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Click to learn more about our Spring Pass and Spring Day Pass, new for TFF 2015!

The backbone of every Tribeca Film Festival is our community. To say “thank you” and usher in a new era of collaboration and togetherness, we are making Spring Studios our ultimate Festival destination and creative hub.  

This year we invite you into the heart of the action, giving you and a friend access and discounts to the best that the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival has to offer in film, art, music, tech, and performance, all under one roof.

In addition to being home to several exciting Tribeca Talks® discussions and other great events, Spring Studios is where innovation and discovery will come together for the 2015 Festival. Attendees will be able to delve into various multimedia installations, experience Virtual Realities and mingle with other interactive fans in this creative space.

Through our special Spring Pass and Spring Day Pass (limited from 9AM-5PM on that particular day), our goal is to make our stellar events and exhibitions—both film and interactive—easily accessible to movie lovers, New Yorkers and the generally curious. Passholders can relax in the lounges or mingle directly with fellow Festivalgoers, artists, filmmakers, and innovators. 

Best of all? Spring Passes and Spring Day Passes are still available for purchase (with special discount pricing for students). If you didn’t have enough incentive already, we’ve chosen a handful of Spring Studios events that you simply can’t miss.

Inside Amy Schumer
Season 3 Sneak Peek

Date: Sunday, April 19
Time: 4:30PM

Both Spring Pass and Spring Pass Day Holders for Sunday, April 19, will have ticketless access to a special sneak peek of the premiere of the third season of Inside Amy Schumer. Anchored by Schumer’s naughty and whip-smart insights, this Emmy-nominated Comedy Central sketch-series explores topics like sex, relationships, and the general messiness that is life. Creator/Executive Producer Amy Schumer will be in attendance for what promises to be a lively Q&A.  She will be joined by select members of her creative team including Executive Producer Dan Powell and Head Writer Jessi Klein.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Directed by Brett Morgen

Date: Sunday, April 19
Time: 7:00PM

Movie lovers will have the opportunity to attend the New York premiere of the first fully authorized HBO documentary about music icon Kurt Cobain 20 years after his death (note: you must have a screening ticket to attend this event). Mining the late artist’s home movies, original recordings, personal artwork and journals, the film provides a raw and intensely intimate look at Cobain’s life and career with Nirvana. After the screening, director Brett Morgen and Courtney Love will discuss the film and Cobain’s life with moderator Neil Strauss from Rolling Stone.


Presented in collaboration with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin, our beloved Storyscapes installation will be open at Spring Studios from April 15 through April 19. At the cutting edge of technology, innovation and storytelling, Storyscapes features five immersive, genre-bending installations that incorporate virtual reality, apps and documentary elements. Two projects of interest? Door Into The Dark, an immersive labyrinth that will take up over 6,000 square feet of space in Spring Studios to mimic the visceral physical experience of being lost, and Enemy, which allows visitors to use Occulus Rift technology to experience the conflict between an Israeli and a Palestinian soldier.

Best of all? Specialty BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktails will be served! While Storyscapes is free and open to the public (only21+), you need to reserve your complimentary visit at

Artist Awards Gallery Exhibition
Sponsored by Chanel

Starting April 16 through the 25, New Yorkers and Festivalgoers will be able to walk through our TFF 2015 Artist Awards Gallery at Spring Studios where original works from world renowned artists will be on display prior to being presented to Tribeca Film Festival’s award winners. How cool is that? For this year, we’ve assembled an eclectic and brilliant group of artists, including Daniel Arsham, Prune Nourry (work pictured above) and Piers Secunda, whose cutting-edge works reflect the innovation that Tribeca cultivates.

Tribeca Talks: Imagination, Powered By The Hatchery

On Saturday, April 25 from 9:00AM to 6:00PM, Spring Studios will play host as innovative creators from a variety of different fields come together for an all-day summit on what happens when our wildest dreams become reality, thanks to new technologies and a little bit of know how. Speakers and tech leaders in attendance include Astro Teller, AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong, and NASA scientist Ashwin Vasavada. Join these tech thought leaders as they reveal what is just beyond the horizon.

Other events Tribeca Talks: Imagination events at Spring Studios include a special one-night-only screening of Harold Lloyd’s silent film classic Speedy with an all-new soundtrack from DJ Z-Trip which he will perform live on Saturday, April 25 at 7:00PM. Additionally, visitors can experience life as a marine biologist, a quarterback and a plethora of other exciting professions in Jeremy Bailensen’s Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab on Sunday, April 26.

With our new Festival space at Spring Studios, the Tribeca Film Festival is well on its way to becoming the most interactive film festival in the country. With our Spring Pass and Spring Day Pass, attendees will be able to enjoy the many interactive and collaborative activities and events hosted by this creative hub with their invited guests. Click here for more information on how to purchase your passes.