Bo McGuire’s transgenerational hybrid doc “Socks on Fire” and Julia Jansch’s “My Father the Mover” were awarded top documentary honors at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.
The 19th annual edition of the New York City-based festival was postponed last month following a ban in March on events or gatherings of 500 people or more. It was previously set to take place April 15-26 and is currently being rescheduled.
McGuire’s “Socks on Fire” was awarded best documentary feature by the festival. The film serves as a first-person exploration into the intricacies of McGuire’s family dynamic as his aunt and uncle quibble over the director’s grandmother’s estate in the rural South.
The best documentary short award went to Julia Jansch’s “My Father the Mover,” which explores the African dance and movement of Gqom that motivates kids in Khayelitsha, South Africa to deal through their hardships and find their superpowers.
See the complete list of documentary award winners at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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