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The Tribeca Film Festival showcases storytelling in all forms, including film, television, virtual reality, and music. Dozens of short films, full-length features, and shows fill the 10-day lineup, bringing the best of each genre to audiences. For a full schedule and more information, visit the festival’s site.
This year’s festival features 98 feature-length titles. In a year of record high submissions, the Festival’s curators chose to reduce the size of the overall program by 20%, making this the most selective and focused festival slate yet. The competition section features 32 films: 12 documentaries, 10 U.S. narratives and 10 international narratives. The spotlight narrative section features 15 fiction films, while 16 nonfiction films will premiere in the spotlight documentary section. The midnight section features five heart-stopping narratives and one documentary premiere.
Tribeca is presenting 57 thought-provoking and diverse short films in competition this year. The selected shorts, 40% of which were directed by women, and include filmmakers from every corner of the globe, were curated from a record 4,385 submissions. They will be presented in 10 distinct competition programs, consisting of five narrative, four documentary, and, for the second year, one animated program. In addition, there is the Sports Shorts program as part of the 11th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival.
Check out the exciting slate of television series, from world premieres of highly-anticipated new shows to beloved, returning fan favorites. As the television landscape continues to evolve in cinematic directions, Tribeca offers a special treat for TV fans, blowing up the small screen to theatrical proportions and bringing it to life with in-person talks from the dynamic storytellers on both sides of the camera. Each episode will be followed by captivating talks with series creators, writers, producers and stars including Jessica Biel, Titus Burgess, Tina Fey, Ron Howard, Matt LeBlanc, Elisabeth Moss, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Samira Wiley, and more.
The N.O.W. Showcase curates a selection of ten independent, online creators’ latest work that will be shown at world premiere screenings before being made available online at TribecaFilm.com. In addition, a slate of N.O.W. Special Screenings will be followed by dynamic conversations with creators, talent, and special guests. And the private Creators Market pays it forward, bringing together online storytellers looking to pitch new projects with a curated group of industry leaders interested in engaging up-and-coming online talent.
Tribeca continues to push the boundaries of storytelling through technology and creativity in this year’s Tribeca Immersive program. With 29 virtual reality (VR) and innovative exhibitions, Tribeca Immersive presents thought-provoking experiences and installations from top creators and emerging artists, including 20 world premieres. This year, Storyscapes and Virtual Arcade exhibitions will run concurrently throughout the Festival at the Tribeca Festival Hub, located at 50 Varick Street.