The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival handed out its jury awards last night, in a reportedly swift ceremony held at NYC's W Union Square hotel. The winners of the narrative competition were chosen and presented by a group including actresses Hope Davis and Cheryl Hines, actor Aaron Eckhart, writer John Ridley (U Turn) and directors Gary Winick (13 Going on 30), Gary Ross (Pleasantville) and John Hamburg (I Love You, Man). The German drama Die Fremde (When We Leave) took the top prize, called The Founders Award, while the film's star, Sibel Kekilli, won Best Actress. Other narrative honors went to director Kim Chapiron(Dog Pound), actor Eric Elmosnino(Gainsbourg, Je t'Aime...Moi Non Plus) and the Italian film Mine vaganti (Loose Cannons), which received a special jury mention "for making us laugh, cry and immediately want to book a trip to Southern Italy."

Documentary winners Monica & David, Budrus and director Clio Barnard(The Arbor) were picked by a jury made up of actresses Jessica Alba, Whoopi Goldberg and Abbie Cornish, actor Aidan Quin and non-fiction filmmakers Eric Steel (The Bridge) Margaret Brown (The Order of Myths), Marshall Curry (Streetfight). About Barnard -- whose unconventional doc is currently atop my list of films I wish I'd seen -- they said, "Imagination is a word you don't often associate with documentary filmmaking, but this director bends the boundaries of the form, beautifully crafting an innovative and detailed film wherein great storytelling is paramount."