The documentary film ‘The Carrier’ premiered last night at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. In the film, young mother Mutinta is a Zambian subsistence farmer in a polygamous marriage who has just learned she is HIV positive. Newly pregnant, Mutinta does everything she can to protect her unborn baby while navigating complicated family dynamics and village politics. Newcomer Maggie Betts sculpts a sensitive observational portrait of one woman’s struggle leading up to her newborn’s birth.
Tribeca Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Tribeca Film Festival
WHERE: Manhattan, New York, USA
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center, to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture, the Festival brings the industry and community together around storytelling. The Tribeca Film Festival has screened more than 1,300 films from more than 80 countries since its first edition in 2002. Since inception, it has attracted an international audience of more than 3.7 million attendees and has generated an estimated $725 million in economic activity for New York City.
On the eve of its North American premiere in the Cinemania section at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, IFC Midnight acquired the U.S. distribution rights from sales and production outfit XYZ Films for director Dick Maas’ evil Santa film SAINT. Maas wrote the screenplay for the picture and produced with Tom de Mol. Starring Huub Stapel, Egbert-Jan Weeber, Caro Lenssen, Bert Luppes and Escha Tanihatu, the Dutch film will premiere tonight at 9:00pm at the AMC Loews Village 7.
The first film on the Tribeca Film Festival schedule today is the documentary ‘The Loving Story.’ Nancy Buirski’s moving, evocative documentary recounts the unknown love story of Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple behind the 1967 Supreme Court ruling overturning anti-miscegenation laws in the United States. Drawing from a wealth of stunning archival footage, The Loving Story recreates a seminal moment in history in uncommon style, anchoring a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story.
And it’s on. The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival kicked off last night with the free outdoor screening of Cameron Crowe’s new documentary “The Union,” about the musical collaboration between Elton John and singer/songwriter Leon Russell.
Magnolia Pictures announced they have acquired North American rights to JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, a documentary about the life and work of master sushi chef Jiro Ono. The directorial debut of David Gelb, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI had its world premiere at the Berlinale, and makes its North American premiere this Thursday, April 21st, at the Tribeca Film Festival. Magnolia is planning a theatrical release for the film later this year.
Tribeca kicks off today and there are so many films to pick from. Vimooz.com will introduce you tosome of the under-looked gems of the Tribeca Film Festival, going on April 21st to May 1st , 2011, in New York City. Please check out Francesca McCaffery’s picks for the Tribeca Film Festival this year so far…More great finds to come!
Vimooz.com’s own Francesca McCaffery had the chance to sit down with one of the most enigmatic, underrated actors in Hollywood-Zach Braff, who is promoting his intense new drama, “The High Cost of Living.”The film, which was shot in Montreal, and features the brilliant Canadian actors Isabel Blaise, along with the handsome Patrick Labbe, follows the lives of two people as their futures collide after a tragic accident. Blaise plays Nathalie, a pregnant woman, and Braff […]
The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), announced its jurors – a diverse and talented group of 38 individuals, including award-winning filmmakers and screenwriters, celebrated actors, respected journalists and media pioneers. They will be divided among the six competitive Festival categories and will announce the winning films, filmmakers and actors in those categories at the TFF Awards Night ceremony on April 28 hosted by Gideon Yago, which will be streamed live on TribecaFilm.com. The 2011 Festival runs from April 20 – May 1.
Following is a list of all 2011 Festival jurors and their respective categories.
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has added two more films to its feature lineup: a world premiere of Tony Kaye’s drama Detachment and a work-in-progress screening of Stephen C. Mitchell’s Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan, New York.
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) will close with the world premiere of Edward Burns’ Newlyweds on Saturday, April 30, at BMCC TPAC.
Newlyweds is the tenth film written and directed by Ed Burns and the sixth to premiere at TFF. Burns, who wrote, directed and stars in Newlyweds, has had a strong connection with TFF since its founding. Ash Wednesday world premiered as part of the inaugural TFF lineup in 2002, and Looking for Kitty, Purple Violets and Nice Guy Johnny have also been Festival premieres over subsequent years.
2011 Tribeca Film Festival Announces the Return of the Tribeca Drive-In, Family Festival Street Fair and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day
The free events at 2011 Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), is bringing back its free community events: the Tribeca Drive-In (April 21-23), Family Festival Street Fair (April 30), Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day (April 30), and free panel series, “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper” and “Tribeca Talks: Industry” (April 23-30).
For the first time this year, Festival-goers, athletes and the general public will also have the opportunity to partake in the new NYFest (April 23), the city’s first Film and Entertainment Soccer Tournament
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced its lineup for the 2011 Special Events and Tribeca Talks® panel series. The component programs are “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry,” “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper, hosted by Barnes & Noble,” the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival panel, and new this year, in celebration of the tenth Festival, the “Tribeca Talks: Directors Series,” featuring one-on-one conversations with acclaimed filmmakers, plus the premiere of five new documentary films and a one-of-a-kind videogame-film event.
The full schedule for the 2011 Tribeca Talks series follows:
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) unveiled the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival, which will allow US audiences to view feature and short films for free and worldwide audiences to engage with filmmakers and industry experts as TFF’s 10th edition runs concurrently in lower Manhattan from April 20 to May 1, 2011.
The multi-dimensional experience features five areas – Festival Streaming Room, Live From…, Tribeca Q&A, Filmmaker Feed, and the Future of Film blog.
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 22 of which are world premieres.
Also new this year, the recipient of the TFF Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards®.
Following is a listing of the selected short films in the eight programs in which they will be presented:
More Films Announced for 10th Tribeca Film Festival; Spotlight and Cinemania Sections and Special Screenings, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival Lineup
The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1, 2011, in lower Manhattan, New York.
10th Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative and Documentary Competition Selections, and New Viewpoints Section
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section—Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.
The world premiere of Cameron Crowe’s documentary The Union will open the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. A performance by the film’s subject – Elton John – will follow the free, outdoor screening to kick off the Festival’s 10th edition and thank the New York City community for its ongoing support. The Union will premiere on Wednesday, April 20 at the North Cove at the World Financial Plaza. The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 20 through May 1, 2011.
The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that the tenth annual Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 20 – May 1, 2011.
The Festival has also announced a Call for Submissions for narrative and documentary features as well as for short film entries.
2010 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Heineken Audience Award Winner – “Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage”
The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), announced the winner of The Heineken Audience Award – “RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage”. The film’s directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn will receive a cash prize of $25,000.
The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its world competition categories. The world competition winners for narrative and documentary films were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 20 countries. Two awards were given to honor New York films, which were chosen from seven narrative and six documentary features. Awards were also given for the best narrative, best documentary and student visionary films in the short film competitions. This year’s Festival included 85 features and 47 short films from 38 countries.
The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by Founding Sponsor American Express, today announced a total attendance of over 410,000 at screenings, panels and free community events, including the Drive-In and Street Fair.Theater attendance for the Festival screenings and events reached over 94,000. Screenings were often at capacity, with more than 95% attendance at 396 screenings and panels throughout the 12-day Festival.