18th Annual

Tribeca Film Festival

April 24, 2019 to May 05, 2019


Tribeca Immersive


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
September 26, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
October 31, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Late Deadline
November 27, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately March 10, 2019

Information not provided.

Projects completed after January 1, 2018

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

Projects must be a premiere in New York

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Virtual Reality (VR)
  Oculus Rift
  360° Video (Gear VR / Google Cardboard)
  Samsung Gear VR with Controller
  Google Daydream
  Windows Mixed Reality
  Playstation VR

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Storyscapes Award
All selected works that are exhibited as part of the Tribeca Storyscapes program are eligible for the Storyscapes Award. *Award information is from the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, and is subject to change by the Festival in its sole discretion.
Cash Award Value: 10,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Tribeca Immersive
Tribeca exhibits immersive projects throughout the festival to showcase new forms and uses of media, highlighting innovation across a variety of platforms. These may range from virtual reality projects to cross-platform films, 360 films, websites, multi-media installations, games and apps. Submissions will be considered for the Tribeca Storyscapes section, the Virtual Arcade (for mobile and tethered VR projects), and Cinema360 (for mobile VR projects).

Eligible projects include but are not limited to virtual reality projects, 360-degree films, augmented reality projects, web projects, mobile apps, games, multi-media installations and multi-platform works, but in any event, projects must have some sort of interactive element. Linear films will not be accepted.

Since submission of a film constitutes acceptance of these Submission Rules & Regulations (by you and your agents), please review this document carefully. Submitted works must not have screened publicly in the New York region and must not be available online in the US prior to TFF19. Submitted projects cannot have had ANY public screening, broadcast, distribution or exhibition before January 1, 2018.


-Submissions for all open: August 20th, 2018 10am ET
-Early Deadline: September 26th, 6pm ET [$40]
-Official Deadline: October 31st, 6pm ET [$60]
-Late Deadline: November 28th, 6pm ET [$80]
-April 24 – May 5, 2019 – 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in NYC (the “TFF19”)

The Festival requires that all projects be submitted via a password-protected streaming URL link. For Tribeca Immersive and any VR/AR projects, the Festival requires a downloadable link. Please prepare this link in advance of beginning your online project entry form. Links must remain active and accessible through May 5, 2019.

Submission Note: Submissions may be in work-in-progress form; however, projects that are not final cuts must be clearly marked Work in Progress (“WIP”) or Rough Cut with an indication of what will change or what is missing (e.g., temp sound, Avid output, missing animation, etc.) either indicated in the project cut itself or within the copy display in the streaming link. As long as the streaming link remains the same and password does not change you may update the link with newer cuts as they are available up until the last applicable entry deadline noted above. In the unlikely event of a password change or link change you must email the Festival immediately with that change so we may update your record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect the Festival will send an email to the submitter’s address on file to follow up. If a response with the correct information is not received within forty-eight (48) hours, the submission may be deemed ineligible.

Entry Fee Note: Entry fees are in U.S. Dollars, are per film and are non-refundable. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify a submission, without refund of any kind, if eligibility requirements are not met including if eligibility status changes post-submission.

Students: Student SHORT FILMS ONLY may submit at a discounted rate of $20 per submission via Tribeca’s own submission form (www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions) and provide a scanned copy of a current and valid student ID card or a letter from an accredited school verifying the entrant’s enrollment. A PDF or JPG file of this scan must be submitted through Festival's online entry form at the time of submitting the film in order to qualify. Students who submit to the other categories MUST pay the applicable entry fee(s).


To be eligible for consideration:
(1) You must fully comply with these Submission Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, project length, entry material, and other requirements.
(2) Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.
(3) The project MUST maintain at minimum a “New York Regional” premiere status prior to TFF19 (“Premiere”; see criteria in charts, below). (Excluding Tribeca X Award submissions)
• “NY Regional” means the tri-state area including the five boroughs of New York City, the surrounding New York metropolitan area (e.g. Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Columbia counties), southwestern Connecticut (e.g. Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties) and northern New Jersey (e.g. Bergen, Passaic, Middlesex, Monmouth and Hudson counties)
(4) Both prior to and throughout the TFF19 (except as otherwise expressly noted below), the project must meet the following criteria (see applicable chart on page 3)
(5) Online web projects that launch after January 1, 2018 may be selected at the discretion of the Festival.
(6) Any work submitted as a “work-in-progress” must be completed prior to the start of the TFF19.

ANY public screening, broadcast, distribution or exhibition before January 1, 2018 (other than as described in 1 below): INELIGIBLE

Theatrical - Any commercial exhibition in the US (other than as described in 2 or 3 below): INELIGIBLE
Theatrical - Limited commercial exhibition only outside of the US and on/after January 1, 2018: ELIGIBLE

DVD - Any commercial distribution in the US (other than as described in 3 below): INELIGIBLE
DVD - Limited distribution only outside the US and on/after January 1, 2018: ELIGIBLE

TV - Any broadcast available to US audiences (other than as described in 3 below): INELIGIBLE
TV - Limited broadcast available only outside the US and on/after January 1, 2018: ELIGIBLE

Digital - Any digital broadcast available to US audiences (including via a non-password protected website, whether commercial or personal, e.g. Vimeo, YouTube, etc.), other than as described in 3 below: INELIGIBLE
Digital - Limited internet broadcast available only outside of the US and on/after January 1, 2018
(other than as described in 4 below): ELIGIBLE

Festival - Any exhibition held IN the New York Region as part of a film festival (other than as described in 2 or 3 below and, for clarity, except for TFF19 screenings): INELIGIBLE
Festival - Exhibition held outside the New York Region as part of a film festival and on/after January 1, 2018: ELIGIBLE

1 Private, invite only screenings (i.e. screenings for family or cast or screenings for feedback): ELIGIBLE
2 Academic screenings for students/faculty in a classroom or in-person, school-based film festival.: ELIGIBLE
3 For SELECTED films: theatrical, DVD, TV, digital and/or festival screenings scheduled to be held DURING the TFF19 but after the Feature’s Premiere, if approved in advance and in writing by the Festival: ELIGIBLE
4 TRIBECA IMMERSIVE: For digital distribution, any non-password protected broadcast (including exhibitions on the internet, radio, mobile devices) deem the submission ineligible. HOWEVER, online web projects that will launch after January 1, 2018 may be selected at the discretion of Tribeca’s programming team.

All entries must include the following:

(1) An official TFF19 online entry form, properly completed.
(2) A private and/or password protected streaming link of the film.
a. If submitting a TRIBECA IMMERSIVE project: A Steam key, or a download link to your 360-degree video file, app download package, or other file. We prefer downloadable links to streaming links for optimal viewing.
b. If you have an app that requires login for beta testing or any other form of media that is not easily shareable via link, you must email entries@tribecafilmfestival.org prior to submitting your online application so we may consider whether the work would be eligible, and if so, the best method for evaluating the work.
(3) As applicable, the entry fee(s) for the film submission (see the “Entry Fees” section above), which are payable ONLY by credit card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, TCB, or Discover). If submitting a student short film, a scan of the student ID or enrollment verification must be provided at the time of submitting to qualify for the discounted submission fee.

Note: It is your sole responsibility to ensure that your online entry form is properly submitted. Within 24 hours of completing and submitting your online entry form, you should receive an email confirmation. If more than 24 hours have passed and you have not received an email confirmation, you may email the Festival at entries@tribecafilmfestival.org or call at (212) 941-2305 to follow up. It is also your responsibility to ensure the streaming link is functional and the link and password submitted are accurate. The password protected link must be active at least through May 5, 2019. Regardless of your method of entry, all entry materials MUST be received by the Festival no later than the applicable deadlines referenced above. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission, without refund of any kind, if it is not completed in accordance with these Entry Rules and Regulations.

Each project must be individually submitted and accompanied by its own completed online entry form; please do not send links to multiple project entries in your online entry form, as any or all of them may be disqualified.

If your project was submitted and considered for previous editions of the Tribeca Film Festival, you may re-enter it if you have made significant changes and if all applicable eligibility requirements are met at the time of entry for TFF19 (see above).