After Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced restrictions on public gatherings of more than 500 people in a new effort to fight the coronavirus outbreak of the 19th Tribeca Film Festival scheduled for April 15-26, has been postponed until further notice.
In a statement signed by Co-founder Jane Rosenthal, the festival stated,
A Statement from Tribeca
We founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to heal our community after the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. We were determined to overcome our fear and anxiety by joining together. It is in our DNA to march forward while caring about our community
We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 19th Tribeca Film Festival (April 15-26) based on the announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that events of 500 people or more are banned due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the public while also supporting our friends, filmmakers and storytellers who look to Tribeca as a platform to showcase their work to audiences. We will be back to you shortly with our plans.
Please check www.tribecafilm.com for the latest updates, ticket refund information and details about how we are moving forward.
Co-founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises