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SOS Films to world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival opening night

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Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff joined SOS campaign founder Kevin Wall today to announce that seven SOS short films will premiere on the Festival’s opening evening of April 25, 2007. SOS is the campaign behind the Live Earth global concert series on July 7, 2007. The mission of the SOS Short Films Program is to create a series of educational and compelling short films that highlight theproblems of, and engage people with solutions for, the globa...

David Freeman's screenplay selected by Tribeca/sloan program

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David Freeman has been selected as the winning screenwriter in the Tribeca/Sloan Screenplay Development Program, a joint project of the Tribeca Film Festival and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, whose purpose is to support film and video projects that educate and inform the public on matters of science. Freeman's project A FIRST CLASS MAN, a fictional examination of the life of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan, will receive financial support over the course of a year as he works...

Politics at New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival

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New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival 2007, 2/23 – 3/4There is a constant creation of new film festivals defined by regional, thematic, distribution (such as video ipods), or other parameters, propelled by a large supply of production and an ever increasing number of new film makers. This phenomenon is caused by expansion of film schools, access to low cost production equipment, and last not least public and corporate funding for film festivals. By now it is hard to ascertain how many fes...

Tribeca Alumni Premiere At Sundance

Tuesday, January 20----Three filmmakers, whose young careers have been nurtured by Tribeca All Access (TAA), the Tribeca Film Institute program, will have world premieres of their films at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The Tribeca All Access program,now in its fourth year, selects thirty directors and screenwriters from an open call for submissions and provides them with one-on-one meetings with industry insiders. The 2007 Tribeca All Access participants will be announced in early March. A...

EFP launches Industry Screenings in New York

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EFP launches October Session of Industry Screenings in New YorkThird edition in 2006 presents four new European films at the Tribeca Screening Room, October 23rd and 24thWith Spanish/German comedy THE GREAT MATCH by Gerardo Olivares recently sold to Film Movement as result of the past showcase European Film Promotion (EFP) has set a third programme of Industry Screenings in New York for 2006. On October 23rd and 24th four new films from different European countries will be introduced to U.S. dis...

Interview with The Tribeca Film Festival Director

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The Tribeca Film Festival has rapidly evolved since its founding in 2002 into the biggest U.S. film festival. In 2006 the Tribeca fest lasted thirteen days and served 465 thousand individuals including 203 thousand who purchased tickets for film screenings and panels. About 4200 productions were submitted coming close to the 4350 entered for the different Berlinale sections (excluding market films). Tribeca has retained its successful eclectic programming approach ranging this year from Holly...

Tribeca Film Festival Opens With Controversial 9/11 Docudrama

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The 5th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened on Tuesday evening with the world premiere of a controversial 9/11 docudrama. United 93, which opens nationally in theaters this Friday via Universal Pictures, is a dramatized version of the events that occurred on September 11th, 2001, when Al Qaeda terrorists took over a US airplane that was meant to crash into the White House, on the same day that other airplane hijackings attacked the Pentagon in Washington DC, and brought down New York’s World T...

Tribeca Underground Film Fest announces its line up

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TRIBECA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL announced today its lineup of short films in competition. More than 50 short films from 15 countries will screen in New York City from May 2 - May 7 2006. Now in its third year, TRIBECA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL focuses only on short films. With over 450 submissions from around the world the competition selection does not separate by country of production. Instead, the competition films are distinguished only by genre into live action (narrative, documentary, ex...

European Film Promotion in the US Bi Coastal screenings

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EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION BI-COASTAL SCREENINGSEuropean Film Promotion (EFP), the trans-European organization that represents the interests of European film promotion agencies in 30 countries, concluded a bi-coast promotion effort to bring an exciting group of new European filmmakers to the attention of US distributors, programmers and the press.EFP began its efforts earlier this month with a special program entitled NEW FACES OF EUROPEAN CINEMA, presented in conjunction with the AFI Fest in Los A...

Tribeca/Amazon Screening room 2nd edition

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After the successful completion of the largest short film competition ever held, Amazon.com, the Tribeca Film Festival and American Express announced the second edition which is scheduled to run from June 29 though August 17, 2005. American Express will provide again a $50.000 award to the grand prize winner and Amazon customers with active accounts will rate the films.The first short competition started during the 2005 Tribeca Film festival on April 18. Using the Macromedia Flash video format, ...

Tribeca enters the Shorts aren

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TRIBECA NEW YORK – Short film fest (April 19 – May 20)Low-cost production technologies, rapid increases in film school graduates, and the shift to a visually oriented consumer society has resulted in a significant increase of short and long feature films entered in film festivals. For the fourth edition of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival which ended on May 1st more than 1750 films were submitted in formats including, 35, 16, super 8, as well as 24 p, mini dv, and high definition cam. I...

Tribeca Film Festival Awards go to chinese "Stolen Life"

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The 2005 Tribeca Film Festival Awards Ceremony took place Saturday, April 30, at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at BMCC. Awards were given for both narrative and documentary films, feature-length and shorts. And the winners are… BEST NARRATIVE FEATUREStolen Life (Sheng Si Jie) (China)Director: Li Shaohong NARRATIVE FEATURE SPECIAL MENTIONMy Brother’s Summer (L’estate di mio Fratello) (Italy)Director: Pietro Reggiani BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATUREEl Perro Negro: Stories from the Spanish Civ...

Tribeca Film Festival Awards

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The 2005 Tribeca Film Festival Awards Ceremony took place Saturday, April 30, at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at BMCC. Awards were given for both narrative and documentary films, feature-length and shorts. And the winners are… BEST NARRATIVE FEATUREStolen Life (Sheng Si Jie) (China)Director: Li Shaohong NARRATIVE FEATURE SPECIAL MENTIONMy Brother’s Summer (L’estate di mio Fratello) (Italy)Director: Pietro Reggiani BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATUREEl Perro Negro: Stories from the Spanish Civ...

Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards

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The Tribeca All Access Connects (TAA) program, which fosters relationships between U.S.-based filmmakers of color and the film industry, announced today the winners of the second Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards. At last night’s Tribeca All Access Connects Awards and Closing Party at the Tribeca Grand, sponsored by the Playboy Foundation: Dennis Lee won the award for the narrative section prize for his current screenplay “The Life & Times of H.J. Hermin. Dennis has previously di...

Sydney Pollack's Interpreter opens Tribeca

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NICOLE KIDMAN AND SEAN PENN STAR IN LATEST FROM FILMMAKER SYDNEY POLLACKA special premiere of Universal Pictures’/Working Title Films’ thriller The Interpreter—the latest from Academy Award®- winning director Sydney Pollack and Oscar® winners Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn—is slated to open the fourth annual Tribeca Film Festival, with a screening at Manhattan’s Ziegfeld Theater on April 19. The screening will be held in association with the United Nations, whose officials allowed unpre...

Tribeca debuts a shorts online competition

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Amazon.com and the Tribeca Film Festival Debut Tribeca Screening Room for Short-Film Competition—more than 1,000 Films SubmittedMillions of Amazon.com Customers Can Rate Films Alongside Celebrity Reviewers including Gwyneth Paltrow, David Duchovny, Ice Cube and Donald Sutherland Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), the Tribeca Film Festival and its founding partner American Express today announced the debut of the Tribeca Screening Room (www.amazon.com/screeningroom) for the Amazon Theater/Tribeca...

Tribeca NY and NY Narrative Feature selections announced

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24 World Premieres Included in The New York Films competitionTribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff joined Peter Scarlet, executive director, in announcing the two categories of feature films to be presented in competition at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. The two categories, NY, NY Narrative Features and NY, NY Documentary Features, capture the diverse perspectives of living and experiencing New York and include 24 world premieres. The jurors for both c...

Tribeca Competitive Slate Includes 10 World Premieres

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Competitive Slate Includes 10 World Premieres, Four International Premieres, 14North American Premieres and Four U.S. PremieresNew York, NY [March 9, 2005] –Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff today joined Peter Scarlet, Executive Director, in announcing feature films in narrative and documentary categories to be presented in competition at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. There will also be feature competitions in the N...

New York Film Festival excels again

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The 42nd edition of the New York Film Festival helmed by Richard Pena opened to raving reviews affirming its unique position as an upscale intellectually oriented festnot compromising its criteria to compete with the new Tribeca film festival. Out of 25 features from 21 countries produced this year and not shown before in the United States eight were made in the U.S. but none of these films corresponded to “Hollywood fare”. Even Sam Fuller’s reconstructed 1980 studio production THE BIG RED...

Tribeca - the Success of Diversity

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The Tribeca Film Festival - the Success of DiversityThough pundits have frequently called Tribeca a festival in search of an identity, its founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, or the co-chair Martin Scorcese are not concerned at all with that question. Nor does the third edition show an emerging branding of the festival. Tribeca is developing very well without the reputation of representing a particular programming philosophy, genres, or niche in the festival market. Co...

Tribeca celebrated rebirth of Lower Manhattan

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Touching on topics from South African democracy to misery in a Brazilian prison, the third Tribeca Film Festival screened 150 works while celebrating lower Manhattan's rebirth after the terror attacks. “We felt we needed something to heal ourselves and our neighborhoods” said DeNiro . The event is held on the first two weekends in May. This year's festival offered features, documentaries, shorts and major-studio premieres that drew 350,000 spectators to lower Manhattan . The Regal cinemas, h...

Tribeca awards to The Green Hat

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TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2004The third edition of New York’s newest film cultural event, the Tribeca Film Festival, came to a star-studded finale this weekend as a host of celebrities honored the winners of top Festival awards at a gala ceremony and party in lower Manhattan. THE GREEN HAT, a film exploring its characters struggles to transcend traditional definitions of love in the new China, won two awards for Best Narrative Film and Best New Filmmaker for first-time Chinese director Liu Sen Dou...

Happily, Even After world Premiere at Tribeca

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Tribeca Film Festival has kicked offHappily, Even After a film by UNSU LEESTARRING: Jason Behr Marina Black Fay Masterson Michael Goorjian Set against a subtle San Francisco backdrop, Happily is an urban fairy tale about an outwardly successful woman and her self-absorbed brother. Since their parents' death eight years ago, Elizabeth and Jake have become trapped in their respective roles - she's the responsible older sister, he's the directionless younger brother. Enter Katie, a waitress wit...

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