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TRIBECA FESTIVAL SECTIONS

OPENING NIGHT GALA

Hold onto your seats, this night can’t be missed! Join celebrities and film industry insiders in celebrating the 2023 debut of the historic Tribeca Film Festival at the Opening Night Gala and screening.
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CLOSING NIGHT GALA

Close the curtains on another wonderful year of Tribeca programming! Reflect on this year's festivities with your favorite celebrities and industry leaders at the Closing Gala and screening.
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U.S. NARRATIVE COMPETITION

Discover breakout independent voices from around the country as these extraordinary world premieres compete for honors in Tribeca's U.S. Narrative Competition.
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INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION

The New-York based Festival breaks its geographical boundaries with the International Narrative Competition, welcoming filmmakers from abroad to join a global platform for contemporary world cinema.
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DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

Experience the cinema of reality with these remarkable non-fiction premieres sure to make waves in the coming year.
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SPOTLIGHT NARRATIVE

A launching pad for the most buzzworthy new films, Tribeca’s Spotlight section brings audiences anticipated premieres from acclaimed filmmakers and star performers.
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SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY

Both onscreen and behind the camera, Spotlight Documentary films represent the biggest names in nonfiction premiering high profile new work.
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SPOTLIGHT+

Tribeca's unique Spotlight+ events bring the film experience off the screen with live conversations and performances after each screening.
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VIEWPOINTS

Tribeca’s home for distinct points of view and bold directorial visions, Viewpoints discovers the most boundary-pushing, rule-breaking new voices in independent film.
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MIDNIGHT

Surprising, shocking, frightening, and thrilling, Tribeca Midnight is the destination for the best in horror and more for late night audiences.
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SHORTS

Stories come in all shapes and sizes. Discover captivating, creative and imaginative storytelling in short form narrative, documentary and animation.
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TV

The best of the small screen on the silver screen! This Tribeca Festival experience the most talked about returning and new television shows before they air at home, plus conversations with casts and creative teams.
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NOW (INDIE EPISODIC)

Meet a diverse and exciting group of storytellers and discover independent episodic narratives and documentaries, including short and long form pilots and series.
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AUDIO STORYTELLING

Tribeca’s Audio Storytelling program celebrates groundbreaking contributions to the world of audio, with a mix of premieres, talks, live podcast recordings, and other special events.
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TRIBECA TALKS

Get inspired by industry heavyweights through must-see conversations at Tribeca Talks, a series that explores the business of entertainment.
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Directors Series: Enter the mind of industry legends at a casual, hour-long, one-on-one moderated conversation with your favorite filmmakers. Past participants include Martin Scorsese, Alejandro Iñárritu, Christopher Nolan, George Lucas, Ava DuVernay, J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuarón, Kathryn Bigelow, Alexander Payne, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Clint Eastwood, M. Night Shyamalan, Baz Luhrmann, Francis Ford Coppola, David O. Russell, Guillermo Del Toro, Marielle Heller, and more.
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Storytellers: Understand storytelling through the lens of extraordinary talent in film, tv, music, and more at a casual, hour-long, one-on-one moderated conversation. Past participants include Taylor Swift, Pharrell, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Amy Schumer, John Legend, Patti Smith, Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hanks, Sarah Silverman, Blondie, Bradley Cooper, Common, Michael J. Fox, Questlove, and more.
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The Harry Belafonte Voices for Social Justice Award: Celebrate a fearless leader and activist who puts themselves on the line for social justice. Our past recipients were Stacey Abrams and Common.
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Master Class: In this series of free talks get to know the people behind the scenes who work to create your favorite films. Past participants include Irwin Winkler on producing, Ellen Kuras on cinematography, VR pioneer Jaron Lanier, Thelma Schoonmaker on film editing, Catherine Martin on costume design, and so many more.
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RETROSPECTIVE SCREENINGS

Experience iconic cinema back on the big screen for a new generation of audience! Enjoy a screening of a film the way it was meant to be seen, followed by a panel with the director, producer and cast.
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TRIBECA GAMES

Experience the forefront of storytelling in games and celebrate the convergence of games, entertainment and culture at Tribeca through special events featuring luminaries of the games industry and first-time playable demos of Tribeca Game selections.
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TRIBECA IMMERSIVE

Tribeca Immersive showcases cutting-edge virtual, augmented and mixed reality experiences from top artists. Experience the boundaries of storytelling pushed through technology and emotionally engaging stories in two categories.
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Main Competition: Honor established creators bridging the gap between technology and storytelling, and vying for the esteemed Storyscapes Award.

New Voices Competition: Get to understand the unique outlook of a first- or second-time XR creator who brings new perspectives and artistic languages to immersive storytelling.

MUSIC LOUNGE

Kick back or enjoy at shows, industry talks and after parties with your favorite artists at the Tribeca Music Lounge.
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