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New York – Our feature film program – both narrative and docs – has been very successful at discovering new filmmakers at the beginning of their career. We introduced Damien Chazelle and launched Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), Jeff Nichols’s Shotgun Stories (2007), Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Resolution (2012), and last year Sophia Takal’s Always Shine and Ingrid Jungermann’s Women Who Kill (who was nominated for a Spirit Award) – both films won at Tribeca.
We program top international films, serving as their worldwide or domestic premiere (War Witch (2012) and Broken Circle Breakdown (2013), both winners at Tribeca were Oscar nominated). And then of course Tomas Alfredson with Let the Right One In (2008), which won at Tribeca and went on to make Tinker Tailor Soldier Story and the next years The Snowman.
Over the past 15 years, we have built one of the top documentary film markets. We debuted Oscar nominated films such as Orlando von Einsiedel’s Virunga (2014), Marshall Curry’s Street Fight (2005) and Alex Gibney’s Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) – which won the Oscar. Lee Hirsch’s Bully (2011), David Gelb’s Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) and Frédéric Tcheng’s Dior and I (2014), all had success at Tribeca and at the box-office as well. We champion documentaries that color outside the lines like Bombay Beach (2011), Ballet 422 (2014), Lenny Cooke (2013), and Contemporary Color (2016). What we offer for the nonfiction community is significant.
Our shorts program is exemplary, under the leadership of Sharon Badal for the past 15 years, with shorts being nominated for academy awards consistently – three being nominated this year.
We have always been passionate about new ways to tell stories and support artists and filmmakers as they test the boundaries and expand the definition and the audiences’ horizon of what film storytelling is. From immersive experiences, to virtual reality, to online creators, to the ever expanding landscape of television, we have been successful in creating opportunities for creators to explore their craft and introduce audiences to the worlds they are creating through new platforms.

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