Tribeca Film Festival

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Tribeca Film Festival
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David Paterson opens the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008 by David Shankbone.JPG
New York Governor David Paterson opens the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Location New York City, New York, U.S.
Language International
www.tribecafilmfestival.org

The Tribeca Film Festival is a film festival that was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff, reportedly in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan;[1] although there are reports that its founding was underway prior to the events of 9/11.[2]

The mission of the festival is "to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience." The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan.

In 2006 and 2007, the Festival received over 8600 film submissions and held 1,500 screenings.[3] The Festival's program line-up 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. Past artists of the Artists Awards program have included Chuck Close, Alex Katz, and Julian Schnabel.

The festival now draws an estimated three million people—including often-elusive celebrities from the worlds of art, film, and music—and generates $600 million annually.[4]

History[edit]

Festival founders Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro.

The inaugural festival launched after 120 days of planning with the help of more than 1,300 volunteers. It was attended by more than 150,000 people[3] and featured several up-and-coming filmmakers. The festival included juried narrative, documentary and short film competitions; a Restored Classics series; a Best of New York series curated by Martin Scorsese; 13 major panel discussions; an all-day Family Festival; and the premieres of studio films Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones,[5] About A Boy,[6] the American remake of Insomnia, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as well as the American premiere of Spider-Man 3 and The Avengers.[citation needed]

The 2003 festival brought more than 300,000 people.[3] The festival showcased an expanded group of independent features, documentaries and short films from around the world, coupled with studio premieres, panel discussions, music and comedy concerts, a family festival, sports activities, and outdoor movie screenings along the Hudson River. The family festival featured children's movie screenings, storytelling, family panels, workshops, and interactive games culminating in a daylong street fair that drew a crowd estimated at 250,000 people.[citation needed]

At the end of 2003, De Niro purchased the theater which had housed the recently closed Screening Room, an art house that had shown independent films nightly,[7] renaming it the Tribeca Cinema. It became one of the venues of the festival.

In an effort to serve its mission of bringing independent film to the widest possible audience, in 2006, the Festival expanded its reach in New York City and internationally. In New York City, Tribeca hosted screenings throughout Manhattan as the Festival's 1,000-plus screening schedule outgrew the capacity downtown. Internationally, the Festival brought films to the Rome Film Fest. As part of the celebrations in Rome, Tribeca was awarded the first ever "Steps and Stars" award, presented on the Spanish Steps. A total of 169 feature films and 99 shorts were selected from 4,100 film submissions, including 1,950 feature submissions—three times the total submissions from the first festival in 2002. The festival featured 90 world premieres, nine international premieres, 31 North American premieres, 6 U.S. premieres, and 28 New York City premieres.

In 2009, Rosenthal, Hatkoff and De Niro were named number 14 on Barron's list of the world's top 25 philanthropists for their role in regenerating TriBeCa's economy after September 11.[8]

As of 2010, the festival is run as a business by Tribeca Enterprises.[9]

In 2011, L.A. Noire became the first video game to be recognized by the Tribeca Film Festival.

Awards[edit]

World Narrative Competition[edit]

Best Narrative Feature[edit]

Best New Narrative Filmmaker[edit]

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film[edit]

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film[edit]

Best Documentary Feature[edit]

Best New Documentary Filmmaker[edit]

Short Film Competition[edit]

Best Narrative Short[edit]

  • 2013 – The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars, directed by Edoardo Ponti
  • 2010 – Father Christmas Doesn't Come Here, directed by Bekhi Sibiya
  • 2009 – The North Road, directed by Carlos Chahine
  • 2008 – New Boy, directed by Steph Green
  • 2007 – The Last Dog in Rwanda, directed by Jens Assur
  • 2006 – The Shovel, directed by Nick Childs
  • 2005 – Cashback, directed by Sean Ellis
  • 2004 – Shock Act, directed by Seth Grossman
  • 2002 – Bamboleho, directed by Luis Prieto

Best Documentary Short[edit]

Student Visionary Award[edit]

  • 2013 – Life Doesn't Frighten Me, directed by Stephen Dunn
  • 2010 – some boys don't leave, directed by Maggie Kiley
  • 2009 – Small Change, directed by Anna McGrath
  • 2008 – Elephant Garden, directed by Sasie Sealy
  • 2007 – Good Luck Nedim, directed by Marko Santic and Someone Else's War, directed by Lee Wang
  • 2006 – Dead End Job, directed by Samantha Davidson Green
  • 2005 – Dance Mania Fantastic, directed by Sasie Sealy
  • 2004 – 'Independent Lens' (American Made), directed by Sharat Raju

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cuban 'defector film' takes Tribeca prizes". BBC News. 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Documents reveal pre-9/11 plans for Tribeca Film Festival". Archive.org. 2007. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Tribeca Film Festival Fact Sheet." (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  4. ^ At the Tribeca Film Festival's Schnabulous Premiere, Mayor Bloomberg and Martin Scorsese Vied for the Camera ARTINFO.com
  5. ^ The Children's Aid Society and The Tribeca Film Festival to Co-Host The... - re> NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/. Prnewswire.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-12.
  6. ^ Lemire, Christy (April 25, 2006). "Tribeca Film Festival returns to its inspiration". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. 
  7. ^ "De Niro and partners buy Tribeca’s Screening Room". Thevillager.com. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  8. ^ Suzanne McGee (November 30, 2009). "The 25 Best Givers". Barron's. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  9. ^ Creepy, Uncle (2010-03-03). "Tribeca Film Festival Expands to Include Tribeca Film and Tribeca Film Festival Virtual". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  10. ^ "Tribeca honours Australian film The Rocket with top prize". BBC News. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 

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