Tribeca Film Festival Sets 2017 Dates, Promotes New Programming Director

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 dates
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The Tribeca Film Festival has set the dates for its 2017 edition, including submission deadlines in advance of the April festival, and promoted longtime staffer Cara Cusumano to director of programming.

Submissions open Sept. 6 for consideration for the upcoming fest, with Oct. 19 the early deadline ahead of official entry deadline A, Nov. 23, for features, TV and episodic storytelling and new online work, and then deadline B, Dec. 2, for shorts and experimental storytelling. Dec. 14 marks the late entry deadline for world premiere features and TV/episodic work.

There are additional deadlines for consideration for the second year of the Tribeca X awards, honoring branded content. For that one, the early deadline is set for Jan. 13 with the official deadline marked for Feb. 15.

The festival itself falls in late April, as it usually does, running April 19-30. On the festival circuit calendar, Tribeca slots in alongside Berlin in February, SXSW in March and Cannes in May.

Meanwhile, Cusumano, who joined Tribeca in 2008 and most recently was senior programmer at Tribeca, has been upped to director of programming, a post that’s been open since Genna Terranova was promoted to festival director in 2014. Cusumano will oversee feature film and TV programming, working with Terranova, festival EVP Paul Weinstein, artistic director Frederic Boyer and VP of shorts Sharon Badal, along with the rest of the programming team.