Tribeca’s Juneteenth Programming will celebrate the richness of Black stories and storytellers from the African Diaspora across feature and short films, Tribeca Talks, Immersive, podcasts, music and other special events during the Festival.
As part of our incredible lineup, Lena Waithe and her company Hillman Grad Productions teamed up with Indeed, our Juneteenth Programming partner, to create Rising Voices. This diverse filmmaker program will debut 10 short films from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) creators. We are also introducing the “Black Filmmaker Foundation Panel: Is the Past Really Past?”, which will feature a discussion with notable writers, directors and actors.
For the first time ever, Tribeca will present The Harry Belafonte Voices For Social Justice Award named for the famed actor, activist and civil rights leader. This award recognizes outstanding individuals who have used storytelling and the arts to enact change in their communities and we’re proud to announce Stacey Abrams as the inaugural recipient. She is being honored for her exceptional leadership, service and commitment to fighting against social and political injustices.
The Juneteenth Programming will culminate on Juneteenth (Saturday, June 19th). We are excited for you to enjoy our carefully curated selections below.
Ceremony to present the inaugural Harry Belafonte Voices For Social Justice Award, recognizing creators at the intersection of art and activism
Recipient: Stacey Abrams is a New York Times bestselling author, an entrepreneur, and political leader. A tax attorney by training, she served eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, and became the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, where she won more votes, at the time, than any other Democrat in the state’s history. She is the founder of Fair Fight, Fair Count, and the Southern Economic Advancement Project. Her first legal thriller, While Justice Sleeps, was published on May 11, 2021. Tribeca is honored to host Stacey Abrams for a candid glimpse into this political icons vision for America. Tickets
In partnership with Emmy® Award-winning writer, creator and actor Lena Waithe and her company Hillman Grad Productions, Indeed presents Rising Voices was created to uncover, invest in and share stories created by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) filmmakers across the US around the meaning of work and the idea that jobs have the power to change us all. Indeed, Ventureland, 271 Films and PRETTYBIRD filmmakers and program mentors Calmatic, Paul Hunter and Melina Matsoukas selected the 10 winning screenplays and supported the filmmakers throughout the program and productions.
Indeed presents Rising Voices will debut 10 shorts from 10 Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) filmmaker teams. Participating filmmakers include: Johnson Cheng, David Fortune, Stacy Pascal Gaspard, Deondray & Quincy LeNear Gossfield, Kantú Lentz, Boma Iluma, Gabriela Ortega, Dre Ryan, Elisee Junior St. Preux, Shelly Yo.
Procter & Gamble in partnership with Tribeca Studios will premiere 8 original films as part of Widen The Screen, an expansive content creation, talent development, and partnership platform that celebrates creativity and enables Black Creators to share the full richness of the Black experience.
Back for its third year, Queen Collective will debut four documentaries, supported by Procter & Gamble and created by four diverse young women, aimed at accelerating gender and racial equality behind the camera.
After the Screening: actor, producer Queen Latifah will be joined by the year-three Queen Collective filmmakers.
A collective of Black creative executives, collaborated with Tribeca Studios and Procter & Gamble to produce four short films influenced by the length of time it took for George Floyd’s life to change the world, reclaiming the story to build a legacy of hope.
After the Screening: A conversation with the 8:46 Filmmakers and special guests.
Enjoy these shorts celebrating Juneteenth.
Outdoor in-person Immersive installations at various locations throughout NYC; these experiences are free and open to everyone throughout the Festival. Those available virtually can be accessed via the Tribeca Festival website.
VR experiences are accessible through the Museum of Other Realities to those who have an Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality users. Oculus Quest users can access the MOR using Oculus Link or the Virtual Desktop application that connects a wireless headset with a VR-ready PC. Tickets go on sale May 24.