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Tribeca Film Festival

Posted on July 21, 2010 | Festivals5 Comments



Tribeca film festivalPost the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, people ignored the Tribeca neighborhood in Manhattan as they stopped visiting the center of the town. This loss of vitality made famed actor Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff and Jane Rosenthal create the Tribeca Film Festival.

The film festival was a united response of the celebration of movies and entertainment, to condemn the terrorist New York tribeca film festivalattacks. The main motive of the festival was to bring the common public and the international film society together to instill in them the power of movies and redefine the whole experience.

This festival was pioneered to celebrate New York City as the numero uno destination for the film making community. And the funds generated are used to help in the long standing recreation and development of lower Manhattan. The film carnival has already garnered praises and become the most prominent gathering for movie lovers in the world.

The theme of movies offered is of wide variation focusing on independent movies and directors. The selection includes documentaries, short films,Film festival tribeca narrative feature films, and a collection of family themed movies. In the year 2006 and 2007 more than two hundred and fifty films and a thousand plus theatre screenings have been shown.

Famous and prized personalities from the film business are involved in panel group discussions at the festival. A music lounge offers new and upcoming artists allowing them to show their talent before an international crowd. The winners of the film competition section are honored with an original art work from renowned as well as emerging artists.

This is the Artists Awards component of the festival which is gathering praise and is keenly contested. Creative master artists associated with festival are Julian Schnabel, Chuck Close, and Alex Katz. Overall this film festival has emerged triumphant and a potential platform for the directors of the world.

A brief history:

The festival was a critical and a thumping success because of the 150,000 people who enjoyed the film experience and generated more than dollar ten million in revenues. The festival itself was planned and created in 12days time with the help of a thousand and three hundred exuberant volunteers.

Tribeca film festival historyThe festival included restored classics segment, Martin Scorsese curated best of New York films, Family movie all day event, and premieres of Spider Man -3, The League of Extraordinary gentlemen amongst others.

In 2003, the festival showed to 300,000 people. This time around it showcased short films, documentaries, independent feature films from around the globe. Comedy and music concerts, panel discussions, studio premieres, children’s movie screenings, interactive games and outdoor drive in movie screenings alongside the river Hudson.

In 2006 to celebrate independent cinema and expand its reach to a wide array of audience, the festival extended its reach in New York City and Internationally.

The Tribeca film festival still manages to flourish with leaps and bounds, as it captivates the audience with the magical, enchanting and soulful world of cinema.

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  • Columbia '80 says:

    The film which won the Student Visionary Award 2010 – “some boys don’t leave” was directed by Maggie Kiley, who happens to be one of my sister’s besties!

    We were invited to the Tribeca Film Festival this year and had a ball here!ONE-OF-A-KIND experience ! Completely unforgettable!

  • June says:

    Hey Columbia ’80,

    Nice to know you had a great time here!

    I had been here last year and I think – Ciarán Hinds in The Eclipse as Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film 2009 was truely well deserved!

    So was Zoe Kazan in The Exploding Girl as Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film 2009!

  • Sandra says:

    Hey June, I too was there at Tribece last year and had an awesome experience!

    I loved Here and There, directed by Darko Lungulov which was voted as the Best New York Narrative for 2009.

    I also really admire Marshall Curry, the director of Racing Dreams which won the award for the best Documentary Feature Film in 2009!

  • Samantha says:

    I still remember ‘My Marlon and Brando’ an awesome Narrative Film directed by the very talented Huseyin Karabey in 2008!

    What an experience it was here!

    I was amazed at the diversity of subjects the films had to offer..

    I had a great experience here and will keep visiting as I have a penchant for out-of-the-box films!

    Cheers! :-)

  • Unique Post I had ever red. I was amazed with this post having good content. I have seen ‘My Marlon and Brando’ is great Narrative Film directed by Huseyin Karabey in 2008! Thanks for great post.

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