79 shorts have been selected to play at this year's Tribeca Film Festival (April 23 to May 4) out of a total of 2,497 submissions. The shorts will be presented in 11 thematic programmes as well as preceding features in the festival.

Among the shorts are narratives featuring stars such as Mamie Gummer, Matthew Modine, Azura Skye, Rider Strong, a short written by Guillermo Arriaga and a special short film series created by returning filmmaker Isabella Rossellini. Directors also making return visits to the Festival include Alex Budovsky, Sherif El Bendary, Ed Lachman, Mark Mollenkamp, Scott Nyerges, Mark V. Reyes, Leonardo Ricagni, Jay Rosenblatt, Sasie Sealy and Hyoe Yamamoto.

For a full list of participating shorts, see www.tribecafilmfestival.org.