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The Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival located in and around New York City boasts of a wide variety of Independant, foriegn and Hollywood release features. Founded in 2001 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, the festival works to expose independent filmmakers to the broadest possible audience and to promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca boasts of over 5000 submissions and features about 150 screenings over the 10 day festival. Almost all of the films are North American or World premieres. Even a few studio premieres are sprinkled into the mix. Attending Tribeca can give you the chance to catch the world premiere of the next big hit. One of the things that makes the Tribeca film festival stand out over other festivals is that the director, cast and crew are available after screenings to answer questions from the audience. Panel discussions are a common part of film festivals, but seldom do you get access to the the creative minds that put together the feature you just experienced.

The Tribeca film festival brings a lot of energy, sophistication, and vibrancy that you would expect from New York City. Beyond the gala celebrations and celebrity exposure, are some great feature films like the 2009 award winning Iranian film "Elly" and the 2009 best documentary feature "Racing Dreams." Since its founding in 2001, the festival has screened over 1100 films from 80 countries attracted over two million attendees to its screenings. The festival also features the Tribeca Cinema which continues to show independent features and film series throughout the year. The next Tribeca film festival will be held April 21 through May 2nd, 2010.

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