Statuettes and plaques are fine, but kind of boring. At Tribeca, we give our winning filmmakers something a lot better: original works of art by world-renowned New York City artists. The 2013 Art Awards program, in partnership with Chanel, matches well-known artists with categories in our competition each year. 

In the video above by Matt Black with music by Nicolas Jaar, Robert Longo, Dustin Yellin, Erik Parker, Joyce Pensato, and Curtis Kulig allow us in to their studios to talk about art, film, pop culture, and what it takes to be an artist today. As Robert Longo puts it: "If you know what you're doing, you're doing it wrong."

The work of all twelve 2013 Art Awards Artists will be presented to filmmakers at TFF 2013's Awards Night tomorrow night, which will be livestreamed on

More videos in this series:

Dustin Yellin on His Influences, Including Girls, Drugs and Werner Herzog

Erik Parker: "Whether people like it or not, they know I did it."

Robert Longo on His Work 'Untitled #5'

Curtis Kulig on Notebook Doodles and Street Art

Joyce Pensato on Pop-Culture Based Art

Clifford Ross on Cross Continental Collaboration

Gillian Laub: "I'm interested in pictures and stories that inspire dialogue."

David Kratz on Art and Legacy