason’s “Bridegroom,” meanwhile, nabbed the audience doc prize for its look at marriage inequality through the story of a young same-sex couple and the hardships faced by one man when his lover dies in an accident.

Filmmakers of the selected pics each get a cash prize of $25,000 and a special screening today. Festgoers  voted for the awards through ballots handed out at the end of screenings across five Tribeca sections: World Narrative, World Docu, Viewpoints, Spotlight and Midnight.

The 12th Tribeca, which kicked off April 17, wrapped today.

More Film

  • Saoirse Ronan Greta Gerwig Playback Podcast

    Playback: Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan on 'Lady Bird' and Coming of Age

    “The Rocket,” the narrative feature that picked up two juried awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, also scored the fest’s audience kudo alongside the documentary “Bridegroom” from TV vet Linda Bloodworth Thomason on Saturday. Kim Mordaunt’s “Rocket,” an Australian pic about a 10-year-old boy and his displaced family in Laos, took home the juried Founder’s […]

  • Gal Gadot Kumail Nanjiani Actors on

    Gal Gadot and Kumail Nanjiani Riff on Their Parents' Expectations and Name Mispronunciations

    “The Rocket,” the narrative feature that picked up two juried awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, also scored the fest’s audience kudo alongside the documentary “Bridegroom” from TV vet Linda Bloodworth Thomason on Saturday. Kim Mordaunt’s “Rocket,” an Australian pic about a 10-year-old boy and his displaced family in Laos, took home the juried Founder’s […]

  • SGIFF: Singapore Festival Launches in Understated

    Singapore Festival Launches in Understated Style

    “The Rocket,” the narrative feature that picked up two juried awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, also scored the fest’s audience kudo alongside the documentary “Bridegroom” from TV vet Linda Bloodworth Thomason on Saturday. Kim Mordaunt’s “Rocket,” an Australian pic about a 10-year-old boy and his displaced family in Laos, took home the juried Founder’s […]

  • IDFA Film Review: 'The Dead Nation'

    IDFA Film Review: 'The Dead Nation'

    “The Rocket,” the narrative feature that picked up two juried awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, also scored the fest’s audience kudo alongside the documentary “Bridegroom” from TV vet Linda Bloodworth Thomason on Saturday. Kim Mordaunt’s “Rocket,” an Australian pic about a 10-year-old boy and his displaced family in Laos, took home the juried Founder’s […]

  • A Photograph Made Available on 13

    Roland Emmerich's Centropolis, Flimmer Team Up on Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' (EXCLUSIVE)

    “The Rocket,” the narrative feature that picked up two juried awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, also scored the fest’s audience kudo alongside the documentary “Bridegroom” from TV vet Linda Bloodworth Thomason on Saturday. Kim Mordaunt’s “Rocket,” an Australian pic about a 10-year-old boy and his displaced family in Laos, took home the juried Founder’s […]

  • Jean Reno Boards Pablo Aragüés’ Fantasy

    Jean Reno Boards Pablo Aragüés’ Fantasy Thriller ‘1,200 Souls’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    “The Rocket,” the narrative feature that picked up two juried awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, also scored the fest’s audience kudo alongside the documentary “Bridegroom” from TV vet Linda Bloodworth Thomason on Saturday. Kim Mordaunt’s “Rocket,” an Australian pic about a 10-year-old boy and his displaced family in Laos, took home the juried Founder’s […]

  • Stranger Things Season 2

    Netflix, Deutsche Telekom Ink Global Partnership

    “The Rocket,” the narrative feature that picked up two juried awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, also scored the fest’s audience kudo alongside the documentary “Bridegroom” from TV vet Linda Bloodworth Thomason on Saturday. Kim Mordaunt’s “Rocket,” an Australian pic about a 10-year-old boy and his displaced family in Laos, took home the juried Founder’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content