Tribeca Film Festival


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Tribeca Film Festival

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The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. In the wake of the attacks, one section of New York City—the Lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca, located near the World Trade Center site—had suffered significant financial losses. The festival's founders—actor Robert De Niro, film producer Jane Rosenthal, and philanthropist Craig Hatkoff—believed a festival devoted to music, culture, and independent film would restore Lower Manhattan as a major center for filmmaking and would generate opportunities for artists in the independent film world.
Spanning a week in April, the Tribeca Festival showcases movies at various theaters in Tribeca and throughout Manhattan. Juries decide on the best films in competitions in the categories of documentary, feature, and short film. In addition to the film screenings, there are also panel talks, music performances, and workshops for aspiring filmmakers.
In its initial years the festival fulfilled its goals to promote Tribeca and bolster the film industry. The event has recorded up to 1 million attendees and has featured more than 200 films. In 2006, the film festival entered into a partnership with Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival held in Australia. The following year, Tropfest@Tribeca was established as a freestanding festival that is held in September.
CONTACTS:
Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013
212-941-2001
www.tribecafilmfestival.org
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