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117TH ANNUAL TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL®, PRESENTED BY AT&T, ANNOUNCES 2018 DATES, APRIL 18-29, AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS !
New York, NY [SMI-WIRE,08.10.17) – For the 17th year, the Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, will bring creators, diverse audiences, and the industry together in New York City during the annual storytelling festival running April 18-29, 2018.
As part of a new multi-year collaboration, creators will be able to submit their feature and short films to the 2018 festival through withoutabox the online festival submission system favored by filmmakers for its ease of use and streamlined process. This new relationship with Withoutabox continues Tribeca’s ongoing mission to empower storytellers with the opportunities and tools to bring their stories to life.
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. The 2017 line-up made major cultural headlines from reunions like The Godfather and Reservoir Dogs; to Tribeca Immersive’s critically acclaimed Virtual Arcade and Storyscapes programming, which showcased the latest in VR and installations that explored the intersection of storytelling and technology; to the N.O.W. (New Online Work) section’s showcase of digital storytellers. For the second year, the Tribeca X Award celebrated the best in branded storytelling from artist-brand collaborations. Tribeca Talks®’ Directors Series and Storytellers brought luminaries such as Barbra Streisand, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Hanks together for once-in-a-lifetime conversations. Tribeca TV world premiered new series including Emmy® nominees The Handmaid’s Tale and Genius, in addition to introducing audiences to new shows such as The Sinner and debuting the latest seasons of fan favorites like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The inaugural Tribeca Games Festival premiered to sold-out crowds with the first-ever crowd play of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Episode 1, a concert with British electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist Mura Masa, and keynotes with some of the top game creators, including legendary creator Hideo Kojima.
"Following a banner year that saw record high submissions across all of our festival programs, it’s clear there is more exciting work being created in more different ways and on more different platforms than ever before,” said Tribeca Director of Programming Cara Cusumano. “Withoutabox is the perfect partner to help further our film submissions and we eagerly look forward to seeing what our endlessly surprising creators bring us in 2018."
“Withoutabox is home to the top filmmakers and film festivals in the world, and our mission is to provide filmmakers with unparalleled opportunities to share their projects with a global audience,” said Matt Kumin, Head of Withoutabox, IMDbPro and Box Office Mojo. “The Tribeca Film Festival is one of the most important festivals in the world and we are thrilled they have selected Withoutabox to be their exclusive third party film submissions service beginning with the highly anticipated 2018 film festival.”
Deadlines to submit U.S. and projects for the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:
September 5, 2017 – SUBMISSIONS OPEN
October 18, 2017 – EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE for feature and short films, Tribeca TV, Tribeca Immersive, N.O.W. (New Online Work)
November 22, 2017 – OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE A for feature films, Tribeca TV, Tribeca Immersive, N.O.W.
December 1, 2017 – OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE B for short films
December 13, 2017
EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE for Tribeca X Award
LATE ENTRY DEADLINE for feature films, TV, Immersive, N.O.W.
January 12, 2018 – OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE for Tribeca X Award
February 14, 2018 – LATE ENTRY DEADLINE for Tribeca X Award
About the Tribeca Film Festival:
The Tribeca Film Festival is a cultural event for the new age of storytelling that brings together visionaries across industries and diverse audiences. It celebrates the power of storytelling in a variety of forms – from film to TV, VR to online work, and music to gaming. As a platform for creative expression, independent filmmaking, and immersive entertainment, Tribeca champions emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators, curates innovative experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances.
The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. With strong roots in independent film, the annual event has evolved into a destination for creativity, reimagines the cinematic experience, and explores how art can unite communities.