It’s great when Cats wins the audience prize—both my favorites have been rewarded. But after a ceremony in which you have, proportionately, one winner for every sixteen losers, the vibe can get ugly. Catching a breath of air outside, I watch many filmmakers leave dejectedly. “The awards are all politics,” hisses one guy. He says that like it’s a bad thing, but I think it’s what makes the Tribeca Film Festival so sensational.