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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 Audio Storytelling 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 AUDIO STORYTELLING OPENS OCTOBER 26.

  Features Shorts Tribeca NOW Tribeca Immersive Tribeca Games Audio Storytelling
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

 

  Tribeca X Award
Submissions Open

January 30, 2023

Official Deadline

March 31, 2023

$525

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 AUDIO STORYTELLING

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. Projects selected for the 2023 Tribeca Festival will be reviewed by a diverse jury of storytellers. Each selection will receive Tribeca laurels and be eligible to win a Tribeca Festival Award for Audio Storytelling. Independent creators of official selections will have the opportunity to be part of a live event showcasing a sample of their work for our Tribeca audiences.

 

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

 

Budgets and resources in the audio industry vary widely, and this year Tribeca will offer more Adopportunities for both established and independent creators by way of four separate categories: 1) Independent Fiction 2) Independent Nonfiction, 3) Fiction, and 4) Nonfiction.

 

In your submission form you will apply to one of these four categories. You will also be asked to provide a rough estimate of the production budget of the specific material submitted. We will contact you if we feel you are not in the appropriate category. We will take many factors into consideration on a case by case basis when determining that decision including but not limited to: genre, length, budget, production resources, and the level of marketing and distribution power behind your project. There will be a place for all projects!

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Independent Creator Competition:
In the past, projects from independent creators (1 & 2) cannot have been made publicly available prior to the start of the Festival. This year, independent projects can be made publicly available anytime between May 10th and July 30th. Works-in-progress are eligible for submission. Projects must still be submitted by the Extended Deadline.

 

There is no limit to the number that any one creator or creative team can submit. If you have questions about submission fees please contact us at audiopremeires@tribecafilm.com. For information on year-round Tribeca opportunities, follow us @TribecaAudio.

 

Each category will accept the following:

  • The first episode of any narrative-driven podcast (6 minutes - 60 minutes in length)
  • One stand-alone audio piece (6 minutes - 75 minutes in length)
  • The first chapter of an audiobook (6 minutes - 30 minutes in length)

Other Requirements:

  • English-language only
  • Only one (1) episode per series may be submitted
  • The first episode of the story must be submitted
  • You may submit the first episode of a new season of a podcast
    • However, judging will be based solely on the material submitted

 

Established Creators Competition
Projects from established creators (3 & 4) cannot have been made publicly available prior to the Tribeca Festival. Official Selections are not necessarily guaranteed a live event at the Tribeca Festival. (Live event information below). Projects must still be submitted by the Extended Deadline. There is no limit to the number that any one creator or creative team can submit.

 

Each category will accept the following:

  • The first episode of any narrative-driven podcast (6 minutes - 60 minutes in length)
  • One stand-alone audio piece (6 minutes - 75 minutes in length)
  • The first chapter of an audiobook (6 minutes - 30 minutes in length)

Other Requirements:

  • English-language only
  • Only 1 episode per series may be submitted
  • You may submit the first episode of a new season of a podcast
    • However, judging will be based solely on the material submitted

 

Live Tribeca Audio Events
The Tribeca Festival’s live events foster community in the audio space and honor contributions to the world of audio storytelling. Apart from our Emerging Audio Artists Panel which celebrates independent Official Selection creators, the Tribeca Festival’s live events are by invitation only.

For further inquiries, contact audiopremieres@tribecafilm.com and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.

TRIBECA X AWARD

The Tribeca X Award is a juried award for storytelling supported by a brand recognizing the intersection of advertising and entertainment. The Tribeca X Award is open to all work funded with support of a brand in collaboration with artists or filmmakers. The finalists will be recognized by the Festival, and a jury will award the winning selection at TF22. Eligible projects include scripted and documentary work for film, TV, digital, episodic, social, and VR/AR, in both feature or short length. Submitted projects must have a storytelling element.

 

The project must have been made with the support of a brand in collaboration with artists or filmmakers.

 

Submitted projects do not need to maintain an NY Regional premiere, but they must not have had ANY public screening, broadcast, distribution, or exhibition before January 1, 2022.

 

You may submit up to three (3) links to projects that fall under the same brand campaign within the same submission. However, you may not submit links to multiple campaigns in the same submission. Each project must be individually submitted and accompanied by its own completed online entry form; please do not send links to multiple projects in your online entry form, as any or all of them may be disqualified.

 

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