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NEW YORK, NY (SMI-GLOBAL-ENTERTAINMENT JUNE 7-JUNE 18, 2023)-The Tribeca Festival concluded its 22nd annual edition in sensational style-after featuring over 250+ films (Feature, Viewpoints, Shorts, Documentary & Special screenings), and 600+ events (Audio Storytelling,Talks, Games, Music & others), during eleven days slate that included a diverse line-up of emerging talents and renowned storytellers from around the world.

This year Festival showcased 109 feature films representing filmmakers from 36 countries that included 93-world premieres & 43 new film directors who made their debut with their first films. The directors were: Chelsea Peretti with "First Time Female Director" , "Maggie Moore(s) " by John Slattery;  " Bucky F*cking Dent " by David Duchovny;  "Downtown Owl " by Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater; "Eric LaRue " by Michael Shannon; and "Fresh Kills " by Jennifer Esposito. 

In the Spotlight music category Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Alicia Keys led the pack with the premiere of "She is Music team's mentor of artists of color with "Uncharted ", and Tony-award winning actress Sarah Bareilles performed after the premiere of "Waitress, the Musical - Live on Broadway! that ended in standing ovation from the crowd.


And finally living legend Gloria Gaynor performed at the world premiere of her film: Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive; to close out the spotlight category in style.


The 2023 Tribeca Film Festival Storytellers Competition winners were announced: 


During the 11-days slate of the festival, Starlight Illustrated had the opportunity to attend, watch and review some films premieres that we found interesting and entertaining such as:

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