April 19-30, 2017
New York, USA
Founded in 2002 by acclaimed actor Robert De Niro, noted producer Jane Rosenthal and entrepreneur Craig Hatkoff, the Tribeca film festival in a short span has become among the leading film festivals globally.
Held in New York city each year, the festival boasts of the who’s who in attendance and screens the best of cinema from across the globe, drawing millions of audiences. The festival will take place from the 19th of April 2017 and run until 30th April 2017.
With multiple award categories, the festival is among the few that provides a great platform for feature, documentary and short films alike. Over the last few years a number of Indian films have made their way to be showcased at the festival, including Ritesh Batra’s short film Café Regular Cairo, Ashvin Kumar’s Little Terrorist, Fahad and Deepti’s documentary Katiyabaaz and Partho Sengupta’s Sunrise among others. The festival also awarded Radhika Apte with the best actress award for her role in Madly.
Submitting your film
The last deadline for submissions was on the 23rd of November, however there’s also the December 14th deadline for those films completed after the official entry deadline with a submission fee of $110. A festival geared towards inclusiveness, for any queries one can also write into [email protected].
If you reckon you may not be able to submit your film by then, we suggest you complete the application and write to them with your request.
2017 is already being prepped
The festival recently announced Barbra Streisand and Alejandro González Iñárritu as two of the Tribeca Talks conversations for the 16th annual Festival and also announced the world premiere of Kathryn Bigelow and Imraan Ismail’s virtual reality film, The Protectors: Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes.
Why the festival matters
The Tribeca body is far more than one that organizes one of the most awaited film festivals attracting the who’s who in the filmed entertainment world. From buyers to the leading sales agents and the red carpet glitterati, everyone is there. Additionally, apart from the festival, Tribeca also supports distribution of films with its distribution arm. Also the Tribeca film institute each year identifies a group of filmmakers, empowering them with funding and resources to make reality their stories. Apart from being a must-attend festival, this one proves to be a great launch pad for any new filmmaker and their film.