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Online Dailies Coverage of the Tribeca Film Festival.
We all know the iconic Madonna’s blonde ambition world tour and its polemical documentary, 1991’s Truth or Dare. But, who are the back-up dancers that accompanied and supported her and where are they now?
Strike a Pose isn’t about Madonna, it’s about the male dancers Kevin, Oliver, Luis, Carlton, Jose, Gabriel, and Salim; a diverse, impressionable group of young people whose lives were forever changed.
This documentary, from directors Ester Goul and Reijer Zwaan, revi...
This darkly comic crime mystery set in small-town Estonia centers on Elsa, the mother and full time caretaker of Lauri, a teacher who has been in a coma since being shot under shadowy circumstances. Attentive in her duties but at the end of her tether, Elsa receives Lauri’s visitors—friends, students, his girlfriend, his boss, and others—who come to update the unconscious Lauri on their lives and unburden themselves of their troubles. But as the police inquiry into the crime pr...
Today was the kick-off to the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) filmmaker retreat in partnership with the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) and CNN Films. The five-day Camden/TFI Retreat, presented by CNN Films, kicked off today in Camden and Rockport, Maine and will provide mentorship and guidance to five U.S filmmaking teams focused on creative, cinematic, character-driven documentaries.
The five projects selected for the retreat represent exciting new voices in documentary and embody the ...
The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by AT&T, announced the winners of its two Audience Awards last night at a wrap party sponsored by Vice in New York City.
Two awards – one for narrative and one for documentary – were given to the audience choices for the best films. King Jack, directed by Felix Thompson, was chosen to receive the Narrative award and TransFatty Lives, directed by Patrick O&rs...
ALOFT is a journey through the power of the mind, a journey that forces us to confront the immensity of such concepts as love, order, chaos and faith.
A mother who abandons her child for the common good; a son who abandons himself and his own ability to feel in order to bear the weight of tragedy; and a woman who abandons her life to follow her one obsession of curing herself. Three characters – complicated, human, flawed – reveal themselves to us, reflecting on the di...
Algeria, 1954. While the rebellion rumbles in the valley, two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee together across the Atlas Mountains. In the midst of an icy winter, Daru, the reclusive teacher, has to escort Mohamed, a villager accused of murder. Pursued by horsemen seeking summary justice and vengeful settlers, the two men decide to confront the unknown. Together they fight to gain their freedom.
Grounded by Mortensen’s fiercely understated ...
1992—the former East German city of Rostock is still coming to terms with the aftermath of the recent fall of the Berlin Wall. Youth unemployment is high, and migrant workers are housed in Soviet-era high-rises on the outskirts of the city. The Roma and a sizeable Vietnamese minority have become targets of the locals’ discontent, which escalates into hostility and violence during the course of one day.
Director Burhan Qurbani plunges us headfirst into this world and we watch e...
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Last night the Tribeca Film Festival announced the awards winners selected by the jury.
VIRGIN MOUNTAIN, DEMOCRATS, MEN GO TO BATTLE, UNCERTAIN WIN TOP AWARDS IN JURIED WORLD COMPETITIONS; DOOR INTO THE DARK WINS THE BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® STORYSCAPES AWARD
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SWORN VIRGIN WINS THIRD ANNUAL NORA EPHRON PRIZE
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FESTIVAL AWARDS $175,000 IN CASH PRIZES
The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatk...
TAA Celebrates 12 Years of Support for Underrepresented Filmmakers & Digital Storytellers, Hosts Rising Members of the LGBT Filmmaking Community at Tribeca Film Festival®
Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) just announced fifteen promising new projects selected for the 12th annual Tribeca All Access (TAA) program, along with two members of the LGBT filmmaking community selected as special fellows to attend its annual market during the Tribeca Film Festival. The TAA program support...
Talks with industry luminaries including Spike Lee, Harvey Weinstein, Amy Schumer, and Olivia Wilde, among others
to be made available as podcasts on a rolling basis at www.wnyc.org/tribeca
(New York, NY--April 20, 2015)-- WNYC and Tribeca Film Festival are partnering for a second year to produce exclusive podcasts of the festival's star-studded "Tribeca Talks®," extending the series to a national and international audience.
WNYC will produce ...
Tribeca Film Institute’s (TFI) Tribeca Teaches Screening tomorrow, took place April 21st at 10 AM.
This special event has celebrated and honored student produced film’s from TFI’s Tribeca Teaches program which provides NYC students with an immersive opportunity to enhance their media-making skills to write and produce their own stories. Many of the student’s films tell stories unique to their communities and experiences, delving into themes including race, sexual...
U.S. Premiere in the Spotlight section of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival
Featuring: Russell Brand
Written & Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
World-famous British comedian and activist Russell Brand joins forces with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom on a polemical documentary about the financial crisis and gross inequality we currently face. Using a mixture of documentary, interviews, archive footage and comedy, Russell Brand takes us from his home...
Sworn Virgin is the story of a woman who sacrifices her femininity for her freedom, and years later must renounce her honor to become a woman again. Hana Doda, a young woman living within the confines of a Northern Albanian village, longs to escape the shackles of womanhood, and live her life as a man. To do so she must evoke an old law of the Kanun and take an oath to eternally remain a virgin. Years later, as Mark, she leaves home for the first time and travels to Italy to stay with her sist...
A life's work becomes a prison for jazz club owner Stelios when a shady Romanian gangster calls in his debts. This gripping, underworld drama is a parable on the perils of accumulated debt, and a depiction of the descent of a mostly decent man. Director Alexis Alexiou perfectly balances the complex emotions that drive a man to take the most drastic measures available.
Stelios is the owner of a Jazz club in Athens. A few years ago, with the help of his former associate Vassos,...
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Guests attend the producers reception during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at Company 3 on April 21, 2015 in New York City.
There will only be 1.4 million people in the coding, programming, and computing world by the year 2020 and there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the United States alone. Of the 1.4 million, only 29% will be American, and less than 3% will be women. ‘Code’ examines why women are not seeking out opportunities in the computer science fields. Do stereotypes, education, and cultural beliefs play a role in this digital divide?
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Filmmakers attend the Filmmaker Welcome Party during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 17, 2015 in New York City.
Photography by Mustafa Önder
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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) rapper/actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges performed at the opening night of its 14th edition on Wednesday, April 15, at the Beacon Theatre, presented by AT&T. The concert followed the world premiere of the documentary Live From New York!, which explores 40 years of American politics, tragedy and popular culture through the comedic lens of SNL, directed by Bao Nguyen and produced by JL Pomeroy and Tom Broecker. Th...
Tribeca Film Festival 2015, running April 15-26, started off with the opening night presentation at the Beacon Theater of Live From New York! The festival closes with a 25th anniversary screening on April 26 of Martin Scorsese's 1990 classic GoodFellas, also at the Beacon theater, followed by a conversation with the cast and crew.
From a variety of feature length films, shorts, experimental and interactive stories, there is a lot to choose from. Also other festival highlights: Trib...
Tribeca Film Festival Producer's Reception, April 22 2014
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Photograph by Mustafa ÖNDER
Photography by Mustafa ÖNDER
This year's TFF 13th edition welcomed over 120,000 movie-goers over 12 days of screenings and panels with a total attendance of over 400,000.
The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by AT&T, announced that during the Festival’s 13th edition more than 400,000 people attended screenings, panels, talks and free community events – including the Tribeca Drive-In series, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribe...
At the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of overpopulation inquiry Misconception, a cranky viewer took filmmaker Jessica Yu to task on the grounds that her topic is urgent and she "handled it very lightly." One man's criticism is another man's tagline. Why not make a subject as bleak and obstruse as Earth's mounting human throngs entertaining and engaging? Who besides the old scold and his cronies would go see an academic lesson on film...
The verdicts are in! The big winners at this year’s Festival include 'Zero Motivation,' 'Keep On, Keepin' On,' 'Point and Shoot' and 'Manos Sucias.'
The 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by AT&T, announced the winners of its competition categories tonight at a ceremony presided over by Pat Kiernan and hosted at the Conrad New York in New York City.
TFI hosted TFI Interactive on Saturday, April 26th - a day-long meeting of the minds devoted to exploring the future of storytelling in an ever-evolving digital world. The day assembled the brightest thinkers and innovators from the worlds of media, journalism, gaming and technology for an all-day forum and an “Interactive Playground,” at the IAC building which connected participants with a selection of the speakers’ digital and innovative projects. Kenya...
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Online Dailies Coverage of the Tribeca Film Festival, April 17-28, 2013
The Tribeca Film Festival brings together local, national, and international talent to provide the New York City, downtown community with five days of screenings, educational workshops, and various special events.
Live coverage with dailies from Lia Fietz, Suzanne Lynch, Claus Mueller, Maria Esteves
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