Next year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the twentieth anniversary edition, has been set for June 9-20 in New York City, moving the event to a slot almost two months later than usual.
Festival organisers said the date change reflects “shifting calendars and efforts to ensure the festival moves forward in the safest environment.”
Submissions will open on September 8 this year for all categories: feature and short films, episodic storytelling, immersive, branded entertainment and a newly added section dedicated to online premieres as part of the official slate. The early deadline has been set for October 21 and the official deadline for December 2.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the submission period has been extended by three weeks, the festival’s late deadline has been pushed to January 13 and the eligibility rules have adjusted to include films that have previously screened at online festivals.
The festival also said it will dedicate space at its 2021 event to the films whose premieres did not take place this year. All 2020 Tribeca-selected filmmakers have been invited to showcase their films as part of the twentieth anniversary edition.
This year’s Tribeca festival was pulled from its April 15-26 slot in mid-March, though organiser Tribeca Enterprises announced festival prize winners in late April and produced the We Are One: A Global Film Festival online event in May.
Tribeca Enterprises chief creative officer Paula Weinstein commented: “We look forward to celebrating the twentieth anniversary and to honouring what our founders Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro have made a reality in bringing storytellers and communities together.”