Attn filmmakers: Tribeca Film Festival call for entries

August 12, 2015

Dates-announcement-for-2016-webThe Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, has announced its 2016 dates — April 13 through April 24 — and a call for submissions for narrative and documentary features, short films, and exhibits in interactive storytelling. The 15th annual Festival will continue its residency at Spring Studios for the second year as well as its expansion into the intersection of storytelling and technology. Full details can be found in the press release below.

As an FYI – over 20 films that world premiered at TFF have found distribution so far. They include Adderall Diaries, Anesthesia, Ashby, Autism in Love, Backtrack, Crocodile Gennadiy, Dirty Weekend, Franny, Live From New York!, Man Up, Meadowland, Men Go to Battle, Mojave, Play it Forward, Prescription Thugs, Slow Learners, Stung, Survivalist, Sworn Virgin, Tumbledown, The Wannabe, What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy, and Very Semi Serious.

Local filmmakers have had their films at the festival — the only way to get in is to submit.

Full details can be found in the press release below.

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New York, NY (August 12, 2015) – The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, will hold its 15th edition on April 13– April 24, 2016 in New York City. Today the Festival announced a call for submissions for narrative and documentary features, short films, and exhibits in interactive storytelling. Returning for the second year is Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios, the Festival’s creative hub and destination for festivalgoers, industry and press where innovation events, select Tribeca Talks® panels, Awards night, parties, and more will take place.

TFF continues to encourage women filmmakers through The Nora Ephron Prize, sponsored by Coach. For the third year, the $25,000 award will recognize a female filmmaker whose work embodies the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron.

For the past 14 years, TFF has provided a platform for original storytelling, creative expression, and immersive entertainment. The Festival supports and celebrates both American independent voices and established directors from around the world, and hosts screenings of feature and short length films, curated conversations, and master classes for industry and the cultural community. The 2016 Festival will continue to explore the intersection of storytelling and technology with a variety of programming, including the fourth annual Storyscapes program — a juried showcase of interactive storytelling, VR showcases, TFI Interactive, and more.

Deadlines to submit U.S. and international films for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:

• September 14, 2015: Submissions open for feature films, short films, interactive storytelling projects

• October 16, 2015: Early deadline for feature films and short films

• November 25, 2015: Official entry deadline for feature films, short films, interactive storytelling projects

• December 23, 2015 – Late entry deadline for feature length world-premiere films only

Complete information regarding eligibility and rules and regulations for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival will be available at Questions regarding submissions may be directed to or by calling 212-941.2305.

About the Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival helps filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema. It is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors.

Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center, to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture, the Festival brings the industry and community together around storytelling.

The Tribeca Film Festival has screened more than 1,600 films from more than 80 countries since its first edition in 2002. Since inception, it has attracted an international audience of more than 5.4 million attendees.

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