Those of you who still buy calendars can mark them now: The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival is set for April 19-30 in New York City. The 2017 edition also will have a new Director of Programming: Cara Cusumano, who has worked on the festival since 2008, has been promoted to oversee the feature film and TV programming.
The fest also said today that it will expand its areas of submissions from features, short films and experiential storytelling (Storyscapes) program, to include submissions across all of its programming areas. Creators can submit work to debut at Tribeca’s Virtual Arcade (virtual reality, 360 films and augmented reality), the television section (episodic storytelling, anticipated premieres and independent pilots) and N.O.W. program (new online work, stories created specifically for the online space).
“Tribeca is a forward-thinking storytelling festival, and we have been supporting work that goes beyond the big screen for many years,” said Festival Director Genna Terranova. “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.”
The 2017 edition also will continue its Tribeca X award, launched last year, looking for the best creative collaborations at the intersection of entertainment and brands.
Here are the key dates for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival
September 6: Submissions open
October 19: Early deadline for feature and short films, TV and episodic storytelling, and new online work
November 23: Official Entry Deadline A for feature films, TV and episodic storytelling, and new online work
December 2: Official Entry Deadline B for short films and all experiential storytelling
December 14: Late entry deadline for feature length world-premiere films only and TV and episodic work
January 13: Early deadline for Tribeca X award
February 15: Official deadline for Tribeca X award
April 19-30: 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival