The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival (April 13 – 24, 2016)

Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) 2016 yet again opening up its platform to showcase some of the finest films in its endeavor to define the experience of films and filmmaking by supporting filmmakers and introducing audiences to films they might not otherwise get to watch. The festival will kick off from April 13th and run until 24th.

Tribeca is a comprehensive distribution label dedicated to acquiring and marketing independent films across multiple platforms, including theatrical, video-on-demand, digital, home video and television.

This year in spotlight, there are films like: “All We Had” (directed by and starring Katie Holmes), “Custody” (Viola Davis), “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” (Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel, Maisie Williams), “Don’t Think Twice” (Keegan-Michael Key), “A Hologram for the King” (Tom Hanks), “The Family Fang” (Christopher Walken), “The Meddler” (Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne) and “Mr. Church” (Eddie Murphy).

Let’s have a peep into what’s there in the festival, as so communicated to the press.
This year, the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), has announced the Tribeca X Award, sponsored by GE, a new juried award for branded storytelling recognizing the intersection of advertising and entertainment.

The festival will open with the world premiere of Magnolia Pictures’ “The First Monday in May” on April 13th. Directed by Emmy Award nominated filmmaker Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside The New York Times) the intimate documentary looks at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended Costume Institute exhibition in history, “China: Through the Looking Glass.”

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TFF has also announced to screen feature films in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screening sections. The Spotlight section features 36 films, consisting of 18 narratives and 18 documentaries. 25 films in the selection will have their world premiere at the Festival.

The Midnight section will open with the World Premiere of the highly anticipated horror anthology, Holidays, from some of today’s most visionary genre filmmakers. Midnight is comprised of six world premieres. The section features the best in genre cinema, encompassing a diverse range of thriller, horror, comedy, and action films.

The Centerpiece film for this year’s Festival is the world premiere of the historical comedy Elvis & Nixon, directed by Liza Johnson and starring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon.

Tribeca Tune In with special focus on television will feature a combination of world premieres and special events, including season sneak peeks and finales. Tribeca Tune In features six season premieres, three sneak peeks and season finales, three conversations and four special events.

In addition, there are many others in line to be screened; this includes: 72 selected short films, 45 world premieres and 53 in competition at the Festival.

Picture Taken from [Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on the Manhattan set of TAXI DRIVER. Photo by Columbia Pictures.]
Besides, Martin Scorsese’s powerful psychological thriller Taxi Driver (1976) will celebrate its 40th Anniversary on April 21. Starring Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, and Cybill Shepherd, Directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader and produced by Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips, the film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Robert De Niro; and two Golden Globes. Director Martin Scorsese to join stars Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and writer Paul Schrader for post-screening conversation.

For more info, you may follow @Tribecaon Twitter or access the official Facebook page by going to

This post is written, edited and published by the Cinecelluloid staff.

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