Tribeca: Film Festival Attracts More Than 120,000 Moviegoers
More than 120,000 moviegoers attended screenings and panels at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, which concluded Sunday, festival organizers have announced. Attendance was basically on par with last year, when the festival reported attendance of more than 117,000.
Free community events, such as the Tribeca Drive-In series, the Family Festival Street Fair and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, drove the overall attendance figure to more than 400,000, the fest said.
The 12-day festival hosted nearly 400 screenings and panels with more than 95 percent attendance. A total of 89 features and 57 short films from 40 countries were screened. For the first time, with the support of AT&T, the festival offered an entire day of free screenings on April 25, at which 8,000 tickets were handed out.
A total of 923 industry delegates, representing 35 countries including Israel, Sweden, South Africa, Poland, Italy, France, The Netherlands, South Korea, Norway and Australia, registered for the festival.
"The response to the films and all of our events throughout our 13th edition has been incredible," said festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal. "We have some of the best audiences in the world and it was great to see them embrace the filmmakers, creators and our new Innovation Week over the last 12 days."
The 2014 festival opened with the Nas documentary Time Is Illmatic and closed with John Carney’s comedy Begin Again, starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld and Adam Levine.