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Tribeca Film Festival Taps Frederic Boyer as New Artistic Director

Frederic Boyer Headshot - P 2011
Frederic Boyer

He previously served as artistic director and programming head for the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight.

Frederic Boyer has been named artistic director of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Boyer, who most recently ran the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, will report to Nancy Schafer, executive director of TFF, and Geoff Gilmore, chief creative officer of Tribeca Enterprises. Gilmore also plans to take on a more active role in overseeing the festival program, while maintaining his existing responsibilities across Tribeca Enterprises’ other businesses, the festival said.

TFF has been without an artistic director since Peter Scarlet resigned from that post in 2009.

Boyer has severed as artistic director and head of programming for the Directors Fortnight since 2009. From 2004-08, he was head of its film selection committee. He also is the artistic director for Les Arcs European Film Festival at Les Arcs ski resort in the Alps. Before joining the Directors’ Fortnight, he created and managed Videosphere, a video store in Paris with a library of some 60,000 titles, including a wide range of arthouse films.


“The Tribeca Film Festival has always been a platform for a wide spectrum of filmmaking, and Frederic shares our passion and curiosity for film and storytelling,”Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal said.

TFF also promoted Genna Terranova from senior programmer to director of programming.

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival is scheduled for April 18-29 in New York City.