Baby Mama opened the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival Baby Mama opened the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival

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.

Winners included Let The Right One In, Somers Town and Pray The Devil Back To Hell.

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Let The Right One In
Let The Right One In
A touching story of first romance... with a side-serving of horror.
Battle For Terra
Battle For Terra
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.
Once Upon A Time In The West
Once Upon A Time In The West
Restored version of Leone's epic western.
Pray The Devil Back To Hell
Pray The Devil Back To Hell
The story of the Liberian women who came together to bring peace to their country.
Dying Breed
Dying Breed
Four friends find out something - or someone - murderous lurks in the rain-slogged Australian bush.
Worlds Apart
Worlds Apart
The world of a dutiful daughter and Jehovah's Witness unravels when she falls for a non-believer.
Bart Got A Room
Bart Got A Room
It's tick-tock, tick-tock for Danny as the prom approaches, and he still doesn't have a date...
57,000 Kilometres Between Us
57,000 Kilometres Between Us
A teenager struggles for connections - both real and virtual - as her step-father presents an airbrushed version of their lives online.
Quiet Chaos
Quiet Chaos
A bereaved husband decides to spend each day waiting for his daughter outside her school, discovering a new world in the process.
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Tribeca Film Festival Features

Boxing clever
Luis Piedrahita reveals the secrets of Fermat's Room.
Making Manero
Exclusive interview with Pablo Larraín about his dark and gritty drama centring on a John Travolta-obssessed Chilean.
Bart got a release date
Ten years after he conceived it, Brian Hecker's Bart Got A Room is finally coming out in the US - we talk to him about the film's journey.
Ghraib injustice
Errol Morris reveals the outrage that caused him to make Standard Operating Procedure.
Mohamed Al-Daradji on shooting after the war
The director of Ahlaam and accompanying documentary War, Love, God & Madness talks about the experience of directing a film in modern-day Iraq.
Tribeca 2008: Day 10 and 11
Festival wrap up and some films to look out for.
Tribeca 2008: Day Eight and Nine
A visit to Van Peebles' place turns into an unexpected adventure.
Tribeca 2008: Day Seven
Family films that are Worlds Apart, Lou Reed's Berlin and being the guest of Cindy Sherman filmmakers.
Tribeca 2008: Day Five and Six
Elite Squad doesn't live up to the hype, but Bart Got A Room surprises out of the blue.
Tribeca 2008: Day Three and Four
Highlights include impassioned round table discussions and Spanish thriller Fermat's Room.
Tribeca 2008: Day One and Two
A strong set of documentary features open our Tribeca coverage.
In the Somers Town
Shane Meadows discusses his latest, low-budget independent British feature.

Tribeca Film Festival News

Whatever Works for Tribeca
Woody Allen's latest to get world premiere at New York festival.
Gilmore quits Sundance for Tribeca
Festival Director leaves Institute after 19 years.
Tribeca Film Institue announces first Sloan Filmmaker Fund recipients
Five projects benefit to the tune of $110,000.
And the winners are...
Tribeca jury awards Swede dreams.
Tribeca Opening Press Conference
Improved tax breaks for New York filmmakers, and Tribeca celebrates cinema's social melting pot.
David Mamet's Redbelt to premiere at Tribeca
'American samurai film' to be gala screening in Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival segment.
Tribeca announce third selection of feature films
Spotlight, Showcase, Restored/Rediscovered selection, plus five special events.
Tribeca announce Discovery and Midnight sections
Second batch of programming released by New York Festival.
Tribeca programme announcement
World Narrative/Documentary Competition and Encounters sections announced.
Baby Mama to open Tribeca
Comedy by first-time filmmaker gets festival world premiere.

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