Tribeca announces Spotlight and Cinemania sections

Slate includes 16 world premieres

by Amber Wilkinson

The Tribeca Film Festival today announced its Spotlight and Cinemania section line-ups, as well as special screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival line-up. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1. The programme announcements feature 16 world premieres.

Director of programming David Kwok said: “Now that the majority of the program has been announced I believe you will see the rich variety and quality of the films and talent that we are presenting at Tribeca this year.

“The program is about both discovery and showcasing a broad range of filmmaking to our eclectic and diverse audiences who are passionate about film.”

Senior programma Genna Terranova added: “This year’s Spotlight is a mixture of carefully selected festival favorites from around the globe, highly anticipated releases, a number of new works by high profile filmmakers and films with subjects of special note.

“And in Cinemania we really kick it up a notch with boundary-pushing genre films packed with action, sexy thrills, and an extra helping of blood and guts for good measure."

The fifth annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, which takes place during TFF, will feature the world premiere of Oscar®-winning director Alex Gibney’s Catching Hell as its centerpiece gala. The film explores the relationship between Chicago Cubs fans and Steve Bartman following his infamous near-catch of a foul ball in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series.

Read the full line-up of films by strand here. We'll be bringing you full coverage during the festival

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