Entries are open for Tribeca Film Festival

For more than two decades, Tribeca Festival has been a destination for new, groundbreaking storytelling from established and emerging artists. The 2023 Tribeca Festival will take place from June 7-18 in New York City. Next June, Tribeca will continue to explore creative innovation across film, TV, immersive, games, audio storytelling, talks, and more.



The Tribeca Film Festival celebrated its decade-long anniversary in 2012. The brainchild of Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, it brings an array of international and indie films to New York's silver screens, often by young and emerging filmmakers. Now a New York staple, the festival receives over 10,000 submissions and screens over 1,500 films, which compete for awards in categories ranging from 'best narrative feature' to 'best actor/actress in a narrative feature'. The lineup includes, alongside the usual dramas and coming-of-age tales, documentaries, shorts, and family films. Running across the better half of the month, the Festival also brings together insiders for panels, discussions, and showcases. Over three million people attend the festival's screenings.


Awards & Prizes

• In 2022, cash awards totaled $165,000, in addition to over $219,000 in artwork. Awards for TF23 may be modified. • Unless otherwise agreed by the Festival in writing, awards will be given to the winning film director or project creator (as identified in the Festival Information Form) on behalf of the film (except for Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Editing) and will be fulfilled approximately 12-16 weeks after the closing date of TF23. • Award eligibility is subject to any restrictions or conditions imposed by applicable laws and regulations (international, federal, state or otherwise), and the award recipient is responsible for all applicable taxes, customs, tariffs, insurance and similar charges or costs (if any). • By invitation, Features by first time directors having their World Premieres at TF23 (except those only shown in the “Gala” section or as a “Special Screening” or “Special Event”) are eligible for the Best New Documentary Award or Best New Narrative Award. The Festival in its sole discretion may also consider North American or International Premieres for the Best New Narrative or Best New Documentary Awards. • All new Features (except those only shown in the “Gala”, "Tribeca Talks" or “Retrospectives”) are eligible for the “Audience Award,” regardless of section. • By invitation, Features written and/or directed by women having at least their North American Premieres at TF23 (except those only shown in the “Gala”, "Tribeca Talks" or “Retrospectives”) are eligible for the Nora Ephron Award. • All selected projects that are actually exhibited as part of the Tribeca Immersive competition programs during TF23 are eligible for any award(s) that may be given in connection with the Tribeca Immersive at TF23 (awards are not guaranteed and are determined from year to year in the Festival’s sole discretion).