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2013 Tribeca Film Festival to Include Transmedia Selections | 12th Annual Festival Dates Announced

Tribeca has announced key dates and a call for submissions for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The big news is that we’re launching a new program with Bombay Sapphire® Gin that showcases the multi-platform storytelling of transmedia artists.

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced today that the 12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 17 – 28, 2013. Tribeca’s programming team, led by Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer, who joined TFF last year, Director of Programming Genna Terranova, Programmer Cara Cusumano, and Shorts Programmer Sharon Badal, also announced a call for submissions for narrative and documentary features, and short film entries.

In addition, the Festival and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin today announced a new transmedia program with an award launching at the 2013 Festival that will celebrate new trends in digital media and recognize these transmedia creators who employ an innovative, interactive, web-based or multi-platform approach to story creation. Through open submissions, selections will be presented to the public at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Ingrid Kopp, Director of Digital Initiatives for the Tribeca Film Institute, the year-round not-for-profit affiliate of Tribeca Enterprises, joins the Tribeca Film Festival programming team to collaborate on the initiative.

The deadlines to submit U.S. and international films and projects for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:

September 17, 2012
Submissions open 

October 19, 2012
Early deadline for features, shorts and transmedia projects

November 30, 2012
Official deadline for all features, shorts and transmedia projects

December 28, 2012
Late deadline, available to feature-length films only

Check back in at on September 17, 2012, for submission forms and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. After this date, questions regarding submissions may be directed to or by calling 212.941.2305.

It’s our 12th Tribeca Film Festival. What will you discover in 2013?


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