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18-Apr-2014 6:55pm PDT  

 

Tribeca Film Festival

13 Annual April 16, 2014 to April 27, 2014

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Feature Narrative
Open to US and international filmmakers. This deadline is available to films which have not been screened publicly or otherwise distributed anywhere at the time of submission. To be eligible for this deadline, Feature-length films must be a world premiere at the time of submission.
Feature-length films must be at least 40 minutes in length.
Feature Documentary
Open to US and international filmmakers. This deadline is available to films which have not been screened publicly or otherwise distributed anywhere at the time of submission. To be eligible for this deadline, Feature-length films must be a world premiere at the time of submission.
Feature-length films must be at least 40 minutes in length.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center, New York City to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture.

The Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. The Tribeca Festival has screened over 1200 films from over 80 countries since its first festival in 2002. Since its founding, it has attracted an international audience of more than 3.25 million attendees and has generated an estimated $660 million in economic activity for New York City.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The thirteenth Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 16 – April 27, 2014.

Questions regarding Tribeca Film Festival submissions via Withoutabox may be directed to support@withoutabox.com. For eligibility, rules and regulations, or other questions specific to the festival, please email entries@tribecafilmfestival.org.

ORGANIZERS
Jule Rozite (Programming Operations Coordinator) ; Mallory Lance (Programming Operations Manager)

GENERAL RULES
KEY DATES
The Tribeca Film Festival will only be taking submissions through Withoutabox for the LATE ENTRY DEADLINE
- December 27, 2013 (6pm EST, arrive by) – Late Entry deadline available only to those Features (narrative and documentary) completed after the Official Entry deadline and which have not been screened publicly or otherwise distributed anywhere at the time of submission. This deadline is for Features ONLY; Shorts will NOT be accepted for this deadline.
- April 16 – April 27, 2014– 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in NYC (the "TFF13")

Note: Submissions may be in work-in-progress form; however, works 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.) Also, due to the volume of submissions, only ONE set of replacement copies (i.e. final cut) will be accepted and replacement copies will not be accepted after December 27, 2013 (unless solicited by the Festival).

ENTRY FEES
Early Entry Deadline (10/18/13) - Shorts: $30, Features: $45 - submit online at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions
Official Entry Deadline (11/29/13 - Shorts: $45, Features: $65 - submit online at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions
Late Entry Deadline (12/27/13) – Features only: US$100 - submit on Withoutabox or at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions
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.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration:

Entrants must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.
Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.
Both prior to and throughout the TFF14 (except as otherwise expressly noted below), the film must meet the following criteria (see applicable chart) at http://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/submissions

ENTRY MATERIALS*
All entries must include the following:

TWO DVD copies of the work, formatted for multi-zone or for Zone 1 (North America) and labeled with the work’s title, running time, director(s) name(s). Entries in any other format will not be accepted for preview. Check that each submitted DVD plays in its entirety on consumer DVD players. Also, do not put adhesive labels on the discs unless it is a professional output job (if burning yourself, use a permanent marker to write necessary information).
Note: It is Entrant’s sole responsibility to ensure all ENTRY MATERIALS arrive at the TFF14 shipping destination within the deadline. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission, without refund of any kind, which does not arrive at the TFF14 shipping destination within the deadline window selected by Entrant. Up to 5 weeks after the applicable submission window deadline, Entrants may email entries@tribecafilmfestival.org or call (212) 941-2305 to find out if the Festival received the submission.

*Entry materials will not be returned and will be destroyed or discarded by the Festival.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES
Each entered film must be submitted on its own DVD(s) and accompanied by its own completed "Entry Form"; please do not send a compilation DVD composed of works for separate entries.

RE-ENTRY
If your work 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 eligibility requirements are met (see above).

INVITED WORKS
Festival programmers select and invite all the films to be presented at the TFF14, with all "Premieres" given priority (see eligibility requirements above). Invited filmmakers will be notified by email or phone via the information provided on the submitted entry form. Make sure to update us with new contact information or any other festival invitations prior to the TFF14 at entries@tribecafilmfestival.org. TFF14 may rescind an invitation if a film’s eligibility status changes.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

IF YOUR WORK IS SELECTED If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival: You must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at TFF14; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at TFF14; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless Tribeca Film Festival NYC, LLC, its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at TFF14. You must deliver to the address(es) designated by the Festival (i) one exhibition copy of the invited work; (ii) a second exhibition copy, if your film is in competition (to accommodate juror screenings); and (iii) additional exhibition copies, if requested by the Festival (to allow for multiple screenings at more than one venue). We recommend you ship via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands. All exhibition copies must be delivered in 35mm, DCP, or HDCam format. The Festival will arrange (and pay cost of) return shipping your print(s)/video(s) after the conclusion of TFF14. You must provide a properly completed and signed official TFF14 “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist”. You must provide at least one DVD copy of the final, completed film for Festival archives. FESTIVAL SECTIONS* Works invited to participate in the TFF14 will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by Festival programmers, in their sole discretion. In 2013, Tribeca Film Festival sections included the following: IN COMPETITION: World Narrative Features: Open to works from all regions, but must be at least a North American “Premiere” (see eligibility requirements above). Eligible for: Best Narrative Feature, Best New Narrative Director (1st time directors only), Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor and Best Actress. World Documentary Features: Open to works from all regions, but must be at least a North American “Premiere” (see eligibility requirements above). Eligible for: Best Documentary Feature, Best New Documentary Director (1st time directors only), Best Editing Shorts (narrative and documentary): Open to works from all regions but must at least be a NY Region “Premiere” (see eligibility requirements above) Eligible for: Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short and Student Visionary Award. Student Shorts must be produced through an accredited educational institution. Shorts will play either in a Shorts program or before a Feature film. OUT OF COMPETITION (all must be at least a NY Region “Premiere” unless otherwise noted): Gala; Special Screenings: Both screening programs are invitation-only and feature advanced screenings of anticipated films prior to their U.S. theatrical release. Spotlight: Documentary and narrative films- a mix of big names, bold talents, highly anticipated new releases and festival favorites. (1st time directors whose films are at least a North American “Premiere” are eligible for Best New Director awards.) Viewpoints: An assortment of documentary and narrative films offering distinctive visions from innovative voices. (1st time directors whose films are at least a North American “ Premiere” are eligible for Best New Director awards.) Midnight: Devoted to eclectic narrative and documentary films that defy categorization. (1st time directors whose films are at least a North American “Premiere” are eligible for Best New Director awards.) *The above listings are from the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Sections, descriptions, and awards for the TFF14 may be modified. FILM SERIES AND PROGRAMS* Works invited to participate in the TFF14 will be shown in the series/program determined most appropriate by Festival programmers, in their sole discretion. In 2013, Tribeca Film Festival programs included the following: Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival: Showcase of films celebrating the spirit of competition. Line-up will be comprised of official TFF14 selections. Tribeca (Online) Festival Tribeca (Online) Festival lets audiences in the U.S. experience the action of the Tribeca Film Festival. Line-up will be comprised of official selections of TFF14. Films screening as part of Tribeca (Online) Film Festival are eligible for Best Online Feature and Best Online Short. *The above listings are from the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Film series and programs, descriptions, and awards for the TFF14 may be modified. AWARDS In 2013, cash awards totaled $195,000 in addition to over $250,000 of in-kind services and products and art work. Unless otherwise agreed by the Festival in writing, awards will be given to the winning film director (as identified in the Film Information Form) on behalf of the film (except for Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Editing) and will be fulfilled approximately 10-12 weeks after the festival's receipt of necessary paperwork. Award eligibility is subject to any restrictions or conditions imposed by applicable laws and regulations (international, federal, state or otherwise), and the award recipient is responsible for all applicable taxes, customs, tariffs, insurance and similar charges or costs (if any). All new Features (except those only shown in the “Gala” section or as a “Special Screening” or “Special Event”) are eligible for the “Audience Award,” regardless of section. 2014 Awards listed in the above Festival sections and Awards sections are subject to change. TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ENTRIES SHIPPING ADDRESS All submissions must be sent prepaid (including any applicable customs fees) to: FEATURE LENGTH FILM ENTRIES: Tribeca Film Festival Entries Attn: DOCUMENTARY FEATURE LENGTH ENTRIES – "Film Title" OR NARRATIVE FEATURE LENGTH ENTRIES – "Film Title" 375 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10013 USA