Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca and Vicinity

The Tribeca Film Institute successfully launched the First Annual Tribeca Film Festival in 2002. Created by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, the mission of the Tribeca Film Festival is to enable the international film community and the general publ... more

The Tribeca Film Institute successfully launched the First Annual Tribeca Film Festival in 2002. Created by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, the mission of the Tribeca Film Festival is to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience. The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan. After only 120 days of planning and with the help of more than 1,300 volunteers, the inaugural Festival became a critical and popular success and was the springboard for what is now one of the leading annual film festivals in the world. Through the years, hundreds of native films have made their world premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival, with generally half of the festival's total screenings making their debut. The obscurely independent find themselves screening alongside legendary directors like Woody Allen, and while the quantity of films has decreased in recent years, the quality has risen with a more closely curated schedule of the city's true best and brightest. No genre is out of bounds for t... more

The Tribeca Film Institute successfully launched the First Annual Tribeca Film Festival in 2002. Created by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, the mission of the Tribeca Film Festival is to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience. The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan. After only 120 days of planning and with the help of more than 1,300 volunteers, the inaugural Festival became a critical and popular success and was the springboard for what is now one of the leading annual film festivals in the world.

Through the years, hundreds of native films have made their world premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival, with generally half of the festival's total screenings making their debut. The obscurely independent find themselves screening alongside legendary directors like Woody Allen, and while the quantity of films has decreased in recent years, the quality has risen with a more closely curated schedule of the city's true best and brightest. No genre is out of bounds for the home-spun festival, and even established foreign films—some Oscar-winners, at that—have found a place in the hallow program of the festival.

The Tribeca Film Festival takes place in various locations throughout Lower Manhattan, although a great deal of screenings occur at the Tribeca Cinema. A full list of Festival venues and a schedule is available at their official website.


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Tribeca Film Festival is located in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. TriBeCa, or the Triangle Below Canal Street, became a popular neighborhood for artists and others seeking relief from the rising prices in SoHo in the late 1980s. In some ways similar to the SoHo of decades past for its conversion of gritty old industrial warehouses into beautiful loft spaces, the real estate boom of the later 1990s transformed forever the small-town feeling of TriBeCa. No longer is it tough to find good food, grocery stores or newsstands. Chic boutiques now compete with high-end restaurants and bars, while the influx of upper-income families have led to the quick disappearance of the downright cheap apartment bargains of years past. Forbes magazine recently ranked the 10013 zip code in TriBeCa as the 12th most expensive zip code in the United States. Anonymous high-rises are sprouting up next to the historic older buildings, whose cast-iron façades and gleaming picture windows bespeak a New York of decades past. TriBeCa is a neighborhood where luxury apartments can be found adjacent to city government offices, where the quiet of cobblestone streets contrasts with the heavily trafficked truck routes to the Holland Tunnel, so one should expect the unexpected. In short, expect a microcosm of New York.

Recently the neighborhood profile has been raised tremendously by the new TriBeCa Film Festival. Founded by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal in 2002, this New York attraction was created to celebrate the city as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan. In a remarkably short period of time the TriBeCa Film Festival has become known as one of the leading annual film festivals in the world. Other famous film companies are in the neighborhood as well, most notably Miramax Films Studios on Greenwich Street.

In the 19th and 20th centuries TriBeCa was known as a center of the textile and cotton trade, but today in its stead there are a number of modern institutions and important landmarks in the neighborhood. The Holland Tunnel connecting New York to New Jersey has its entrances and exits in the northwest corner of TriBeCa. Washington Market Park, bordering Greenwich, Chambers, and West Streets, is a 1.6-acre park that is extremely popular with children for its large playground. While in terms of educational institutions, Stuyvesant High School, one of New York City's prized specialized science high schools, as well as PS234, an elementary school considered one of the best public schools in the New York metropolitan area, are located in TriBeCa.

Brunch, lunch and dinner activities in TriBeCa are highly regarded, not just due to the excellent (and usually expensive) cuisine options, but also in regard to the relative tranquil atmosphere of the neighborhood. Bubby's Restaurant on Varick Street remains popular among the film crowd and is known to be a family friendly restaurant. The Odeon on West Broadway provides the most beloved bistro setting and French comfort food in the neighborhood. And for more refined tastes, Robert De Niro has ownership in not one but two well-known local restaurants here. The TriBeCa Grill, located between Franklin and Greenwich Streets in the first two floors of the TriBeCa Film Center Building, offers classic American cuisine in a converted industrial warehouse setting, and Nobu, a favorite haunt of many New York celebrities, which serves innovative "new style Japanese cooking" to those who are willing to handle the hefty prices on the menu. In addition, the numerous David Bouley properties are always a favorite.

Staying in TriBeCa during a stay in Manhattan can offer visitors a welcome escape from the hectic, bustling streets of the neighborhoods in and near Midtown. An obvious choice would be the Tribeca Grand Hotel which plays host to the TriBeCa Film Festival and lies in close proximity to Little Italy, Chinatown, Hudson Square nightclubs, Greenwich Village, New York University, and Wall Street. The Greenwich Hotel, located on the Western edge of the neighborhood right next to the TriBeCa Grill, offers 13 luxury suites and 75 unique rooms. The Cosmopolitan Hotel in southern TriBeCa is geared to the needs of out-of-town visitors and has affordable rooms, a convenient location, and newly refurbished in-house restaurant, the Cosmopolitan Café.

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Tribeca and Vicinity
New York, NY 10013
(646) 502-5296<br>(866) 941-FEST (3378)
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Admission And Tickets

For on-sale dates, hours of operation, and full rules and regulations – as well as helpful ticket-buying tips – visit the official website.

The Call Center has the following operating hours:
March 9 to April 17: Monday to Friday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
April 18 to May 3: 7 days a week, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
May 4 to May 8: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Phone: (646) 502-5296
Toll free: (866) 941-FEST (3378)

Nearby Subway

  • to Franklin Street
  • to Chambers Street
  • to Canal Street

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