Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the sixteenth event will be held April 19 through April 30, 2017, in several locations around New York City. Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, following the attacks on the World Trade Center, Tribeca has evolved from an annual event to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan to a gathering place for filmmakers, artists, innovators, and the global creative community. Through programs that embrace storytelling in all of its expansive forms – from film and music to video games and online work, Tribeca reimagines the cinematic experience and explores how art can unite communities.
The festival will 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 work to debut at the festival’s industry leading Virtual Arcade (virtual reality, 360 films, and augmented reality), the highly successful television section (episodic storytelling, anticipated premieres, and independent pilots), and N.O.W. program (new online work, stories created specifically for the online space).
The festival will also continue its Tribeca X award that it launched last year, with a call for submissions for branded storytelling, looking for the best creative collaborations at the intersection of entertainment and brands. In addition, they will continue to encourage female filmmakers through The Nora Ephron Prize which began four years ago and annually awards $25,000 to a female filmmaker whose work embodies the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron.
Deadlines to submit U.S. and International films for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:
- 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.