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The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff after the attacks on the World Trade Center "to help economically and culturally revitalise Lower Manhattan through an annual celebration of film, music, and culture."
Now in its seventh year, it has expanded to include additional venues across Manhattan. It has reduced its slate this year, to show 122 films from 31 countries.
View Films by Strand:
- Restored and Rediscovered
- Special Events
- World Documentary Feature Competitions
- World Narrative Feature Competition
View previous years coverage of the Tribeca Film Festival festival:
Tribeca Latest Reviews
A touching story of first romance... with a side-serving of horror.
An alien girl on an idyllic planet must save her homeland from human invaders.
In the early days of World War Two, thousands of captured Polish officers are handed over to the Soviet authorities – and vanish.
Restored version of Leone's epic western.
The story of the Liberian women who came together to bring peace to their country.
Four friends find out something - or someone - murderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush.
The world of a dutiful daughter and Jehovah's Witness unravels when she falls for a non-believer.
It's tick-tock, tick-tock for Danny as the prom approaches, and he still doesn't have a date...
A teenager struggles for connections - both real and virtual - as her step-father presents an airbrushed version of their lives online.
A bereaved husband decides to spend each day waiting for his daughter outside her school, discovering a new world in the process.
Tribeca Film Festival Features
Tribeca Film Festival News
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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