Tribeca Storyscapes, in collaboration with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin, is a transmedia program created to showcase work that explores new forms of storytelling, highlighting innovation across a variety of platforms. These may range from cross-platform films to websites, multi-media installations, games and apps. Selections will be presented to the public at the 14th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, anticipated to take place in April 2015. By submitting an entry, you (the entrant) and any/all of your agents hereby accept these “2015 Tribeca Storyscapes Rules & Regulations” as prepared by the Tribeca Film Festival NYC, LLC (“Tribeca”), so please review this document carefully prior to making a submission.
Note: Entry fees are in U.S. Dollars, are per submission and are non-refundable. Tribeca reserves the right to disqualify a submission, without refund of any kind, if eligibility requirements are not met (including a determination by Tribeca that your eligibility status has changed post-submission).
Tribeca Storyscapes is open to U.S- and international-produced fiction and documentary story-driven works. Projects may include but are not limited to web projects, mobile apps, games, multi-media installations and multi-platform works, but in any event, projects must have some sort of interactive element. Linear films will not be accepted for Storyscapes. Linear films may be submitted to the Tribeca Film Festival through the general entry process.
To be eligible for consideration:
|Tribeca Storyscapes Eligiblity Chart
U.S. and International fiction and documentary submissions
|ANY public screening, broadcast, distribution or exhibition before January 1, 2014 (other than as described in 1 below)||X|
|Theatrical - Any commercial exhibition in the US (other than as described in 2 or 3 below)||X|
|Theatrical - Limited commercial exhibition only outside of the US and on/after January 1, 2014||X|
|DVD – Any commercial distribution in the US (other than as described in 3 below)||X|
|DVD - Limited distribution only outside the US and on/after January 1, 2014||X|
|TV - Any broadcast available to US audiences (other than as described in 3 below)||X|
|TV - Limited broadcast available only outside the US and on/after January 1, 2014||X|
|Digital - Any non-password protected digital broadcast (including exhibitions on internet, radio, mobile devices) available to audiences, other than as described in 3 or 4 below||X|
|Festival – Any exhibition held IN the New York Region as part of a “festival” (other than as described in 2 or 3 below and, for clarity, except for TFF15 screenings)||X|
|Festival - Exhibition held outside the New York Region as part of a “festival” and on/after January 1, 2014||X|
|1 Private, invite-only presentations (i.e. presentations for family or cast or presentations for feedback) and certain festivals (as more fully described herein) will not affect eligibility||X|
|2 Presentations for students/faculty in an in-house theater or venue and at certain in-person-only festivals (as more fully described herein) will not affect eligibility||X|
|3 For works actually selected for Tribeca Storyscapes: theatrical, DVD, TV, digital and/or festival screenings and exhibitions may be held DURING the TFF15 but only after the work’s premiere, if approved in advance and in writing by Tribeca||X|
|4 Online web projects that will launch after May 1, 2014 may be selected at the discretion of Tribeca’s programming team.||X|
Note: If at any point following its initial consideration, Tribeca determines that a submission no longer meets all of the eligibility criteria described above, such submission will be deemed to be ineligible.
Apply online at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions and send all required entry materials to the mailing address below.
All submissions must include the following:
Note: It is your sole responsibility to ensure all SUBMISSION MATERIALS are submitted online and/or shipped to Tribeca’s shipping destination (address below) before the end of the submission period (i.e. online entries and shipped materials must be dated or postmarked no later than November 26, 2014). Any shipped material must arrive at Tribeca within 5 weeks from its postmark date for Tribeca to accept it. Tribeca reserves the right to disqualify any submission which does not arrive at Tribeca’s shipping destination by these deadlines. Up to 5 weeks after the applicable submission window deadline, Entrants may email email@example.com or call 212-941-2305 to confirm whether Tribeca received all submission materials.
*Submission materials will not be returned and will be destroyed or discarded by Tribeca.
If you are submitting more than one work, each submission must be delivered on separate DVD(s), CD-R, or thumb drive (as applicable) and accompanied by its own completed online form. Please do not send any compilation DVD, CD-R, or thumb drive composed of works for separate submissions; they will be deemed ineligible.
Tribeca programmers select and invite all the works to be presented to the public at the TFF15. Selected works will be notified by email or phone via the information provided with the submission. Make sure to update Tribeca with new contact information or any other festival invitations prior to the TFF15 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tribeca may rescind an invitation to participate at the TFF15 if a work’s eligibility status changes.
If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by Tribeca:
All selected works that are actually exhibited as part of the TRIBECA STORYSCAPES program during the TFF15 are eligible for any award(s) that may be given in connection with the TRIBECA STORYSCAPES program at TFF15 (awards are not guaranteed and are determined in Tribeca’s discretion).
All submissions must be sent (applicable customs fees MUST be prepaid) to:
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Attn: TRIBECA STORYSCAPES – "PROJECT TITLE"
375 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013, USA
You must send to the attention of TRIBECA STORYSCAPES with the title of the project written clearly on the package. If you do not, processing of your submission may be delayed or your submission may be deemed ineligible!