The TriBeCa Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan. Jane Rosenthal (born 21 September 1956) is an American Film producer. Robert Mario De Niro Jr (born August 17 1943 is a two-time Academy Award -winning American Film Actor, director and producer The World Trade Center in New York City, United States (sometimes informally the WTC or Twin Towers) was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan TriBeCa is a Neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York in the United States.
The mission of the film festival is "to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience. A film festival is the presentation or showcasing of Films in one or more Movie theaters or screening venues " The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan. The City of New York Lower Manhattan (or downtown Manhattan) is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the
With over 250 films and 1,000+ screenings in both 2006 and 2007, the Tribeca Film Festival has become one of the most prominent film festivals in the world. The Festival's program line-up offers moviegoers a wide variety of independent films including documentaries, narrative features and shorts, as well as a program of family-friendly films. The Festival also features panel discussions with personalities in the entertainment world and a music lounge produced with ASCAP to showcase up and coming artists. One of the more distinctive components of the Festival is its Artists Awards program where emerging and renowned artists celebrate filmmakers by providing original works of art that are given to the filmmakers competition winners. Past artists of the Artists Awards program have included Chuck Close, Alex Katz, and Julian Schnabel. Chuck Thomas Close (born July 5, 1940, Monroe Washington) is an American painter and photographer who achieved fame as a Photorealist, through Alex Katz (born July 24 1927) is an American figural Artist associated with the Pop art movement Julian Schnabel (born 26 October 1951) is a American Artist and Filmmaker.
Critics of the contend complain that it's merely a launching pad for big Hollywood movies and vanity projects directed by celebrities, while actually doing nothing to help filmmakers or the New York independent community.
The inaugural Festival was successfully launched after only 120 days of planning and with the help of more than 1,300 volunteers; the inaugural Festival became a critical and popular success. It was attended by more than 150,000 people, generated more than $10. 4 million in revenues for local Tribeca merchants, and featured several up-and-coming filmmakers. The festival included juried narrative, documentary and short film competitions; a Restored Classics series; a Best of New York series curated by Martin Scorsese; 13 major panel discussions; an all-day Family Festival; and the premieres of studio films Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, About A Boy, the American remake of Insomnia, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and A League of Ordinary Gentlemen. Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones is a 2002 Film directed by George Lucas and written by Lucas and Jonathan Hales This article is about the novel For the film see About a Boy (film; for the film's soundtrack album by Badly Drawn Boy see About a Boy (soundtrack. Insomnia is a 2002 American Remake of the 1997 Norwegian film of the same name. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 2002 Film directed by Callie Khouri. A League of Ordinary Gentlemen is a Ten-pin bowling sports documentary that was released on DVD on March 21, 2006.
The second annual Tribeca Film Festival brought more than 300,000 people downtown and in excess of $50 million to the local economy. The May 2003 Festival showcased an expanded grouping of independent features, documentaries and short films from around the world, coupled with studio premieres, panel discussions, music and comedy concerts, a family festival, sports activities, and outdoor "drive-in" movie screenings along the Hudson River. An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the Hollywood Studio system, a series of oligopolistic practices by several Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to " Document " reality Short subject is a format description originally coined in the North American Film industry in the early period of cinema. A drive-in theater is a form of cinema structure consisting of a large outdoor screen a projection booth a Concession stand and a large parking area for automobiles The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk, the Great Mohegan by the Iroquois, or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami The two-weekend family festival was an extravaganza of children's movie screenings, storytelling, family panels, workshops, and interactive games culminating in a daylong street fair that drew a crowd estimated at 250,000 people.
The festival's website contains a disclosure that it is now run as a business by Tribeca Enterprises. 
In an effort to serve its mission of bringing independent film to the widest possible audience, in 2006, the Festival expanded its reach in New York City and internationally. In New York City, Tribeca hosted screenings throughout Manhattan as the Festival's 1,000+ screening schedule outgrew the capacity downtown. Internationally, the Festival brought Festival films to the first-ever Rome Film Fest. The Rome Film Feast is a Film festival that takes place in Rome, Italy, during the month of October As part of the celebrations in Rome, Tribeca was awarded the first ever Steps and Stars awarded presented on the Spanish Steps.
In 2007, the Tribeca Film Festival raised its basic ticket price to $18, a move necessary for the sustainability of such an ambitious program, but disappointed many of its biggest fans.
In 2006, the Festival highlighted 15 feature-length screenings and four shorts programs and expanded to more screening locations in association with AMC Loews Theatres. Loews Theatres, aka Loews Incorporated, founded in 1904 by Marcus Loew, was the oldest theater chain operating in North America until it merged with A total of 169 feature films and 99 shorts were selected from 4,100 film submissions, including 1,950 feature submissions—three times the total submissions from the first festival in 2002. The festival featured 90 world premieres, nine international premieres, 31 North American Premieres, 6 U. S. Premieres, and 28 New York City premieres.
Three highly anticipated films included the world premiere of United 93 on April 26th, directed by Paul Greengrass; Just Like the Son on April 29th, directed by Morgan J. Freeman; and on May 3rd, Mission Impossible III, directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Tom Cruise, had its U. United 93 (formerly named Flight 93) is a 2006 Film written and directed by Paul Greengrass that chronicles events Paul Greengrass (b August 13, 1955 in Cheam, Surrey) is an Academy Award -nominated BAFTA Award -winning English Morgan J Freeman (born December 5, 1969 in Long Beach California) is an American Film director. Mission Impossible III (abbreviated MiIII) is the third 2006 Action film based on the spy-themed television series Mission Jeffrey Jacob "JJ" Abrams (born in 1966 is an American Emmy Award -winning film and Television producer, writer actor composer director Thomas Cruise Mapother IV ( born July 3 1962 better known by his screen name Tom Cruise, is an American Actor and Film producer S. premiere. Cruise's arrival to the premiere simulated a Hollywood-style chase scene from midtown Manhattan to Tribeca—over two miles away—using a series of train rides, motorcycles, helicopters, cars and taxis.
Jesus Camp was awarded the Special Documentary Jury Prize. Jesus Camp is a 2006 documentary directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing about a Pentecostal / charismatic "The makers of Jesus Camp turn their cameras on an evangelical Christian camp of rare devotion. Jesus Camp is a 2006 documentary directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing about a Pentecostal / charismatic With unprecedented access, the children and parents show how their faith dictates everything from their daily lives to politics. This fascinating doc about a rarely seen world where faith trumps everything else is sure to provoke debate. " TFF Site
The Family Festival highlights included Over the Hedge, a comedy from DreamWorks Animation featuring the voices of Bruce Willis, Steve Carell, William Shatner; Keeping Up With The Steins, Scott Marshall’s feature directorial debut, starring Jeremy Piven, Doris Roberts and father Garry Marshall; and RV, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Robin Williams
The avant-garde section of the Festival contained notable performances by mainstream celebrities Brad Pitt and Isabelle Huppert who appeared in shorts produced by LAB HD. Over the Hedge is a 2006 computer-animated film based on the characters from United Media comic strip of the same name. DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc ( is an independent American Animation studio which primarily produce a series of critically and commercially successful Walter Bruce Willis (March 19 1955 is an American actor and Singer-songwriter. Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is a Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American William Alan Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian double Emmy - Golden Globe - and Saturn Award -winning Keeping Up with the Steins is a 2006 Comedy film directed by Scott Marshall, and starring Garry Marshall, Jeremy Piven Jeremy Samuel Piven (born July 26 1965 and attended Harand Theater Camp in Elkhart Lake Wisconsin, as a teenager Doris May Roberts (born November 4, 1930) Her father deserted the family when Roberts was a child and her mother raised Doris with the help of her Russian Garry Kent Marshall RV or Runaway Vacation is a 2006 Comedy film starring Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Daniels Barry Sonnenfeld (born April 1 1953) is an Emmy Award -winning American Filmmaker and Television director Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21 1951 or 1952 is an American television stage and film actor and Comedian who has won an Academy Award for his performance William Bradley "Brad" Pitt Pitt received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for his role in the 1995 film Twelve Monkeys Isabelle Anne Huppert (in French izabɛl yˈpɛʀ (born March 16, 1953) is a Cesar Award -winning French actress, who has appeared LAB HD was a three-year experiment by Voom HD Networks It is the only channel in history devoted to video art and experimental film as a continuous flow of ambient television