Tribeca Film Festival announces call for submissions for 2015!

Tribeca Marquee (Image Credit: Tribeca Film Festival)
Tribeca Marquee (Image Credit: Tribeca Film Festival)

Calling all Filmmakers!

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, has just announced a call for submissions for the 2015 festival taking place April 15-26 in New York City.

If you’ve caught the directing bug, have a script you’ve been itching to shoot, or want to kickstart an exciting (possibly short) career as a stunt double, the Tribeca Film Festival should be first on your radar when it comes time to present your masterpiece.

Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 following the devastation of 9/11, the Tribeca Film Festival was a much-needed beacon of hope. Now in its fourteenth year, the festival continues to spur economic revitalization in the lower Manhattan distract while bringing the community and industry professionals together in a celebration of film, music and culture. Economic and cultural benefits aside, the Tribeca Film Festival also boasts an impressive platform for its filmmakers to reach the broadest possible audience across the country and internationally. More than 20 acquisitions came out of the 2014 festival including Life Partners picked up by Magnolia, Match acquired by IFC Films and Extraterrestrial picked up by IFC Midnight.

Not sure if your film is ready to make a debut at Tribeca? Then Ron Howard has a message for you! Along with a call for submissions, a video message from the legendary director has been released to encourage prospective entries and provide a few filmmaking tips. The video is a playful reminder that if you’re having fun making your film, you’re doing something right. So go ahead, call your crew, grab your Super-8, try not to get sidetracked with any extraterrestrials, and get filming!

Deadlines to submit U.S. and International films for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:

  • September 15, 2014: SUBMISSIONS OPEN for features, shorts, transmedia projects
  • October 17, 2014: EARLY DEADLINE for feature and short films
  • November 26, 2014:  OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE for features, shorts, transmedia projects
  • December 24, 2014: LATE ENTRY DEADLINE for feature length world-premiere films only
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Kelsey Cortez graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a degree in Communication Studies. While earning her Bachelors, she won First Place in the 2009 Undergraduate Student Film Festival. Her short film, Life Unmentioned also received the AAUW award that same year.

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