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Two ways to submit - your choice! Submit directly to us via the Tribeca Festival Extranet; or submit via FilmFreeway. Tribeca Games and Podcasts are only available through the Tribeca Extranet.

 

DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

All fees are in USD. We will inform submitters of their status mid-April 2023. If you are interested in submitting after submissions for a category have closed, please email us at entries@tribecafilm.com

 

SUBMISSIONS TO SHORTS AND PODCASTS OPENS OCTOBER 26.

  Features Shorts Tribeca NOW Tribeca Immersive Tribeca Games Tribeca Podcasts
Open

Sept 19, 2022

Oct 26, 2022

Sept 19, 2022

Sept 19, 2022

Sept 19, 2022

Oct 26, 2022

Early Deadline

Oct 26, 2022

$65

Nov 30, 2022

$50

Oct 26, 2022

$40

Oct 26, 2022

$40

Oct 26, 2022

$40

Nov 30, 2022

$20

Official Deadline

Dec 7, 2022

$85

Jan 11, 2023

$60

Dec 7, 2022

$60

Dec 7, 2022

$60

Dec 7, 2022

$60

Jan 11, 2023

$30

Extended Deadline

Jan 18, 2023

$110

Feb 22, 2023

$70

Jan 18, 2023

$80

Jan 18, 2023

$80

Jan 18, 2023

$80

Feb 22, 2023

$40

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

FEATURE FILMS

A platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment, Tribeca supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through film premieres, post-screening performances, panels, and live experiences. Feature films invited to participate in the 22nd Tribeca Festival will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by Festival programmers, in their sole discretion.

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS
Feature-length (40 minutes or longer) narrative and documentary films that have not screened publicly in the New York region prior to the 2023 Tribeca Festival. Submitted films cannot have had ANY public screening, broadcast, distribution, or exhibition before January 1, 2022.

SHORT FILMS

A platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment, Tribeca supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through film premieres, post-screening performances, panels, and live experiences. Short films invited to participate in the 2023 Tribeca Festival will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by Festival programmers, in their sole discretion.

 

If you are submitting a student film, please submit via the Tribeca Extranet form to get the discounted submissions fee ($30 USD). You will need a copy of your student ID to qualify.

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS
Short-length (under 40 minutes) narrative, documentary, animated, experimental films, and music videos that have not screened publicly in the New York region prior to the 2023 Tribeca Festival. Submitted films cannot have had ANY public screening, broadcast, distribution, or exhibition before January 1, 2022.

TRIBECA IMMERSIVE

Tribeca exhibits immersive (XR) projects throughout the festival to showcase new forms and uses of emerging media, highlighting innovation in storytelling across a variety of platforms. These may range from virtual, mixed and augmented reality projects, 360 films, 3D films, interactive digital or multi platform projects, immersive multimedia installations, immersive audio, augmented live performances, virtual worlds. Submissions will be considered for the Tribeca Immersive Exhibition. World Premiere && International Premiere selections will also be considered for inclusion in the Main Competition and New Voices Competition. Some selections from the program may also be included in our online initiative for a global audience, pending approval by the creative team.

 

Project creators will also be considered for the Tribeca Creators Market, a first-of-its-kind, daylong, private industry market that brings together leading online and immersive storytellers to pitch new projects to a wide range of industry members, including distributors, agencies, brands, and more.

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS
Works may include but are not limited to virtual, mixed and augmented reality projects, 360 films, 3D films, interactive digital or multi platform projects, immersive multimedia installations, immersive audio, augmented live performances, virtual worlds, but in any event, projects must have some sort of interactive digital element. Linear or 2D films and traditional live performances will not be accepted.

TRIBECA GAMES

Tribeca will feature video game projects throughout 2023 Tribeca Festival to highlight this important medium as a form of storytelling, art, and innovation. Story is defined in the broadest sense including narrative, world building, and/or artistic excellence. Cross-medium projects and unique use of technology that challenge our current understanding of games is embraced. Submissions will be considered for the Tribeca Games section and, if selected, will be considered Official Selections, and will be featured during the 22nd edition of the Tribeca Festival.

 

Project creators will also be considered for the Tribeca Creators Market, a first-of-its-kind, daylong, private industry market that brings together leading online and immersive storytellers to pitch new projects to a wide range of industry members, including distributors, agencies, brands, and more.

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS
Eligible projects include but are not limited to all U.S. and internationally produced games that have not launched prior to the 2023 festival and are created for PC, web, console, virtual reality, augmented reality, and mobile games. Tabletop games are not accepted at this time.

TRIBECA NOW

Tribeca NOW is a platform that discovers, highlights, and celebrates independent episodic work, including short and long form pilots/series, of both narrative and documentary genres.

 

In addition to being considered for Official Selection of the 2023 Tribeca Festival, filmmakers submitting to Tribeca NOW will also be considered for the Tribeca Creators Market, a first-of-its-kind, daylong, private industry market held during TF that brings together leading episodic, immersive, and other emerging storytellers to pitch new projects to and network with a wide range of industry, including distributors, networks, brands, and more. Interested participants must have prepared pitch materials (i.e. scripts, look books, etc.) in advance of the event for Market staff to review. All filmmakers chosen as Official Selections of the Tribeca NOW section will receive an automatic invitation to the Tribeca Creators Market.

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS
Eligible projects include episodic projects created for broadcast television and/or streaming, and web series. Submitted projects must show the potential for serial growth; standalone short films will not be considered.

Submitted films cannot have had ANY public screening, broadcast, distribution, or exhibition before January 1, 2022.

TRIBECA PODCASTS

Recognizing the importance of audio storytelling, the Festival will curate an Official Selection of podcasts and audio stories, with an emphasis on discovering, highlighting, and celebrating independent work. Selected projects for the 2023 Tribeca Festival will be showcased on the Festival’s website and/or in-person listening stations for the duration of the Festival. Selected projects will be reviewed by a jury of leaders and professionals in the entertainment and audio industry and be eligible for an official festival award.

 

Project creators will also be considered for the Tribeca Creators Market, a first-of-its-kind, daylong, private industry market that brings together leading online and immersive storytellers to pitch new projects to a wide range of industry members, including distributors, agencies, brands, and more.

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS
Eligible projects include English-language, fiction and narrative nonfiction* podcasts and audio stories. Submitted projects must be 10-90 minutes in length, they can be episodic (including serialized) or stand-alone pieces (as further described below), and must not have been made publicly available.

*Story-driven nonfiction projects, as opposed to interview or talk shows. These projects will use editing to incorporate interviews and/or other sounds and music. Examples: This American Life, Radiolab, Serial.

    Episodic Projects:

    • These projects were designed to be released as one episode in a larger series or podcast
    • Only one (1) episode per series may be submitted
    • See eligibility requirements above

    Serialized Projects:

    • These are episodic projects where the story arc spans multiple episodes (Examples: Serial, Homecoming)
    • Only one (1) episode per series may be submitted
    • The first episode of the story must be submitted
    • This will either be the first episode of the series or the first episode of a season

    Stand-Alone Projects:

    • Audio stories that are not part of a series, not an episode of a podcast
    • See eligibility requirements above

Questions regarding submissions may be directed to entries@tribecafilm.com