If you’re ready to submit your work to major film festivals, you won’t find a more high-profile showcase than the Tribeca Film Festival. Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, it’s grown to become a major force in the film industry, showcasing hundreds of films from around the world—short films and feature length films, fiction and documentaries.Last year’s festival hosted nearly 400 screenings of 89 features and 60 short films from 37 countries. Nearly 400,000 people participated in festival events and more than 800 industry delegates from around the world were in attendance to see films such as Dave Carroll’s ode to the Coney Island sideshow, Bending Steel; Sean Dunne’s Oxyana, which earned the Best New Documentary Director award; Rob Meyer’s A Birder’s Guide to Everything, starring Ben Kingsley and James LeGros; and Zachary Heinzerling’s fantastic Cutie and the Boxer.
The 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 16-27, 2014.
Deadline for submissions is November 29, 2013. You’ll find all the details on the festival website. Pay close attention to the eligibility requirements, especially if your film was made before January 1, 2013, or it has been entered in a festival or competition in the New York area.
Is the competition fierce? We can’t lie. It is. Submissions have increased from 1,300 in the festival’s first year to more than 6,000 last year.
Is it worth the effort to submit? You know the answer to that. The chance to have your work seen and reviewed by New York audiences and industry professionals is incredibly valuable. It could make your career as a director, actor or producer.
Are you ready? It’s okay if your answer right now is “no.” Take a look at the festival guidelines anyway. Familiarize yourself with them. Visit IndieFilmFunding.com and sign up today for your chance to make your film a reality. Prepare yourself to become the next film festival success story.