Tribeca Film Festival announces dates for 2022
The Tribeca Festival has announced that its 21st edition will take place June 8-19.
The annual event removed the word “Film” from its title last year in an effort to embrace storytelling across movies, television, virtual reality, games and podcasts. Starting September 20, Tribeca will open applications for all categories, including feature films and shorts, episodic storytelling, immersion, podcasts, online premieres and branded entertainment.
The 2021 version of Tribeca was held in June across New York City’s five boroughs in a mix of indoor and outdoor venues. Jon M. Chu’s musical “In the Heights”, Steven Soderbergh’s crime drama “No Sudden Move” and Chappelle’s documentary “This Time This Place” were among the films premiering at the festival.
“We loved launching summer 2021 and were so proud to lead the reopening of New York City by bringing movies and entertainment to communities across the five boroughs,” said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises and the Tribeca Festival . “Reflecting on where we are at this particular moment, we believe that a combination of an indoor / outdoor festival will be the most exciting way to unite the international audience and our local community in this wonderful city next June. “
Previous editions of Tribeca have served as launching pads for the careers of Damien Chazelle, Jon Chu, Nia DaCosta and Ryan Coogler and other notable directors. Tribeca, which was founded by Robert DeNiro and Rosenthal in the aftermath of September 11, has established itself as a major champion of independent cinema.
“We are delighted to welcome back creators of all mediums, artists and our audience for another memorable experience,” said Paula Weinstein, Director of Content for Tribeca Enterprises. “In 2022, we look forward to creating new ways to enjoy their work in New York’s unbeatable theaters, parks, rooftops and other innovative venues across the city.”
Festival director and vice-president of programming, Cara Cusumano, adds: “2021 has been a difficult but also inspiring year, as we have recorded a record number of submissions and incredible work despite unprecedented obstacles. As we open applications for Tribeca 2022, I look forward to being inspired again by what our tireless community of storytellers creates as we embark on another year of industry-wide rebuilding and reinvention.