Behind the Scenes: Short Film Submissions

Behind the Scenes: Short Film Submissions

Season 1 | Episode 14

For the first time ever, the Tribeca Film Festival has opened for podcast submissions! To celebrate, we’re bringing you a special behind the scenes episode about how our short film submissions process works. Leah chatted with Tribeca’s short programmers, Sharon Badal and Ben Thompson, to learn what they look for in the films they select, common mistakes they see, and what filmmakers can do to stand out. 

For more information and to submit your film or podcast, go to

Do you want to learn more about how Tribeca works? Or have you been to a talk at the festival that you’d like to hear again? Let us know! Email us at or follow us on social @tribeca.

You can watch some the short films discussed in the episode at the links below: 

Chloe Sarbib’s Girl Friend
Marshall Curry’s The Neighbors’ Window
Kobe Bryant and Glen Keane’s Dear Basketball


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