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Questions regarding submissions may be directed to entries@tribecafilmfestival.org

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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: FEATURES

A platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment, Tribeca supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performance. Feature films invited to participate in the TFF20 will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by Festival programmers, in their sole discretion. Read the complete rules and regulations

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Feature-length (40 minutes or longer) narrative and documentary films that have not screened publicly in the New York region prior to TFF20. Submitted films cannot have had ANY public screening, broadcast, distribution or exhibition before January 1, 2019. Read the complete rules and regulations.

DATES & FEES

  • August 19, 2019 (10am ET) – Submissions open
  • September 25, 2019 (6pm ET) – Early Deadline ($65 per film)
  • October 30, 2019 (6pm ET) – Official Deadline ($85 per film)
  • December 2, 2019 (6pm ET) – Late Entry Deadline ($110 per film) *available only to those Features (narrative and documentary) completed after the Official Entry deadline and which have not been screened publicly or otherwise distributed anywhere at the time of submission. All feature film submissions must be received by this deadline.
  • Mid-March, 2020 - submitters notified of their status

Submissions open August 19, 2019

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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: SHORTS

A platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment, Tribeca supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performance. Short films invited to participate in TFF20 will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by Festival programmers, in their sole discretion.
If you’re submitting a student film, please submit via the Tribeca Extranet form to get a discount on your submission fee. You will need a copy of your student ID to qualify. Read the complete rules and regulations.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Short-length (under 40 minutes) narrative, documentary, animated and experimental films that have not screened publicly in the New York region prior to TFF20. Submitted films cannot have had ANY public screening, broadcast, distribution or exhibition before January 1, 2019. Read the complete rules and regulations.

DATES & FEES

  • August 19, 2019 (10am ET) – Submissions open
  • September 25, 2019 (6pm ET) – Early Deadline ($45 per film)
  • October 30, 2019 (6pm ET) – Official Deadline ($50 per film)
  • December 2, 2019 (6pm ET) – Late Entry Deadline ($60 per film)
  • Mid-March, 2020 - submitters notified of their status

Submissions open August 19, 2019

Submit on Withoutabox

TRIBECA: TV

Our TV programming features a combination of premieres and special events, including new series and season premieres, sneak peeks and finales, each paired with dynamic conversations with some of the most prolific and creative directors, producers, writers and actors in television. Since 2016, Tribeca has also highlighted the work of independently produced TV projects through our Pilots Season program. Selected works will be presented to the public at the 19th Tribeca Film Festival (“TFF20”). Read the complete rules and regulations

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Episodic content including projects created for broadcast television and/or streaming, including pilots and episodes of existing series. All submitted pilots must show the potential for serial growth and cannot have screened publicly in the New York region prior to TFF20. Submitted episodes cannot have screened publicly prior to January 1, 2019. Read the complete rules and regulations.

DATES & FEES

  • August 19, 2019 (10am ET) – Submissions open
  • September 25, 2019 (6pm ET) – Early Deadline ($40 per project)
  • October 30, 2019 (6pm ET) – Official Deadline ($60 per project)
  • December 2, 2019 (6pm ET) – Late Entry Deadline ($80 per project)
  • Mid-March, 2020 - submitters notified of their status

Submissions open August 19, 2019

Submit on Withoutabox

TRIBECA IMMERSIVE

Tribeca exhibits immersive projects throughout the festival to showcase new forms and uses of media, highlighting innovation across a variety of platforms. These may range from virtual reality projects to cross-platform films, 360 films, websites, multi-media installations, games and apps.

Submissions will be considered for the Tribeca Storyscapes section, the Virtual Arcade (for mobile and room-scale VR and/or XR projects), and Cinema360 (for mobile VR/360 projects). Project creators will also be considered for the New Online Works Creators Market, a first-of-its-kind, daylong, private industry market that brings together leading online and immersive storytellers to pitch new projects to a wide range of industry, including distributors, agencies, brands, and more. Read the complete rules and regulations

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Works may include but are not limited to virtual reality projects, 360 films, augmented reality projects, web projects, mobile apps, games, multi-media installations and multi-platform works, but in any event, projects must have some sort of interactive element. Linear films will not be accepted. Read the complete rules and regulations.

DATES & FEES

  • August 19, 2019 (10am ET) – Submissions open
  • September 25, 2019 (6pm ET) – Early Deadline ($40 per project)
  • October 30, 2019 (6pm ET) – Official Deadline ($60 per project)
  • December 2, 2019 (6pm ET) – Late Entry Deadline ($80 per project)
  • Mid-March, 2020 - submitters notified of their status

Submissions open August 19, 2019

Submit on Withoutabox

TRIBECA N.O.W. (NEW ONLINE WORK)

Tribeca N.O.W. is a platform that discovers, highlights, and celebrates New Online Work from storytellers who choose to create and share their work specifically for the online space. Selected projects will be screened in official festival venues during the Festival and Creators will also be considered for the New Online Work Creators Market, a first-of-its-kind, daylong, private industry market that brings together leading online and immersive storytellers to pitch new projects to a wide range of industry, including distributors, agencies, brands, and more. Read the complete rules and regulations

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Eligible projects include web series; shorts specifically created for the online space; and other episodic content meant for online viewing. Submitted works must have been producer after January 1, 2019. Selected projects must be available for public viewing at the time of the 19th Annual Tribeca Film Festival (the "TFF20"). Read the complete rules and regulations.

DATES & FEES

  • August 19, 2019 (10am ET) – Submissions open
  • September 25, 2019 (6pm ET) – Early Deadline ($40 per project)
  • October 30, 2019 (6pm ET) – Official Deadline ($60 per project)
  • December 2, 2019 (6pm ET) – Late Entry Deadline ($80 per project)
  • Mid-March, 2020 - submitters notified of their status

Submissions open August 19, 2019

Submit on Withoutabox

TRIBECA X AWARD

The Tribeca X Award is a juried award for storytelling supported by a brand recognizing the intersection of advertising and entertainment. The Tribeca X Award is open to all work funded with support of a brand in collaboration with artists or filmmakers. The finalists will be recognized by the Tribeca Film Festival, and a jury will award the winning selection at the Festival. Read the complete rules and regulations

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Eligible projects include scripted and documentary work for film, TV, digital, social, and VR/AR, in both feature or short length that were funded with support of a brand in collaboration with artists or filmmakers. Submitted projects must have a storytelling element; projects that are strictly intended as commercial spots will not be considered. Read the complete rules and regulations.

DATES & FEES

  • August 19, 2019 (10am ET) – Submissions open
  • October 30, 2019 (6pm ET) – Early Deadline ($325 per project)
  • December 2, 2019 (6pm ET) – Official Deadline ($425 per project)
  • January 15, 2020 (6pm ET) – Late Deadline. ($525 per project) All submissions must be received.
  • Mid-March, 2020 - submitters notified of their status

Submissions open August 19, 2019

Submit on Withoutabox

Questions regarding submissions may be directed to entries@tribecafilmfestival.org