Tribeca Festival 2013

Works selected for the 2013 TFF shorts slate are eligible to compete for combined cash and value-in-kind prizes totaling more than $10,000 for Best Narrative Short and Best Documentary Short and the Student Visionary Award. The recipients of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short award and Best Documentary Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

The 2013 shorts program will be presented in eight thematic programs - five narrative categories, two documentary categories and one experimental category - these are listed below, along with the festival description. Which programme a short falls into is listed in italics:

  • Character Witness - These documentaries present first-person perspectives that ponder events affecting life, death and in-between.
  • Deadbolt - Robots and vampires and werewolves, oh my, roam these short films as we call for a lockdown with our late-night genre programme.
  • The End Is Near - The Mayans were wrong. We’re still here, but endings both apocalyptic and personal confront the characters in these short films.
  • History Lessons - The past is brought into the present through these personal and social documentaries offering a wide range of insights on shaping our world.
  • Let There Be Light: The Cycles Of Life - This selection of experimental short films showcases the profound artistic influence of light.
  • Skin Deep - We expose our more sensitive side to delve into issues of self-image and self-discovery.
  • Unlimited Ride - This year our New York shorts program takes you on a journey through Manhattan and into the boroughs to meet some unique individuals trying to survive in the city we call home.
  • Worst Day Ever - If you are having a bad day, we are betting that these short films will make you feel a wee bit better about things.

View other Tribeca Festival Films by strand: Midnight, Special Screenings, Spotlight, Storyscapes, Viewpoints, World Documentary Feature Competition, World Narrative Competition


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