The Tribeca Studios Backlot will bring a neighborhood street to life with all of the classic elements of filmmaking: lights, cameras, and action! Here, families can participate in and learn about the wide array of elements that are a part of creating a film. Participating organizations include:

The Animation ChefsUsing iPads and various media, the Animation Chefs help kids as young as Pre-K bring to life their creativity. Teaching young kids the entire process of making an animated film of their own, they have inspired thousands of young filmmakers to use mobile devices for productive, creative media projects.

Visit Century 21 Department Store's Fashion Photo Station at the Tribeca Family Festival. Take pictures on set with fun props and professional fashion photographers, just like a real high-fashion photo shoot!

Conrad Hotels “Poster Project”

Imagine starring in your own movie poster.  Is it a drama in Miami? An action flick in Beijing or New York City?  Conrad Hotels & Resorts invites you to celebrate the Tribeca Film Festival by participating in our Poster Project.  Customize a movie poster by choosing props, a theme, and posing for a picture. We’ll upload your poster to our Facebook page, where you can tag yourself for the chance to win amazing prizes. Join us at Bowtie Cinema from 4/17-4/19 and at the Tribeca Family Fair on 4/26.

The Hollywood Reporter is the ultimate authority on all things Hollywood wants to test you on your movie knowledge — for the chance to win some Hollywood swag.  Visit The Hollywood Reporter's tent to play!

The Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME) will have a presence on the “lot” with its “Made in NY” branded hot dog cart. Reps from the office will distribute information about REEL JOBS, resident FAQs, the “Made in NY” PA Training Program and the “Made in NY” Lower Manhattan Walking Tour. Panels and discussions will focus on NYC as a production location and feature content and personalities from NYC Media (, New York City’s official television network.      

Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 “On Location” Film Experience

Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 with the help of James Leavey and Thomas O’Donnell have arranged to have a High End Star Trailer, a Hair and Make-Up Trailer, and an Action Camera Car out on the Tribeca Studios Backlot. Come down and experience what it’s really like to work “On Location” in New York City. 

We would like to extend a special THANK YOU to:

Haddad’s and David Haddad, Action Camera Cars, Inc. and Owen Holland

The Tribeca Film Institute

Tribeca VIP “Red Carpet” Photo Op: Festivalgoers will be invited to walk the Tribeca Studios Backlot red carpet and pose next to Fathead Stand Out™ Cut Outs of  recognizable athletes and entertainment personalities.

The Young Storytellers Foundation develops literacy through the art of storytelling. Using group exercises and one-on-one mentoring, we provide under-served children in the public school system an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life through performance. Our mission is to inspire children to discover the power of their own voice.