The organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival have set the dates for the 15th annual edition of the New York City fest, which will run April 13-24, 2016, and have also inked in the submission deadlines for the coming months.
For the second year in a row, the festival will maintain a hub at multifloor venue Spring Studios in an effort to provide a hub for industry types, press and other festivalgoers. For the third year, TFF will offer the $25,000 Nora Ephron Prize, given to a female filmmaker.
Over its 15-year lifespan, the festival, co-founded by a trio including Robert De Niro as an initiative to help rejuvenate lower Manhattan in the wake of 9/11, has evolved to become a notable launching pad for documentary features as well as a forward-looking showcase for transmedia, interactive and digital storytelling.
Submissions for the 2016 festival open Sept. 14 for features, shorts, and interactive projects, with Oct. 16 set as the early deadline for features and shorts, Nov. 25 inked as the official cutoff for features, shorts and interactive titles, and Dec. 23 marked as the late deadline for world-premiere features.
The annual slate announcements for Tribeca tend come in early March, with around 95 features on the list. The festival and the nonprofit with which it is affiliated also program a wide array of events beyond screenings each year, including a tech symposium and a neighborhood street fair.