With the dates for the sixteenth annual Tribeca Film Festival set to take place from 19th – 30th April in New York City, the festival has also announced that it will be accepting submissions from the 6th September onwards. Founded by Robert de Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, the festival brings together visionaries across industries and diverse audiences, while spurring on the economic and cultural revitalisation of lower Manhattan.This year’s festival promises to expand its areas of submissions from feature films, short films, and experiential storytelling (Storyscapes) program, to include submissions across all of the programming areas of the festival. Creators can submit virtual reality and augmented reality work and 360 films to debut at the Virtual Arcade, episodic storytelling, premieres and independent pilots to the highly successful television section and new online work (stories creates specifically for the online space to the N.O.W. program.
In a conscious bid to diversify the various types of talent being showcased, Festival Director Genna Terranova highlights the necessity of expanding on TFF’s programs this year: “Tribeca is a forward thinking storytelling festival and we have been supporting work that goes beyond the big screen for many years. As the technology and tools proliferate in the creative community and new distribution models emerge we feel it is the right time to expand and support artists on these growing platforms in a broader way.”
Below are the all important deadlines for submitting U.S. and International films for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival:
September 6, 2016: SUBMISSIONS OPEN.
October 19, 2016: EARLY DEADLINE for feature and short films, TV and episodic storytelling, and new online work.
November 23, 2016: OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE A for feature films, TV and episodic storytelling, and new online work.
December 2, 2016: OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE B for short films and all experiential storytelling.
December 14, 2016: LATE ENTRY DEADLINE for feature length world-premiere films only and TV and episodic work.
January 13, 2017: EARLY DEADLINE for Tribeca X award.
February 15, 2017: OFFICIAL DEADLINE for Tribeca X award.