AT&T with Tribeca Film Festival / Submissions

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Free Day of Screenings, Increased Integration of Technology and Innovation
to Serve as Pillars of Partnership

Festival’s Thirteenth Edition to Take Place April 16-27, 2014

New York, NY [Aug. 5, 2013] – The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) and ATandT today announced a new multi-year deal naming ATandT as Presenting Sponsor of the annual festival. The international event  ̶  co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff  ̶  also announced the dates of the 13th annual festival, April 16-27, 2014, and the deadlines for submissions, which are detailed below. Now in its second decade, TFF celebrates global filmmakers – from American independent voices, to established directors from Hollywood  and around the world – and explores the technology and trends that represent the future of storytelling.

“ATandT has incredible passion for innovation, culture and community – the same values that have driven the Tribeca Film Festival since the beginning,” said Rosenthal, co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival. “Our sponsors provide critical support and enhance the Festival experience for filmmakers, the community, artists and industry, and this collaboration with ATandT will allow us to bring new experiences to audiences and forge new connections between consumers and filmmakers.  New York and the downtown community have always been at the core of the Festival and we are delighted to have the support of such a terrific corporate citizen so deeply commited to our city and storytellers.”

In celebration of the new sponsorship, which commences with the Festival’s 2014 edition, ATandT will present a variety of public programs, including a new initiative in which ATandT will host a day of free screenings for the public. ATandT will also sponsor one of the Festival’s pillar community events, the Tribeca Drive-In® series, which welcomes thousands of visitors each year to free outdoor screenings of new movies and beloved classics on the Hudson River.

“The Tribeca Film Festival has become one of New York’s most iconic annual events thanks to the vision of its creators, whose passion for both film and the vibrancy of New York City are unmatched. We are so excited to take on the role of presenting sponsor and to marry AT&T’s innovation and technology leadership with the wonderful creativity and imagination of Tribeca’s storytellers,” said Cathy Coughlin, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and Global Marketing Officer, AT&T Inc. “We will make this the most interactive film festival in the country, where visitors not only watch movies, but experience them in ways they never imagined.”

“Our relationship with ATandT reflects a shared commitment to New York and the cultural community,” said Robert De Niro, co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival. “We’re very grateful for their support of Tribeca.”

I believe that ATandT showing support to the arts by these means is great, it is not only giving back to the community but that the idea of a technology innovations giant such as themselves can show support to those up and coming and has the goals and trends of the Tribeca Film Festival at heart. Not to mention free screenings to the public is also a major factor for this year's festival. I mean such exclusivity is great but public opinion on films and constructive criticism helps to motivate the vision of the arts sometimes and the artists who create it. Just the idea of someone else watching or seeing your work you may be able to inspire them to create their work of art.

Also for you filmmakers, TFF’s programming team announced a call for submissions for narrative and documentary features and short film entries.

Deadlines to submit U.S. and international films for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:

Sept. 16 –        SUBMISSIONS OPEN

Oct. 18 –         EARLY DEADLINE: FEATURES, SHORTS AND TRANSMEDIA                                                    PROJECTS

Nov. 29           –         OFFICIAL DEADLINE, ALL FEATURES, SHORTS AND                                                     TRANSMEDIA PROJECTS


Starting Sept. 16, submission forms and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival will be available at Questions regarding submissions may be directed to or by calling 212-941-2305.

So for all you film watchers and movie goers, this is for you~

~Kaye Beeh


  1. I've heard of this festival and they release good quality movies.
    Stella from a A Shiny Place


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