Tribeca Film Festival Sets 2018 Dates

Tribeca Film Festival co-founders Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal with Oprah Winfrey.

The 17th annual NYC event also put out a call for submissions in all areas.

The Tribeca Film Festival has set its 2018 dates.

The 17th annual event, presented by AT&T, will run April 18-29.

The festival — which was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center — also announced Thursday its call for submissions. This year, TFF is accepting feature film contenders through Withoutabox, the online festival submission system favored by filmmakers for its ease of use and streamlined process.

The 2018 edition is set to build on the momentum from last year’s edition, which not only saw its highest attendance numbers in recent years, but also the highest percentage of film sales to distributors. It also showcased work in its Virtual Arcade (virtual reality, 360 films, and augmented reality), television section (episodic storytelling, anticipated premieres and independent pilots) and N.O.W. program (new online work, stories created specifically for the online space) in addition to feature films, short films and experiential storytelling (Storyscapes) program. Additionally, the fest will continue its Tribeca X award, launched last year, with a call for submissions for branded storytelling, looking for the best creative collaborations at the intersection of entertainment and brands.

"Following a banner year that saw record high submissions across all of our festival programs, it's clear there is more exciting work being created in more different ways and on more different platforms than ever before," said Tribeca director of programming Cara Cusumano. "Withoutabox is the perfect partner to help further our film submissions, and we eagerly look forward to seeing what our endlessly surprising creators bring us in 2018."

Submissions for all sections of the festival open Sept. 5. See the deadlines below.

Sept. 5: Submissions open.
Oct. 18: Early deadline for feature and short films, TV, VR and new online work.
Nov. 22: Official deadline A for feature and short films, TV, VR and new online work.
Dec. 1: Official deadline B for short films.
Dec. 13: Early deadline for Tribeca X award; late deadline for feature films, VR and new online work.
Jan. 12: Official deadline for Tribeca X award.
Feb. 14: Late deadline for Tribeca X award.

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