‘Face’ value high as org picks up rights

Tribeca winner secures U.S. distrib

Women Make Movies has picked up North American distribution rights to Tribeca Film Fest doc winner “The Man Who Stole My Mother’s Face.”

Pic traces Australian filmmaker Cathy Henkel’s return to Johannesburg, South Africa, to investigate the 1989 rape and murder of her mother.

In addition to the personal story at hand, the film examines the larger repercussions of the country’s rampant sexual abuse.

Film Transit is brokering worldwide sales.

Pic will air also on the Sundance Channel in 2005.

In addition, WWM saw Tribeca victories for filmmakers in their production assistant program.

Jennifer Todd Reeves picked up a narrative feature prize for her pic “The Time We Killed” while Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson’s “Every Mother’s Son” won the $25,000 audience award.

In other Tribeca news, Phil Bertelsen’s “Rock the Paint,” Ellie Lee’s “The Road Home” and Stacy Holman’s “Dressed Like Kings” have been chosen as the Tribeca All Access winners.

In its first year, program offered 21 U.S.-based minority filmmakers the chance to network and develop their scripts with industry professionals.