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First Look: Interactive Installation 'Journal of Insomnia' to Premiere in Tribeca's First-Ever New Media Competition

If you missed Tilda Swinton at MoMa, the National Film Board of Canada is preparing its Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) nocturnal premiere of "A Journal of Insomnia," an interactive project that offers an immersive experience of sleep deprivation. Insomniacs are both spectators and actors in this fresco of hundreds of personal reflections on sleepless nights, gathered from all over the web since last fall. Check out a first-look teaser trailer of the installation below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 26, 2013 2:10 PM
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Tribeca Adds Free Film Festival Events: Outdoor Screenings of 'The Birds,' 'Beetlejuice' and 'Lil Bub and Friendz'

The Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) has announced its lineup of free community events, including the fest's signature Tribeca Drive-In, this year featuring screenings of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice" and the premiere of viral kitty video film "Lil Bub and Friendz." Full list of events below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 25, 2013 2:41 PM
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What to See at Tribeca, from Transmedia Experiments to Steinem & 'Wajda,' Eastwood & Aronofsky

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 21, 2013 3:30 PM
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Tribeca All Access Celebrates Ten Years, Adds Eleven New Projects

The Tribeca Film Institute’s first-ever artist program – Tribeca All Access -- is celebrating its 10th Annual program with 11 new projects (highlighted below) and a TAA Celebration on April 26, during the Tribeca Film Festival. A total of $150,000 in grants will be awarded to filmmakers.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 14, 2013 2:14 PM
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Watch: Tribeca Programmers Talk Their Selections for the 2013 Film Festival

Check out this video chat, live-streamed on March 12, between Slate film critic Dana Stevens and Tribeca Film Festival chief creative officer Geoffrey Gilmore, and head fest programmers Genna Terranova, Sharon Badal and Frederic Boyer as they discuss their programming process and selections for the 2013 fest, which runs April 17-28 in New York City.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 13, 2013 12:00 PM
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Tribeca Announces Spotlight, Midnight, Storyscapes and Special Screenings -- From 'Almost Christmas' to 'Before Midnight'

The Tribeca Film Festival announces the films playing in their Spotlight, Midnight and Special Screenings programs, as well as the lineup for their new Storyscapes transmedia section.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 6, 2013 2:31 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: Geoff Gilmore and Programmers Talk Tribeca 2013 Program, Reveal World Narrative and Doc Competition Slates

"A number of films personally affected us," says Gilmore, "made an impact on us. They were emotional and memorable, wouldn't leave us for a few couple days. What struck me is how much the films seem to deal with the state of the world; there is a shadow over that storytelling, which moves you and makes you think." Gilmore also recognized a new "resonance between the American work and the international work, films that really speak toward a more singular coherent universal vision."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 5, 2013 2:20 PM
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2013 Tribeca Film Festival to Open with 'Mistaken for Strangers,' Road Documentary on Band The National

The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival (April17-28) will open with Tom Berninger's road documentary "Mistaken for Strangers," starring the director on a personal journey with his brother, frontman Matt Berninger, on tour with his Brooklyn-based band The National.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 1, 2013 11:42 AM
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Meet Shawn Christensen, Writer-Director-Star of Oscar-Nominated Short 'Curfew'

Leading the pack in the race for the best live-action short Oscar is Hollywood screenwriter Shawn Christensen's gritty 19-minute "Curfew," which stars the multi-hyphenate as suicidal New Yorker Richie who babysits for his nine-year-old neice Sophia. Safe to say we will be hearing from this actor-writer-filmmaker again: he's currently expanding "Curfew" into a full-length feature. (See the short on iTunes.)
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 15, 2013 3:11 PM
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Paula Weinstein Joins Tribeca as Executive Vice President

One of Hollywood's long-lasting conventions is that friends take care of each other. Thus, veteran Hollywod film producer Paula Weinstein will join Tribeca Enterprises as the company's executive vice president overseeing Tribeca's international partnerships, and managing studio relations for both the Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) and Doha Tribeca Film Festival. She will work closely with Tribeca Enterprises chief creative officer Geoff Gilmore. She's taking over the responsibilities held by outgoing Patty Newberger, another old pal of Tribeca chief Jane Rosenthal, who was Tribeca's Sr. V.P., Studio Relations & Special Projects.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • February 4, 2013 12:51 PM
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