Download the Tribeca N.O.W. Submissions Rules and Regulations

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TRIBECA N.O.W.

1. What is Tribeca N.O.W.?

To submit your project to Tribeca N.O.W., you will have to complete the online submissions form at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions, pay the applicable submissions fee. Please review the Rules and Regulations carefully prior to completing the online entry form.

2. What is the difference between submitting for Tribeca N.O.W. and submitting for Tribeca: TV?

Tribeca N.O.W. is intended for short-form content (either short films or episodic) created specifically for the online space. Projects selected for Tribeca N.O.W. will be featured on Tribeca's website during the festival. Project creators selected for Tribeca N.O.W. may also be eligible for the Tribeca Digital Creators Market, an industry-only, one-day event held during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

Submissions for Tribeca: TV are limited to world premiere episodic content (either pilot episodes or new episodes of existing series), intended for broadcast and/or online viewing. Episodes must be 22 minutes or longer in length. Submitted pilots must show the potential for serial growth. Selected TV projects will be screened in cinemas during the Festival.

Please email entries@tribecafilmfestival.org or call 212-941-2305 if you are unsure which section to apply to.

APPLICATION

3. How do I submit my project to Tribeca N.O.W.?

To submit your film to Tribeca N.O.W., you will have to complete the online submission form at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions, pay the applicable submissions fee and include a streaming link to your film on the application. Filmmakers may submit up to three links to samples of their work (short films; episodes of web series; or other content intended for the online space) within the same submission. Please review the Rules and Regulations carefully prior to completing the online entry form.

Please note that our online submissions form is available ONLY on our website at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions.

4. Can you mail or fax me a submissions form?

No. We are only accepting online applications through our website at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions.

DEADLINES and FEES

5. What are the submissions deadlines and fees for Tribeca N.O.W.?

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: September 6, 2016, 10am ET

EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: October 19, 2016, 6pm ET - $40 entry fee

OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE: November 23, 2016, 6pm ET - $60 entry fee

  • All submissions must be received by this date.

6. How can I pay the submissions fee?

You must fill out the online submissions form first at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions. At the end of the form, you will be prompted to pay the fee. We accept payment by credit card (American Express, Discover, Master Card, JCB, and Visa). Please do not send checks, money orders, or cash.

PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

7. If I have already completed the online submission form, can I go back to edit information or to update my contact information or my film’s screening history?

Once you have completed and submitted the online form, you cannot go back to edit. If you need to change any information you have provided us with, you must email entries@tribecafilmfestival.org.

8. Can I submit a project that is a work-in-progress?

Yes. If you send a work-in-progress (WIP) version of your project, you may update your streaming link with a new version as long as you email us at entries@tribecafilmfestival.org to notify us of the change. If the link or password changes at any time you must email or call to make the change or else risk forfeiting your submission. If the project is selected you must send us a complete, final exhibition copy before we screen it at the festival, as we do not exhibit works in progress at the festival.

9. Can I submit a trailer instead of a WIP or a completed film?

No. We will not be able to consider your film if you send in a trailer instead of a WIP or a completed film.

10. Do I have to obtain rights and clearances for the music or other copyrighted material included in my film?

At the time of submission, you are not yet required to obtain all rights and clearances. If your film is selected you must sign a release certifying that you have obtained all rights and clearances prior to exhibiting the film at the festival. Please review the Rules and Regulations carefully.

11. Can I submit more than one film?

Filmmakers may submit up to three links to samples of their work (short films; episodes of web series; or other content intended for the online space) within the same submission. However, you may not submit links to projects from different filmmakers in the same submission. For each additional filmmaker submitting you will have to fill out a separate entry form and pay a separate fee.

12. What is your preferred format for submission?

Yes, you will receive a confirmation email after submitting your online application with a submission number. Please reference this and the project title when inquiring about your project.

12. What if my submission cannot be accessed by link?

All films must be submitted via a streaming link(s) with a password, if applicable. Our preference is Vimeo links; however, we can accept links to other streaming sites including your own site, a YouTube link, etc. If you have any extenuating circumstances that prohibit you from making a streaming link of your film, please email us at entries@tribecafilmfestival.org.

13. Is there a tracking number for submission?

Yes, you will receive a confirmation email after submitting your online application with a submission number. Please reference this and the project title when inquiring about your project.

REQUIREMENTS + ELIGIBLITY

14. Is there an age restriction?

There is no age restriction for filmmakers, but submitters must be at least 18 years of age.

15. Can I submit to Tribeca if I’ve already submitted to other festivals and am still waiting to hear back?

Yes, submitting to other festivals does not negatively impact your submission at all! If you decide to accept an invitation for another festival that happens before TFF17, we ask that you please email entries@tribecafilmfestival.org or call 212-941-2305 so that we may update our records with your premiere status.

16. How do I know if my film is eligible for consideration?

To be eligible for consideration:

  1. The project must have been produced after January 1, 2016.
  2. If the project is accepted as an Official Selection for Tribeca N.O.W., the project must be available to view publicly on TFF's website at the time of TFF17.
  3. For clarity, projects are eligible even if they are available publicly online (provided they meet the other eligibility requirements).

Please see our rules and regulations for complete eligibility requirements.

NOTIFICATION

17. When and how will I know if my film has been selected?

We notify ALL persons designated as “submitter” via email of their status by March 2017. Please make sure your contact information is up to date. If you have not received any notification by mid-March 2017, please email entries@tribecafilmfestival.org for an official notification.

18. If my film isn’t chosen to screen during your Festival, will you let me know why?

No. Due to the large volume of submissions our programmers cannot offer individual critiques.

THE FESTIVAL

19. When does the Tribeca Film Festival take place?

The 16th Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 19 - April 30, 2017.