Tribeca Film Festival | Official Call for Entries!

New York, New York – USA
April 18 to 29, 2018

In the Spotlight today is the 17th Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, bringing creators, diverse audiences, and the industry together in New York City during the annual storytelling festival. The 2018 Festival is set to build on the momentum from last year’s edition, which not only saw record setting attendance numbers from recent years, but also the highest percentage of film sales to distributors.

Select filmmakers with films in competition for 2018 will have the opportunity to take home cash awards including the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature ($20,000 USD), Best New Narrative Director ($10,000), Best Screenplay in an International Narrative Feature Film ($2,500), Best Documentary Feature ($20,000), Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award ($10,000), Best Animated Short ($5,000), Best Documentary Short ($5,000), and more.

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November 22, 2017 – Regular Deadline – Features
December 1, 2017 – Final Deadline – Shorts
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A platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment, Tribeca supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performance.

Each year the Festival is proud to serve as a launching pad for the films looking for distribution; Two thirds of the available feature films found distribution. In 2017 Apple music jumped into the film festival marketplace for the first time and bought two films;Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story and Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives. A sampling of films acquired this year include The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson(World premiere) by Netflix, Worldwide rights; The Divine Order (International premiere) by Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films, US rights; Dog Years (World premiere) by A24/Directv, North American rights; My Friend Dahmer (World premiere) by FilmRise, North American rights; Love After Love (World premiere) by IFC Films, US rights; November (International premiere) by Oscilloscope Laboratories, North American rights; Saturday Church (World premiere) by Samuel Goldwyn, North American rights; Wasted! The Story of Food Waste(World premiere) by Neon, North American rights.

Filmmakers can submit narrative and documentary films now through Withoutabox. Submit your feature or short today!

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