TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: FEATURES

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 panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performance. Feature films invited to participate in the TFF17 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 with at minimum a New York premiere status prior to TFF17. Submitted films cannot have had ANY public screening, broadcast, distribution or exhibition before January 1, 2016. Click here for the complete rules and regulations.

DATES & FEES

  • September 6, 2016 (10am ET) – Submissions open
  • October 19, 2016 (6pm ET) – Early Deadline ($55 per film)
  • November 23, 2016 (6pm ET) – Official Deadline ($75 per film)
  • December 14, 2016 (6pm ET) – Late Entry deadline available only to those Features (narrative and documentary) completed after the Official Entry deadline and which have not been screened publicly or otherwise distributed anywhere at the time of submission ($110 per film) All feature submissions must be received by this deadline.
  • April 19 – 30, 2017 – 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in NYC (the “TFF17”)

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: SHORTS

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 panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performance. Short films invited to participate in the TFF17 will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by Festival programmers, in their sole discretion.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Short-length (under 40 minute) narrative, documentary, animated and experimental films with at minimum a New York premiere status prior to TFF17. Submitted films cannot have had ANY public screening, broadcast, distribution or exhibition before January 1, 2016. Click here for the complete rules and regulations.

DATES & FEES

  • September 6, 2016 (10am ET) – Submissions open
  • October 19, 2016 (6pm ET) – Early Deadline ($40 per film)
  • December 2, 2016 (6pm ET) – Official Deadline. ($60 per film) All shorts must be received by this deadline
  • April 19 – 30, 2017 – 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in NYC (the “TFF17”)

TRIBECA: TV

Our TV programming features a combination of world premieres and special events, including season sneak peeks and finales, and dynamic conversations with some of the most prolific and creative directors, producers, writers and actors in television. Selected works will be presented to the public at the 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival (the “TFF17”).

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Episodic content including projects created for broadcast television and/or online, including pilots and episodes of existing series. All submitted episodes must be 22 minutes or longer in length. Submitted pilots must show the potential for serial growth. Submissions of episodes of an existing series is limited to new, unaired episodes only. All submitted episodes must maintain a World premiere status at the time of the 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival (the "TFF17"). Click here for the complete rules and regulations.

DATES & FEES

  • September 6, 2016 (10am ET) – Submissions open
  • October 19, 2016 (6pm ET) – Early Deadline ($40 per submission)
  • November 23, 2016 (6pm ET) – Official Deadline. ($60 per submission)
  • December 14, 2016 (6pm ET) – Late Deadline. ($80 per submission)
  • April 19 – 30, 2017 – 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in NYC (the “TFF17”)

TRIBECA: EXPERIENTIAL WORK

Tribeca exhibits experiential work throughout the festival to showcase new forms and uses of media, highlighting innovation across a variety of platforms. These may range from virtual reality projects to cross-platform films, websites, multi-media installations, games and apps. Submissions will be considered for the Tribeca Storyscapes section; the Virtual Arcade (for mobile and tethered VR projects); and the Interactive Playground (special events). Selected works will be presented to the public at the 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival (the “TFF17”). Click here for the complete rules and regulations.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Works may include but are not limited to virtual reality projects, augmented reality projects, 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. Click here for the complete rules and regulations.

DATES & FEES

  • September 6, 2016 (10am ET) – Submissions open
  • December 2, 2016 (6pm ET) – Official Deadline. ($40 per project) All submissions must be received.
  • April 19 – 30, 2017 – 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in NYC (the “TFF17”)

TRIBECA N.O.W. (NEW ONLINE WORK)

Tribeca N.O.W. is a platform that discovers, highlights, and celebrates New Online Work from storytellers who choose to create and share their work specifically for the online space. Selected projects will be featured on Tribeca's website during the Festival.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Eligible projects include web series; shorts specifically created for the online space; and other episodic content meant for online viewing. Submitted works must have been producer after January 1, 2016. Selected projects must be available for public viewing at the time of the 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival (the “TFF17”). Click here for the complete rules and regulations.

DATES & FEES

  • September 6, 2016 (10am ET) – Submissions open
  • October 19, 2016 (6pm ET) – Early Deadline ($40 per project)
  • November 23, 2016 (6pm ET) – Official Deadline. ($60 per project) All submissions must be received.
  • April 19 – 30, 2017 – 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in NYC (the “TFF17”)

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 produced between January 2016 and March 2017 funded with support of a brand in collaboration with artists or filmmakers. The top projects will be highlighted by the Tribeca Film Festival, and a jury will award the winning selection at the Festival.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

Eligible projects include scripted and documentary work for film, TV, digital, social, and VR/AR, in both feature or short length that were funded with support of a brand in collaboration with artists or filmmakers. Submitted projects must have a storytelling element; projects that are strictly intended as commercial spots will not be considered. Click here for the complete rules and regulations.

DATES & FEES

  • September 6, 2016 (10am ET) – Submissions open
  • January 13, 2017 (6pm ET) – Official Deadline ($400 per project)
  • February 15, 2017 (6pm ET) – Late Deadline. ($500 per project) All submissions must be received.
  • April 19 – 30, 2017 – 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in NYC (the “TFF17”)

Questions regarding submissions may be directed to entries@tribecafilmfestival.org