Tribeca Expands Awards Scope

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Tribeca Expands Awards Scope


New York, NY [March 7, 2011] - The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has 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.TFF organizers this year have streamlined the Festival's format, which is now comprised of two competition sections, World Narrative and World Documentary, and three out-of-competition sections: Cinemania, Spotlight and the new Viewpoints. "It's our tenth Tribeca Film Festival, and in our relatively brief existence we have evolved dramatically," says Nancy Schafer, Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Festival. "The Festival has become an integral part of the cultural landscape of New York City as well as a globally recognized platform for storytelling."The 2011 film selection includes feature films from 32 different countries, including 43 World Premieres, 10 International Premieres, 19 North American Premieres, 7 U.S. Premieres and 9 New York Premieres. Ninety-nine directors will be presenting feature works at the Festival, with 54 of these filmmakers presenting their feature directorial debuts. Twelve feature film directors are returning TFF filmmakers. The 2011 film slate was chosen from a total of 5,624 submissions, a record number for the Festival."In programming the Festival this year we had to make some incredibly difficult decisions, but we are excited about the quality, ingenuity, risk-taking and diversity of this year's program," says David Kwok, Director of Programming. …

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