Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Film Institute Announce 2010 Dates

  

NINTH ANNUAL TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2010 DATES AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS; 2010 FESTIVAL TO BE HELD APRIL 21 – MAY 2, 2010

TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE’S 2010 TRIBECA ALL ACCESS TO TAKE PLACE APRIL 19 – APRIL 26, 2010

New York, NY (August 17, 2009) – The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that the ninth Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 21 – May 2, 2010 in New York City and that the Tribeca Film Institute’s Tribeca All Access (TAA) program will take place April 19 – April 26, 2010. 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 2010 Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:

September 14, 2009 – SUBMISSIONS OPEN

November 13, 2009 – EARLY DEADLINE, FEATURES & SHORTS

December 14, 2009 – OFFICIAL DEADLINE, ALL FEATURES AND SHORTS COMPLETED IN 2009

January 11, 2010 – LATE DEADLINE, FEATURES STILL IN POST-PRODUCTION AND COMPLETED AFTER OFFICIAL DEADLINE

Starting September 14, 2009, submission forms and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival will be available at www.tribecafilm.com/festival. Questions regarding submissions may be directed to entries@tribecafilmfestival.org or by calling 212.941.2305.

Deadlines for U.S.-based filmmakers to submit for the 2010 Tribeca All Access program are:

September 14, 2009 – SUBMISSIONS OPEN

October 26, 2009 – EARLY DEADLINE

December 14, 2009 – FINAL DEADLINE

Internationally-based filmmakers should apply through one of TAA’s partner organizations (UK Film Council, ScreenAustralia, or the Canadian Film Centre).

Submission forms and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2010 Tribeca All Access program will be available at www.tribecafilminstitute.org starting September 14, 2009. Questions regarding submissions may be directed to allaccess@tribecafilminstitute.org or by calling 212.274.8080 ext. 27.

About 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, New York City to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district 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.   Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. The Tribeca Festival has screened over 1100 films from over 80 countries since its first festival in 2002. Since its founding, it has attracted an international audience of more than 2.3 million attendees and has generated an estimated $600 million in economic activity for New York City.

About Tribeca All Access:

Tribeca All Access (TAA), a year round program of the Tribeca Film Institute, fosters and nurtures relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities.  TAA is a recognized talent pool within the industry and an unrivaled opportunity for participating filmmakers to advance their careers. During the annual Tribeca Film Festival, TAA hosts a diverse group of emerging and established filmmakers who are selected to participate in a series of workshops and panels and given the opportunity to pitch their narrative scripts or documentary works-in-progress in a series of one-on-one business meetings with industry executives.  Year round, the program supports alumni through TAA OnTrack, which offers free use of digital filmmaking and editing equipment; promotional support for completed films; hosted presentation screenings, educational panels and workshops; and fellowships.  Since its founding in May 2004, Tribeca All Access has supported the careers of more than 155 filmmakers and facilitated over 2,430 one-on-one business meetings.

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