Oscar-Winner ‘New Tenants’ Heads Tribeca Shorts Lineup

Bookings include short directed by Kirsten Dunst, others featuring Anthony Hopkins, Sam Rockwell

Last Updated: March 18, 2010 @ 1:31 PM

“The New Tenants,” which recently won the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short, is among the 47 short films that will be shown at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Joachim Back’s Oscar-wining black comedy (photo below) will be joined by shorts directed by Kirsten Dunst ("Bastard"), James Cromwell and Joshua Bell, and featuring performances by Anthony Hopkins, Harry Dean Stanton, Brian Geraghty, Mariska Hargitay, Sam Rockwell and Jesse Eisenberg, among others.

The New TenantsThe films were selected from almost 3,000 submissions, and include a TFF-record 21 world premieres. They will be shown in six different, thematically-linked programs.

Seven are documentaries, while the 10 films in the “Experimental Collisions” program are documentary/narrative hybrids.

The TFF will take place between April 21 and May 2 in lower Manhattan. The Tribeca Film Festival Virtual will also make a selection of films, including 15 shorts, available online to patrons who purchase a TFF Virtual premium pass.

Awards worth more than $15,000 will be given in the categories of Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short and Student Visionary Award. The 15 shorts available on TFF Virtual will be eligible for an additional $5,000 award from the festival’s chief sponsor, American Express.

The shorts programs:

Hard Core:

“Bedford Park Boulevard,” (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Felix Thompson (Student film)
“Billy and Aaron,” (USA, Netherlands), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Rodney Evans (TFF Virtual)
“Cookie,” (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Francisco Ordonez (TFF Virtual)
“F–K,” (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Rick Rodgers, written by Ed Vassallo (TFF Virtual)
“In Space (Soonyakat),” (Thailand, USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Visra Vichit-Vadakan (Student film)
“The New Tenants,” (USA, Denmark), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Joachim Back, written by David Rakoff
“Something in the Air,” (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Ramsay Davila (TFF Virtual)

Wishful Thinking:

“A Border Story,” (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Tobias Louie, written by Conor Welter, Tobias Louie
“Cried Suicide,” (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Lauren Palmigiano (TFF Virtual)
“Delilah, Before,” (Singapore), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Melanie Schiele (Student film) (TFF Virtual)
“The Dinner Party,” (USA), Narrative, International Premiere, directed and written by Peter Glanz
“Edgar,” (Germany), Narrative, North American Premiere, directed and written by Fabian Busch (TFF Virtual)
“Epic Fail (Epik feil),” (Iceland), Narrative, North American Premiere, directed and written by Ragnar Agnarsson
“The Pool,” (Ireland), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Thomas Hefferon, written by Thomas Hefferon, TJ Hundtofte
“The Wake,” (Australia), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Gemma Lee, written by Charlie Clausen (TFF Virtual)

Identity Theft:

“Arena,” (Portugal), Narrative, US Premiere, directed and written by João Salaviza
“The Crush,” (Ireland), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Michael Creagh
“Day Trip,” (New Zealand), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Zoe McIntosh, written by Costa Botes (TFF Virtual)
“Kiss (Kus),” (Netherlands), Narrative, North American Premiere, directed and written by Joost van Ginkel (TFF Virtual)
“Loop Planes,” (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Robin Wilby, written by Robin Wilby, Austen Rachlis (Student film) (TFF Virtual)
“Poi Dogs,” (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Joel Moffett (TFF Virtual)
“Record,” (Canada), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Dylan Reibling (TFF Virtual)
“some boys don’t leave,” (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Maggie Kiley, written by Matthew Mullen, Maggie Kiley (Student film)

Between the Lines:

“Athena,” (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Max Hoffman
“Bastard,” (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Kirsten Dunst, written by Kirsten Dunst, Sasha Sagan
“Brucie,” (UK), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Clair Breton (TFF Virtual)
“Father Christmas Doesn’t Come Here,” (South Africa), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Bheki Sibiya, written by Sibongile Nkosana, Bongi Ndaba
“The Pool Party,” (Iran, USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Sara Zandieh (Student film)
“Roots in Water,” (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Domenica Scorsese, written by Richard Nelson
“The Third Rule,” (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Aundre Johnson, written by Aundre Johnson, Aaron Crowe (TFF Virtual)

Flashback:

“A .45 at 50th,” (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Joshua Bell, John Cromwell, written by Joshua Bell (TFF Virtual)
“Hard Rock Havana,” (Cuba/USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Nicholas Brennan (Student film) (TFF Virtual)
“Missed Connections,” (USA), Documentary, World Premiere, directed by Mary Robertson (TFF Virtual)
“New American Soldier,” (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Emma Cott, Anna Belle Peevey (Student film)
“Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn,” (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed and written by Nancy Kapitanoff, Sharon Yamato
“White Lines & the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug,” (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Travis Senger, written by Travis Senger, Mark Skillz

Experimental Collisions:

“Berlin,” (Canada), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed by Martin Laporte
“BLACK WHITE BLACK WHITE,” (USA), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed and written by John Thompson (Student film)
“This disk is the same as the other one, Ce disque est le même que l’autre” (France), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Jean-Jacques Palix
“Collision of Parts,” (USA), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed by Mark Street
“The Delicate Art of the Bludgeon (L’Art Délicat de la Matraque),” (France), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Jean-Gabriel Periot
“Grandmother’s Eye (Mormors Öga),” (Sweden), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Jonathan Lewald (Student film)
“Lachen Verlernt,” (UK), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed and written by Tal Rosner
“The Visible and Invisible of a Body Under Tension (Parties visible et invisible d’un ensemble sous tension),” (France), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Emmanuel Lefrant
“Release,” (USA), Narrative/Documentary, World Premiere, directed by Bill Morrison
“Walkway,” (USA), Narrative/Documentary, North American Premiere, directed by Ken Jacobs

Short Screening with Feature:

“Yanqui Walker,” (USA), Documentary, New York Premiere, directed by Kathryn Ramey (screening with"The Travelogues")

The TFF website is here.