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Entertainment's Top Talent Kick-Off TRIBECA & CHANEL Women's Filmmaker Program

Tribeca and CHANEL kicked off the seventh annual THROUGH HER LENS, a three-day immersive program where entertainment’s most influential women gather around five emerging women filmmaker teams to provide one-on-one mentorship and intimate participant masterclasses.   In the end, one team will receive full financing to produce their short film with support from Tribeca Studios. The four other projects will be awarded grant funds to support their films’ development.   Th...

Rogue Chef Bourdain nod ROADRUNNER is main dish at Tribeca

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent If “Parts Unknown” Chef Anthony Bourdain, a seductive world-traveler, hadn’t killed himself three years ago in France’s Alsace region in a 5 star hotel we would have killed him ourself for making us worried he might become a suicide. Such are the charged emotions Mr. Bourdain, who would have turned 65 this month on June 25, engenders. Filmmaker Morgan Neville, whose documentary work is just as storied as Bourdain'...

SABAN Buys Tribeca Scarer DON’T TELL A SOUL Starring Rainn Wilson, Mena Suvari, Jack Dylan Glazer & Fionn Whitehead

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Tribeca thriller DON'T TELL A SOUL was just bought buy Saban, and is described by producer Chris Mangano as "a special film that will surprise a lot of people, and Saban Films genuinely understands its appeal to both commercial and critical audiences.  We could not be in better hands.” Read on... LOS ANGELES: Saban Films announced today that they have acquired North American rights to Alex McAulay’s (Flower) directo...

We Are One A Global Film Festival

Major Film Festivals Across the World Join with YouTube to Announce  We Are One: A Global Film Festival Starting May 29   The 10-day digital festival, produced and organized by Tribeca Enterprises, will feature programming from 20 festivals including Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and many more, enabling audiences to experience films from around the world   Festival to benefit World Health Organization Covid-19 Solidarity Resp...

The Sloan Works-In-Progress Reading & Cocktails at NeueHouse

This year’s three winners were honored at a reception during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. The reception were part of a “Sloan Works-in-Progress Readings and Cocktail” event on April 22 where actors read excerpts from TFI/Sloan-funded projects.   “These three latest winning screenplays -- about a  brilliant, tender-hearted mathematician immigrant whose gifts were coopted to build destructive weapons, a world under s...

NOT JUST A FILM FESTIVAL: A SHOWCASE OF IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING

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 experien...

The 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival Awards

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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. ...

“Zero Motivation," Winner of the Nora Ephron Prize and The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca Film Fest '14

  Tribeca Film Fesival 2014:   World Narrative Competition: Israel, in Hebrew with subtitles. The Nora Ephron Prize: Zero Motivation, written and directed by Talya Lavie (Israel). Winner receives $25,000, sponsored by Coach, Inc. The award was given by Delia Ephron, Carol Kane, Natasha Lyonne, and Tanya Wexler along with Stephanie Stahl, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, Coach Inc. The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature &ndas...

"The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq," A film by Guillaume Nicloux (France), WINNER BEST SCREENPLAY at Tribeca Film Festival'14

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2014: Special Jury Mention: The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq/”L’enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq” directed by Guillaume Nicloux (France). The announcement was made by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal. Best Screenplay –”The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq”, written and directed by Guillaume Nicloux (France). Winner receives $5,000 sponsored by DreamWorks Animation. The award was given by Bart...

Interview with producer Gabe Cowan

New Artists Alliance's partners Gabe Cowan and John Suits are two of the most prolific producers of indie filmmaking today. While most industry players will attest to how hard it is to even finish one film in today's uber competitive climate, this indie powerhouse team is cranking out 5-6 new films a year and going on strong. When asked how they do it, Gabe just replies with a solar smile: “We don't sleep”. Most recent on the NAA slate are two debut films at the 2...

Tribeca Film Institute Awards $175,000 to 2014 TFI Documentary Fund Winners

  The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the 2014 grantees of its TFI Documentary Fund. The fund aims to advance character-driven, non-fiction filmmaking featuring creative and unexplored perspectives from around the world. TFI also announced winners of the second annual TFI/ESPN Prize and of the inaugural Influence Award, part of TFI’s new multi-year partnership with the Europe-based Influence Film Foundation.   More than 500 submissions from 70 countries were con...

The Broken Circle Breakdown

  Watch the trailer for the highly-anticipated new drama ‘The Broken Circle Breakdown,’ about a torrid romance between two bluegrass musicians. “The Broken Circle Breakdown won two prizes (Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature Film and Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film for Veerle Bartens) at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Co-written by Carol Joos and director Felix van Groeningen, this romantic melodrama follows the courtship of two artists...

2012 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

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  Stargazing $150,000 in Documentary Finishing Funds to be Awarded to Eight International Filmmakers Chosen from a Record Number of Submissions; Spotlighting Women Documentary Award Presented in Partnership with the PPR Corporate Foundation for Women’s Dignity & Rights  Marshall Curry, James Franco, Barbara Kopple and Robin Wright among 2012 Jury Members The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Gucci today announced the 2012 recipients selected for the Gucci Tribeca Documen...

Interview with TRIBECA director Geoff Gilmore

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    Geoffrey Gilmore joined Tribeca Enterprises in 2009 as Chief Creative Officer. He is responsible for Tribeca's global content strategy and leads creative development initiatives and expansion of the brand. He was before in charge of the Sundance Film Festival.  Under his direction the Tribeca Film Festival has become the most important market oriented U.S. film festival serving commercial and artistic interests. Running from April 18 and through April 29, 2012 the Festival pro...

Tribeca Film Festival audience Awards to ANY DAY NOW and BURN

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The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, announced the winners of the two Audience Awards tonight at the wrap party in New York City. This year for the first time two awards—one for narrative and one for documentary—were given to the audience choices for the best films. Any Day Now, directed by Travis Fine, was chosen to receive the Narrative award and BURN, directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez, was chosen for the Doc...

Interview with Malgoska Szumowska and Joanna Kulig, the director/co-writer and young co-star of “Elles” at Tribeca 2012

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Fest 21 (Suzanne Lynch) sat down with Malgoska Szumowska and Joanna Kulig, the director/co-writer and young co-star of ELLES, a film in which Juliette Binoche plays a journalist from Elle magazine (and bourgeouis housewife) who becomes too close to her subjects while researching an article on student prostitution in Paris. The film (which hints at voyeurism repeatedly in brief gotcha moments) features a stringy-haired and perpetually stressed-out Anne (as tightly plugged int...

MICMACS: La Jolie Bande de La Récup - Stylized Salvage (Tribeca 2010)

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Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, of Amélie fame, brings back his franco-francais blend of winsome and satire in this highly stylized film about two arms dealers, a man with a bullet lodged in his brain named Basel, and a team of quirky outcasts from the junkyard.    Almost comic book in it's attention to visual detail (think "Tin-Tin"), MICMACS original French title,  translates as "non-stop madness." The madness being the greed and inse...

Tribeca claims an attendance of 430 000, sets it in top position in terms of attendance

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    The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, in 2002, today announced that more than 430,000 people attended screenings, panels, talks and free community events - including the opening night world premiere of Cameron Crowe's The Union, the Tribeca Drive-In series, Street Fair and Family Festival, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, Tribeca Disruptive Innovation awards, and NYFest - during  the Festival's 10th edition.   ...

Tribeca Spotlight and Cinemania sections announced

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.   "Now that the majority of the program has been announced I believe you will see the rich variety and quality of the films and talent that we are presenting at Tribeca this year," s...

Tribeca World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections

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2011 Festival to Present 88 Feature-Length and 61 Short Films April 20 - May 1    The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section-Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.   TFF organizers this year have streamli...

10th Tribeca World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections

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  The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section-Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan. TFF organizers this year have streamlined the Festival's format, which is now comprised of two competition sections, World Narra...

New York: Tribeca 2010 Documentaries

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Documentaries screened at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival tended to be superior to the feature films in its program an assessment not disputed by its creative director Geoff Gilmore.  In one of the seminars Gilmore admitted that the Sundance festival which he had directed before coming to New York experienced a similar discrepancy.  Similar to the US market position of foreign language films, documentaries play a minor role at the US box office. In the 2009 U.S. total box office of $10.6 billio...

Tribeca 2010: From Pipelines to Film Culture?

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It belongs to our common sense perception that distribution and production technologies develop more rapidly than the content they cover and that great competence in technologies is not equivalent to the mastery of creative content. Knowing grammar and vocabulary or different types of filters and lenses is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for creative output. Over the last few years in virtually all related film festival seminars there have been discussions about the new distribution p...

Tribeca Film Festival warps and announces Awards

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World Narrative Competition 2010 World Narrative Feature Competition Jurors: Hope Davis, Aaron Eckhart, John Hamburg, Cheryl Hines, John Ridley, Gary Ross and Gary Winick   The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature When We Leave (Die Fremde) Directed and written by Feo Aladag (Germany) Winner receives $25,000 cash and the art award "Study: Northern City Renaissance" (Mass MoCA #379K) 2008, commissioned by Sting, created by Stephen Hannock. Sponsored by AKA Hotel Res...

Getting Warmed Up For Tribeca!

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Hello All! ....I won't be officially starting my Tribeca blog until the opening press conference on April 20th. But, so far, the good folks at Rubenstein have given me a chance to see press screenings of SPORK and AMERICAN MYSTIC. And while I can't write about either until I am no longer under embargo, be forewarned that there is one lighthearted romp you definitely won't want to miss at this year's film festival!  Most of all, I am looking forward to seeing an incredible Franco-American lin...

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