'Here Alone,' 'The Return' Win Tribeca Audience Awards

Adam McDaid
'Here Alone'

'Children of the Mountain' and 'Midsummer in Newtown' were the runners-up for the fest's narrative and documentary honors.

Here Alone and The Return took home the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival audience awards, it was announced Saturday night.

The awards, which include a cash prize of $10,000 and an art piece for each winner, were given to the audience choices for the best films.

Here Alone — Rod Blackhurst's virus-survival tale with Lucy Walters, Gina Piersanti, Adam David Thompson and Shane West — won the narrative award. The runner-up was Children of the Mountain, directed by Priscilla Anany.

The documentary award was given to The Return, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway's feature following convicts reintegrating into society after previously being given a life sentence behind bars. The runner-up was Lloyd Kramer's Midsummer in Newtown.

"It's great to see audiences finding and supporting a true discovery film like Here Alone and the powerful and affecting documentary The Return," said fest director Genna Terranova, "While very different films, both highlight the resilience of the human spirit."

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