Eleventh Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2012 Dates, April 18 – April 29, 2012 And Call For Submissions

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Founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan, the Tribeca Film Festival has become one of the most important film festival in the world.

The Festival’s program line-up always includes a variety of independent films including documentaries, narrative features and shorts, as well as a program of family-friendly films. The Festival also features panel discussions with personalities in the entertainment world and a music lounge produced with ASCAP to showcase artists. One of the more distinctive components of the Festival is its Artists Awards program in which emerging and renowned artists celebrate filmmakers by providing original works of art that are given to the filmmakers’ competition winners.

The fest recently announced calls for submissions for 2012 Tribeca all access, TFI documentary fund, Latin america media arts and more. See the press release below.

New York, NY (August 8, 2011) – The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 18 – April 29, 2012 in New York City. The Festival has announced a Call for Submissions for narrative and documentary features as well as for short film entries.

In addition, the Tribeca Film Institute, the year round nonprofit arts organization, has announced submissions will open today for Tribeca All Access (TAA), TFI Documentary Fund, Latin America Media Arts Fund and the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund.

Deadlines to submit U.S. and International films for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:

September 19, 2011 – SUBMISSIONS OPEN

October 28, 2011 –      EARLY DEADLINE, FEATURES & SHORTS



Deadlines for filmmakers to submit for the 2012 Tribeca Film Institute programs are:

August 8, 2011 –         SUBMISSIONS OPEN

October 10, 2011 –      DEADLINE

Starting September 19, 2011, submission forms and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival will be available at www.tribecafilm.com/festival. Questions

regarding submissions may be directed to [email protected] or by calling 212.941.2305.

Submission forms and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2012 Tribeca Film Institute programs are now available at www.tribecafilminstitute.org. Questions regarding submissions may be directed to [email protected] or by calling 212.274.8080.

About Tribeca Film Festival:

Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival 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’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors.

Since Tribeca’s founding through 2011, the Tribeca Festival has screened over 1200 films from over 80 countries and it has attracted an international audience of more than 3.5 million attendees and generated an estimated $725 million in economic activity for New York City.

About Tribeca Film Institute:

The Tribeca Film Institute is a 501(c)3 year round nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001. TFI empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development, and is a resource and advocate for individual artists in the field. The Institute’s educational programming leverages an extensive film community network to help underserved New York City students learn filmmaking and gain the media skills necessary to be productive citizens and creative individuals in the 21st century. Administering a dozen major programs annually, TFI is a critical contributor to the fabric of filmmaking and aids in protecting the livelihood of filmmakers and media artists.

For more information and a list of all TFI programs visit http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/


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