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2016 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Key Dates and Call For Submissions

The sixteenth edition of the New York City festival will arrive in April.

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The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, has today announced that its sixteenth edition will be held April 19 – April 30, 2017 in New York City. Submissions will open on September 6.

For its latest edition, the festival will expand its areas of submissions from feature films, short films and its experiential storytelling (billed as Storyscapes) program, to now include submissions across all of the programming areas of the festival. Creators can submit work to debut at the festival’s Virtual Arcade (which includes virtual reality, 360 films and augmented reality offerings), their successful television section (made up of episodic storytelling, anticipated premieres and independent pilots) and their N.O.W. program (“new online work,” a home for stories created specifically for the online space).

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“Tribeca is a forward thinking storytelling festival and we have been supporting work that goes beyond the big screen for many years. As the technology and tools proliferate in the creative community and new distribution models emerge we feel it is the right time to expand and support artists on these growing platforms in a broader way,” said Festival Director Genna Terranova of the news.

Tribeca has also announced the promotion of Cara Cusumano to Director of Programming. Cusumano began working at Tribeca in 2008. In her new role, she will be responsible for spearheading the feature film and TV programming. She will work alongside EVP Paula Weinstein, Terranova, Artistic Director Frederic Boyer and VP of shorts Sharon Badal, along with the rest of the  programming team: Liza Domnitz (features and online work), Loren Hammonds (virtual reality and features), Ian Hollander (features), Ben Thompson (shorts), Tribeca Film Institute’s Ingrid Kopp (Storyscapes) and Opeyemi Olukemi (interactive).

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Deadlines to submit U.S. and International films for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:

  • September 6, 2016SUBMISSIONS OPEN.
  • October 19, 2016EARLY DEADLINE for feature and short films, TV and episodic storytelling, and new online work.
  • November 23, 2016OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE A for feature films, TV and episodic storytelling, and new online work.
  • December 2, 2016OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE B for short films and all experiential storytelling.
  • December 14, 2016LATE ENTRY DEADLINE for feature length world-premiere films only and TV and episodic work.
  • January 13, 2017EARLY DEADLINE for Tribeca X award.
  • February 15, 2017OFFICIAL DEADLINE for Tribeca X award.

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