New York, NY (July 31, 2008) – The Tribeca Film Festival has announced today that the Eighth Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 22, 2009 to May 3, 2009 in New York City and that the Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca All Access (TAA) program will take place April 20 – April 25, 2009. The Festival has also announced a Call for Submissions for narrative and documentary features as well as for short film entries. TAA has announced a call for qualifying feature length scripts and documentary works-in-progress.
Deadlines to submit U.S. and International films for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival are:
September 15, 2008 – SUBMISSIONS OPEN (at 3PM EST)
November 14, 2008 – EARLY DEADLINE, FEATURES & SHORTS
December 15, 2008 – OFFICIAL DEADLINE, ALL FEATURES AND SHORTS COMPLETED IN 2008
January 12, 2009 – LATE DEADLINE, FEATURES STILL IN POST PRODUCTION AND COMPLETED AFTER OFFICIAL DEADLINE
Starting September 15, 2008 at 3pm submission forms and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival will be available at www.tribecafilm.com/festival. Questions regarding submissions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 212.941.2305.
Deadlines to submit U.S. and International films for the 2009 Tribeca All Access program are:
September 22, 2008 – SUBMISSIONS OPEN
November 3, 2008 – EARLY DEADLINE
December 8, 2008 – FINAL DEADLINE
Submission forms and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2009 Tribeca All Access program will be available at www.tribecafilminstitute.org starting September 22, 2008. Questions regarding submissions may be directed to email@example.com or by calling 212.941.4012.
About the Tribeca Film Festival
Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. The Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center.
Since its founding, the Festival has attracted more than two million attendees from the US and abroad and has generated close to $500 million in economic activity for New York City.
About Tribeca All Access:
Tribeca All Access (TAA), a program of the Tribeca Film Institute, provides a forum where high-level film industry executives can meet with a diverse and exceptionally talented group of U.S.-based filmmakers. The core of the program begins with an intense six days of panels, meetings, and networking opportunities during the Tribeca Film Festival. At the conclusion of those six days, juried awards totaling $45,000 will be presented.
Entering into its sixth year, Tribeca All Access has become a recognized talent pool within the industry. The program serves as an unrivaled platform for emerging and established filmmakers from traditionally under-represented communities in the film industry to advance their careers and potentially find funding and exposure for their feature length screenplay or documentary work-in-progress. Program alumni are eligible for year-round support through TAA OnTrack which offers educational panels and workshops; TFI hosted presentation screenings; promotional support for completed films; and the use of digital filmmaking and editing equipment.