Independent Film's Premier Gathering
Taking place each year in New York City is the Tribeca Film Festival. It's one of the film industries premier events where actors, directors, producers and fans all gather to celebrate and catch a glimpse of everything new in film. The Tribeca Film Festival is about “redefining the film festival experience” with the goal of exposing the general public and international film community to the power of movies and film. Created in 2002 by a small group heavy-hitters, the Tribeca Film Festival's founders include mega-movie star Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and philanthropist Craig M. Hatkoff. Their goal was to produce an event that celebrates New York and its contributions to filmmaking as well as helping with the recovery of Lower Manhattan post 9/11. The festival's program showcases independent films including shorts, documentaries, narrative features and films aimed towards families. Further, the Tribeca Film Festival is not only presents films, but also includes panel discussions with people from the entertainment world and musical showcases of new talent produced by ASCAP.
One of the key features of the Tribeca Film Festival is its Lower Manhattan location in New York City. The many events associated with the festival are spread over some of Lower Manhattan’s hippest and most popular neighborhoods. This means that the very best in accommodations and dining will literally be around every corner. The Tribeca Film Festival has partnered with some of New York City’s top properties such as the SMYTH and Gildhall by Thompson Hotels and Arlo at Hundson Square and NoMad neighborhoods. Because the festival's events and film showing are spread throughout Lower Manhattan, visitors will have the opportunity to try some amazing restaurants in the area like American Cut in Tribeca/SOHO and Benvenuto Café in the East Village. Tickets to the Tribeca Film Festival have many options from single event tickets all the way to packages including access to exclusive events and venues.