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Two ways to submit - your choice! Submit directly to us via the Tribeca Festival Extranet; or submit via FilmFreeway. Tribeca Games and Audio Storytelling are only available through the Tribeca Extranet.

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

All fees are in USD. We will inform submitters of their status mid-April 2024. If you are interested in submitting after submissions for a category have closed, please email us at entries@tribecafilm.com

  Features Shorts Tribeca NOW Tribeca Immersive Tribeca Games Audio Storytelling
Open

Sept 18, 2023
10am EST

Sept 18, 2023
10am EST

Sept 18, 2023
10am EST

Sept 18, 2023
10am EST

Sept 18, 2023
10am EST

Sept 18, 2023
10am EST

Early Deadline

Oct 23, 2023
6pm EST

$65

Nov 1, 2023
6pm EST

$50*

Oct 23, 2023
6pm EST

$40

Nov 27, 2023
6pm EST

$40

Nov 27, 2023
6pm EST

$40

Nov 27, 2023
6pm EST

$20

Official Deadline

Nov 27, 2023
6pm EST

$85

Dec 15, 2023
6pm EST

$60*

Nov 27, 2023
6pm EST

$60

Jan 10, 2024
6pm EST

$60

Jan 10, 2024
6pm EST

$60

Jan 10, 2024
6pm EST

$30

Extended Deadline

Feb 21, 2024
6pm EST

$110

Feb 14, 2024
6pm EST

$75*

Feb 21, 2024
6pm EST

$80

Feb 13, 2024
6pm EST

$80

Feb 13, 2024
6pm EST

$80

Feb 21, 2024
6pm EST

$40

* Music videos fixed at $50, student discount is $35

 

  Tribeca X Award
Submissions Open

Sept 18, 2023
10am EST

Official Deadline

March 13, 2024
11:59pm EST

$525

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

FEATURE AND SHORT FILMS

Tribeca showcases short and feature films from emerging talent and established filmmakers with distinct voices and bold new ideas. Films invited to participate in the 2024 Tribeca Festival will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by Festival programmers, in their sole discretion.

 

Eligible projects include feature films (runtime > 40 minutes), short films (runtime < 40 minutes); including documentaries, narratives, animation, experimental films, and music videos.

TRIBECA NOW

Tribeca NOW is a platform that discovers, highlights, and celebrates independent episodic work, including short and long form pilots/series, of both narrative and documentary genres. Eligible projects include episodic projects created for broadcast television and/or streaming, and web series. Submitted projects must show the potential for serial growth; standalone short films will not be considered.

 

Additional to consideration as an Official Selection of TF24, filmmakers submitting to Tribeca NOW will also be considered for the Tribeca Creators Market, a first-of-its-kind, private industry market held during TF24 that brings together emerging feature film, episodic, immersive, audio, and games storytellers to pitch new projects to and network with a wide range of industry members, including distributors, producers, networks, funders, and more. Interested participants must have prepared pitch materials (i.e. scripts, look books, etc.) in advance of the event for Market staff to review. All filmmakers chosen as Official Selections of the Tribeca NOW section will receive an automatic invitation to the Tribeca Creators Market.

 

Eligible projects include long form episodics and short form episodics, inclusive of web series.

TRIBECA IMMERSIVE

Tribeca exhibits immersive (XR) projects throughout the festival to showcase new forms and uses of emerging media, highlighting innovation in storytelling across a variety of platforms. These may range from virtual, mixed and augmented reality projects, 360 films, 3D films, interactive digital or multi platform projects, immersive multimedia installations, immersive audio, augmented live performances, virtual worlds. Submissions will be considered for the Tribeca Immersive Exhibition. World Premiere & International Premiere selections will also be considered for inclusion in the Main Competition and New Voices Competition. Some selections from the program may also be included in our online initiative for a global audience, pending approval by the creative team.

 

Project creators will also be considered for the Tribeca 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 members, including distributors, agencies, brands, and more.

 

Eligible projects include but are not limited to virtual, mixed and augmented reality projects, 360 films, 3D films, interactive digital or multi platform projects, immersive multimedia installations, immersive audio, augmented live performances, virtual worlds, but in any event, projects must have some sort of interactive element. Linear or 2D films and traditional live performances will not be accepted.

TRIBECA GAMES

Tribeca will feature video game projects throughout TF24 to highlight this important medium as a form of storytelling, art, and innovation. Story is defined in the broadest sense including narrative, world building, and/or artistic excellence. Cross-medium projects and unique use of technology that challenge our current understanding of games is embraced. Submissions will be considered for the Tribeca Games section and, if selected, will be considered Official Selections and will be featured during TF24.

 

Project creators will also be considered for the Tribeca Creators Market, a first-of-its-kind, private industry market that brings together leading online and immersive storytellers to pitch new projects to a wide range of industry members, including distributors, agencies, funders, and more.

 

Eligible projects include but are not limited to all U.S. and internationally produced games that are created for web, console, virtual reality, augmented reality, and mobile games. Tabletop games are not accepted at this time.

TRIBECA AUDIO STORYTELLING

Recognizing the importance of audio storytelling, the Festival will curate an Official Selection of podcasts and audio stories, with an emphasis on discovering, highlighting, and celebrating independent work. Projects selected for the 2024 Tribeca Festival will be reviewed by a diverse jury of storytellers. Each selection will receive Tribeca laurels and be eligible to win a Tribeca Festival Award for Audio Storytelling. Independent creators of official selections will have the opportunity to be part of a live event showcasing a sample of their work for our Tribeca audiences.

 

Independent creators will also be considered for the Tribeca Creators Market, a first-of-its-kind, daylong, private industry market that brings together leading storytellers to pitch new projects to a wide range of industry decision-makers, including distributors, community groups, agencies, brands, and more.

 

Budgets and resources in the audio industry vary widely, and this year Tribeca will offer more opportunities for both established and independent creators by way of four separate categories: 1) Independent Fiction 2) Independent Nonfiction, 3) Fiction, and 4) Nonfiction.

 

In your submission form you will apply to one of these four categories. You will also be asked to provide a rough estimate of the production budget of the specific material submitted. We will contact you if we feel you are not in the appropriate category. We will take many factors into consideration on a case by case basis when determining that decision including but not limited to: genre, length, budget, production resources, and the level of marketing and distribution power behind your project. There will be a place for all projects!

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Independent Creator Competition:
In the past, projects from independent creators (1 & 2) cannot have been made publicly available prior to the start of the Festival. This year, independent projects can be made publicly available anytime between May 10th and July 30th. Works-in-progress are eligible for submission. Projects must still be submitted by the Extended Deadline.

 

There is no limit to the number that any one creator or creative team can submit. If you have questions about submission fees please contact us at audiopremeires@tribecafilm.com. For information on year-round Tribeca opportunities, follow us @TribecaAudio.

 

Each category will accept the following:

  • The first episode of any narrative-driven podcast (6 minutes - 60 minutes in length)
  • One stand-alone audio piece (6 minutes - 75 minutes in length)
  • The first chapter of an audiobook (6 minutes - 30 minutes in length)

Other Requirements:

  • English-language only
  • Only one (1) episode per series may be submitted
  • You may submit the first episode of a new season of a podcast
    • However, judging will be based solely on the material submitted

 

Established Creators Competition
Projects from established creators (3 & 4) cannot have been made publicly available prior to the Tribeca Festival. Official Selections are not necessarily guaranteed a live event at the Tribeca Festival. (Live event information below). Projects must still be submitted by the Extended Deadline. There is no limit to the number that any one creator or creative team can submit.

 

Each category will accept the following:

  • The first episode of any narrative-driven podcast (6 minutes - 60 minutes in length)
  • One stand-alone audio piece (6 minutes - 75 minutes in length)
  • The first chapter of an audiobook (6 minutes - 30 minutes in length)

Other Requirements:

  • English-language only
  • Only 1 episode per series may be submitted
  • You may submit the first episode of a new season of a podcast
    • However, judging will be based solely on the material submitted

 

Live Tribeca Audio Events
The Tribeca Festival’s live events foster community in the audio space and honor contributions to the world of audio storytelling. Apart from our Emerging Audio Artists Panel which celebrates independent Official Selection creators, the Tribeca Festival’s live events are by invitation only.

For further inquiries, contact audiopremieres@tribecafilm.com and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.

TRIBECA X AWARD

Tribeca X is a program that celebrates the intersection of advertising and entertainment through a multi-day live event and juried competition. The Tribeca X Awards recognize excellence in storytelling supported by a brand. The Tribeca X Award is open to all work premiered after January 1, 2023, created with support of a brand in collaboration with artists, creators or filmmakers. The competition awards best-in-class projects in multiple categories as determined by a panel of industry jurors. Finalists will be recognized by the Festival, and a jury will award the winning selection at the Festival.

 

CATEGORIES & SPECIAL JURIED AWARDS
The 2024 Tribeca X Awards have expanded to include new submission categories and special juried awards across all categories.Winners will be recognized in the following categories and special juried awards:

 

  • Feature
  • Short
  • Episodic Series
  • Immersive
  • Audio Storytelling
  • Creator | Influencer Collaboration
  • Movie or Series Trailer
  • :30 Commercial Spot
  • :60 Commercial Spot
  • Video Game

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION BENEFITS
The Tribeca Festival will recognize Official Selections in a press release, on tribecafilm.com/xaward and through an invitation to include your project on a gated, digital screening platform available to all Tribeca X attendees. Official Selections will receive Tribeca Festival laurels.

 

Winners will be determined by the jury and announced in a ceremony at the Tribeca X live event taking place during the 2024 Tribeca Festival. Winners will also be recognized in an additional Tribeca Festival-issued press release, in Tribeca social channels and newsletters, and in select Tribeca X media partner print ads.

 

Eligible projects include scripted and documentary work for film, TV, digital, episodic, social, podcasts, and VR/AR, in both feature or short length. Submitted projects must have a storytelling element.

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS
Eligible projects include but are not limited to all U.S and international scripted and unscripted, animation, documentary, and original work for film, TV, commercials, movie trailers, social media, digital video sharing platforms, podcasts, video games and XR projects, in varying lengths. Projects must have been produced in collaboration with or with support or funding by a brand. Projects must have a storytelling element. If your work premiered after January 1, 2023 and has been available to the public online since that date, it is still eligible to submit for all Tribeca X Categories.

 

Eligibility Details

 

  • Movie and Series Trailers
    • An eligible trailer is a promotional piece of up to 5 minutes intended to promote a short film, feature film, documentary, series, video game, or other visual work. The trailer or work it is promoting can be already released or upcoming. The trailer should be part of the official promotional campaign of the work it represents (no fan-made trailers).
  • Creator/Influencer Collaboration
    • Celebrating storytelling by a brand through, alongside, or featuring an influential content creator(s). The storytelling could be short-form as in a single post or longer like a livestream or a series of related posts spanning many months (that fall within the eligibility period).

 

DATES AND FEES
Submission Fee: $525
Official Deadline: March 13, 2024 11:59pm EST

 

Questions regarding submissions may be directed to entries@tribecafilm.com