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Travis Fine’s Any Day Now won the Heineken Award for narrative film, and Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez’s BURN received the audience award for documentary at a wrap party held by the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night.
Traditionally, the festival has handed out one audience award, but this year it moved to two awards, one for narrative and one for documentary. Each award included a cash prize of $25,000. Additionally as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards program, Any Day Now received the sculpture Ascension courtesy of Nathan Sawaya and BURN received Jacobs #16 “Blue Skies” courtesy of Peter Dayton & Winston Wächter Fine Art.
Any Day Nows stars Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt who fight a legal battle to adopt a teenager with Down syndrome.
BURN, executive produced by Denis Leary, tells of the Detroit firefighters who most deal with abandoned properties and the highest arson rate in the country.
“It’s gratifying to see audiences respond so overwhelmingly to these world premiere films,” Nancy Schafer, executive director of the Tribeca Film Festival, said. “Both films strike uplifting and hopeful notes, and we look forward to them continuing to garner strong audience reaction long after the Festival is over.”
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