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87 Short Films From 101 Filmmakers From 27 Countries, Including 50 World Premieres


Featuring “Motorcycle Mary” Produced by Oscar Winner Ben Proudfoot and Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton, “Ripe!” Produced by World Cup Champion Kelley O’Hara, “Bite” Starring Troian Bellisario, “Happy to Help You” With Amy Sedaris, and “Veo Veo A Family” Starring Carla Gugino


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New York, NY, April 23, 2024 – The 2024 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, today announced its lineup of short narrative, documentary, and animated films, as well as music videos. This year’s Festival, which takes place June 5-16, showcases 12 short film sections, presented by Starbucks, programmed to delight audiences with heartwarming and hilarious storytelling.


The 2024 shorts lineup features 87 total selections from 101 filmmakers, including 65 films in competition and 10 music videos. There are a record-breaking number of countries represented this year from Saudi Arabia, Côte D'Ivoire, Martinique, Chile, Qatar, and more (27). For the first time, the majority of the program is directed by female filmmakers. The lineup includes 50 world premieres, seven international premieres, six North American premieres, two U.S. premieres, and 22 New York premieres. Seven directors return to Tribeca with their latest projects.


The program’s four categories—narrative shorts, documentary shorts, animated shorts, and music videos—thematically highlight and explore bold stories of joy, love, and safety, showcasing expressions of Black freedom, the Latin American experience, and Caribbean culture. This year’s selections examine the follies of youth and the absurdities of life with humor and hubris.


World premieres include Motorcycle Mary, directed by Haley Watson and produced by two-time Oscar winner Ben Proudfoot and seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, a profile on legendary motorsports pioneer Mary McGee; Ripe!, directed by TUSK and produced by two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Kelley O’Hara, a not-so-straightforward queer love story; Bite starring Troian Bellisario, a story of regaining one's identity after overcoming PTSD; and Out of the Dark: Cal Calamia, an intimate look at Cal Calamia, a transgender marathon runner advocating for athletic inclusion. The New York narrative shorts lineup includes the world premieres of Happy to Help You starring Amy Sedaris and Jeremy Beiler, and Veo Veo A Family, a story of familial bonds starring Carla Gugino and KO.


Whoopi Goldberg’s curated animated shorts program celebrates enduring friendships in Nate & John, escaping loneliness with adventure in the anime short Budō, and overcoming mental health challenges in In The Shadow Of the Cypress. Additionally, the electrifying music video lineup, curated by music video programmer Sharon Badal, spans pop country pulsating rhythms with Lanie Gardner’s Six Feet Deep; the latest retro synth-pop hit from Conan Gray; Never Ending Song, an electro-funk song from Wednesday Campanella; Prince Shoutoku, an all-new Bad Bunny musical from Armani Ortiz; and the heartfelt melodies of Zach Bryan’s Nine Ball.


“Tribeca received more than 8,000 short film submissions, and for the first time, we’re proud to present a majority-female directed program,” said Tribeca VP of Shorts Programming Ben Thompson. “We hope our 12 curated shorts programs—and our first-ever online music video competition—will delight, inspire, and even titillate our enthusiastic New York audiences as they discover diverse storytelling from original voices all over the world.”


The Tribeca Festival is curated by Festival Director and SVP of Programming Cara Cusumano, Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer; VP of Shorts Programming Ben Thompson; Senior Programmers Liza Domnitz, Faridah Gbadamosi, Jarod Neece, José F. Rodriguez; Programmers Casey Baron, Jason Gutierrez, Jonathan Penner, and Madison Egan; VP of Games and Immersive Casey Baltes and Immersive Curator Ana Brzezińska; EVP of Artist Relations Nancy Lefkowitz and VP of Artist Relations Meredith Mohr; Curator of Audio Storytelling Davy Gardner; Music Programmer Vincent Cassous; along with a team of associate programmers; supported and inspired by the legendary Paula Weinstein.


The full short film lineup is detailed below.


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The Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, brings artists and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, music, audio storytelling, games, and immersive. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is synonymous with creative expression and entertainment. Tribeca champions emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning talent, curates innovative experiences, and introduces new ideas through exclusive premieres, exhibitions, conversations, and live performances.


The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. The annual Tribeca Festival will celebrate its 23rd year from June 5–16, 2024 in New York City.


In 2019, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems bought a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together Rosenthal, De Niro, and Murdoch to grow the enterprise.


The 2024 Tribeca Festival is presented by OKX and with the support of our partners: AT&T, Audible, Canva, CHANEL, City National Bank, Diageo, Easterseals Disability Services, Indeed, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, NBC4 and Telemundo 47, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, National CineMedia, New York Magazine, Spring Studios New York, Starbucks, The Wall Street Journal, Variety, Vulture and WeTransfer.

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¡Beso de lengua! (Mexico) - World Premiere
¡salsa! (Colombia) - World Premiere
A Family Guide To Hunting (United States) - World Premiere
A Rose for Katrina (Australia) - International Premiere
À toi les oreilles (To Your Ears) (Canada) - New York Premiere
Alarms (France) - New York Premiere
Bite (United States) - World Premiere
Camping in Paradise (Norway) - New York Premiere
Catharsis (United States) - United States Premiere
Clodagh (Ireland) - New York Premiere
Complications (Norway) - New York Premiere
Dirty Towel (United States) - World Premiere
Ebb & Flow (Lebanon, Qatar, United States) - World Premiere
Favourites (Australia) - New York Premiere
Fire F*cking Fire (United States) - New York Premiere
Five Ways to Get Rid of a Hickey (Cinco Formas de Borrar un Chupón) (Chile) - World Premiere
Fuck-a-Fan (Netherlands) - World Premiere
Happy To Help You (United States) - World Premiere
Idiomatic (United Kingdom) - World Premiere
Is Now A Good Time? (United States) - World Premiere
I Want To Violently Crash Into the Windshield of Love (Mexico) - World Premiere
Jane Austen's Period Drama (United States) - New York Premiere.
Kasbi (United States) - World Premiere
Kum-Kum (Saudi Arabia) - International Premiere
Learning English (United States) - New York Premiere
Lice (India & United States) - World Premiere
Mermaids (Martinique) - World Premiere
My Best Friend (United States, France) - North American Premiere
NEA (Colombia) - New York Premiere
Nepotism, Baby! (United States) - World Premiere
Next Week (Canada) - World Premiere
Officer Stanley (United States) - World Premiere
Oh, Christmas Tree (United States) - World Premiere
original skin (United Kingdom) - New York Premiere
Passarinho (Mexico) - International Premiere
Perfect Ten (United States) - World Premiere
Punta Salinas (Puerto Rico) - New York Premiere
Ripe! (United States, Spain) - World Premiere
Robbie Ain't Right No More (United States) - New York Premiere
Sea Lion Cow (United States) - World Premiere
Shut Up, Jack (United States) - World Premiere
Smile, God Loves You. (United States) - World Premiere
Some Kind of Paradise (United States) - New York Premiere
Swollen (United States) - World Premiere
The Brown Dog (United States) - International Premiere
The Cost of Flesh (France) - North American Premiere
The Creators (United Kingdom) - North American Premiere
The End Of The Party (United States) - World Premiere
The HongFu Hotel (United States) - World Premiere
The White Rabbit (United States) - World Premiere
Veo Veo A Family (United States) - World Premiere


All Things Metal (United States) - World Premiere
Black Hercules (United States) - World Premiere
Bright White Light (Finland) - World Premiere
Budd, Sweat & Tearz (United Kingdom) - World Premiere
Canine (Ireland/Namibia) - International Premiere
Confessions of a Jumbotron Addict (United States) - World Premiere
David Again (United States) - New York Premiere
Depression is a Beast (United States) - World Premiere
Dynasty and Destiny (United States) - New York Premiere
Earthshine (United States) - World Premiere
JUMPMAN (United States) - World Premiere
La Roche (Switzerland) - United States Premiere
Lost Bois (United States) - World Premiere
Makayla’s Voice: A Letter to the World (United States) - New York Premiere
Motorcycle Mary (United States) - World Premiere
Out of the Dark: Cal Calamia (United States) - World Premiere
Pastrana (Brazil) - North American Premiere
Sol Béni (Côte D'Ivoire) - World Premiere
The Solace of Sisterhood (United States) World Premiere


Budō (Sweden) - International Premiere
In The Shadow Of the Cypress (Iran) - North American Premiere
LUKi And The Lights (Netherlands, United States) - New York Premiere
Nate & John (United States) - World Premiere
Ruthless Blade (China) - International Premiere
Scrubby (Germany) - World Premiere
The Mayfly (United States) - New York Premiere


“Booked A Room” (United States) - Performed by Kris Lefcoe.
“En El Bronx Part 2” (United States) - Performed by Bad Bunny.
"Illusion" (United States) - Performed by Dua Lipa.
“Never Ending Song” (United States) - Performed by Conan Gray.
"Nine Ball" (United States) - Performed by Zach Bryan.
“Prince Shoutoku” (Japan) - Performed by Wednesday Campanella.
“Six Feet Deep” (United States) - Performed by Lanie Gardner.
"Wanting and Waiting" (United States) - Performed by The Black Crowes.
"Water" (United States) - Performed by Tyla.
“Won’t Be Around” (United States) - Performed by Terry Blade.


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