And the winners are...

Tribeca jury awards Swede dreams.

by Amber Wilkinson

Let The Right One In
Let The Right One In

Sweden - which produced the Sundance World Dramatic Competition winner earlier this year in the shape of King Of Ping Pong (Ping-pongkingen) - triumphed again in the Tribeca Awards, thanks to Tomas Alfredson's Let The Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in).

This coming-of-age tale which also re-examines the myth of vampirism is a wonderful mixture of lyricism, touching coming of age emotion, mystery and horror. It really is a notch above the norm and genuinely in a class of its own.

Accepting the award, Alfredson said: "This is very overwhelming."

The documentary award, meanwhile, went to the much-touted Pray The Devil Back To Hell, a well-made, solid feature, by Gini Reticker.

Reticker said: "I can't tell you how much this means to the women of Liberia and women looking for peace all over the world."

Other documentaries picking up awards, were Daniela Zanzotto's Zoned In - which explores the role of race and class within the US educational system - which scooped the New York State LOVES Film Best Documentary Award, and War Child - about child-soldier-turned-rap-star - which won the audience award.

It was a good night for the British contingent, too, with Thomas Turgoose and Piotr Jagiello sharing the acting honours for their lovely portrayal of teenage pals in Shane Meadows' Somers Town.

Speaking about the pair, the jury said: "For an extraordinary and exhilarating rendering of a friendship found, the Narrative Feature Jury is awarding the Best Actor prize to this magical team."

Also, partly UK-made was feature film My Marlon And Brando (Gitmek) - about love in a war zone - which saw director Hüseyin Karabey named best new narrative filmmaker, while Spaniard Carlos Carcas picked up the best new documentary gong for Old Man Bebo - about an octogenarian Cuban pianist.

The best actress gong went to Eileen Walsh for her role in Irish film Eden. The jury said it was "for her exquisite rendering of a lonely wife aching to be seen and heard."

The Made In NY Narrative Award went to Frank Langella vehicle The Caller, described by the jury as "an unusual thriller whose mysterious plot finally exposes the mysteries of the heart".

Short film honours, meanwhile went to Steph Green's New Boy (narrative), Jessica Habie's Mandatory Service, and Sasie Sealy picked up the Student Visionary Award for Elephant Garden.

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