Rennert Student Wins Award at the Tribeca Film Festival
Enrique Begne, a film director from Mexico, returned to Rennert to further his English language studies while he was in
New York City for the Tribeca Film Festival. Begne's first film, "Dos Abrazos" (Two Embraces) won the 2007 Best New
Narrative Filmmaker Award recently at the prestigious festival, founded by actor Robert DeNiro. "Dos Abrazos" is the
story of four troubled individuals trying to find hope through new love relationships. The film also won Begne the best
Mexican filmmaker award at the 22nd annual Guadalajara International Film Festival, which is considered the most
prestigious film festival in Latin America.
The Tribeca Film Festival is a highlight of the Rennert
off-campus activities calendar. Nearly two dozen Rennert students worked as volunteers at the festival this year.
Momoko Mieda, a producer of television commercials in Japan, was one of the Rennert volunteers hoping to see new films
and rub elbows with stars and enthusiastic new filmmakers. Momoko
loved the multicultural nature of the festival and said she saw many films that moved her and expanded her thinking.
Other Rennert students declared it a "once-in-a-lifetime" experience and were grateful to Rennert teacher,
Brad Nield, for arranging and organizing the volunteer