The British film, directed by Paul Taylor and Teddy Liefer, won a one-of-a-kind trophy to commemorate the achievement as well as $25,000.
"We Are Together (Thina Simunye)" is a documentary about the children in the South Africa Agape Orphanage, most of who have lost their parents to AIDS.
"The Tribeca Film Festival Cadillac Award is a fantastic honor. Audience reaction has been incredible and we've had a great festival," said Paul Taylor as he accepted the award. "Having some of the children from Agape with us during the festival has been very special. Everywhere they go people fall in love with them. This is their award."