2018 Tribeca Film Festival Live Stream Online,presented by AT&T, will open its 17th edition with the world premiere of LOVE, GILDA on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. … Gilda Radner captivated millions of television viewers as an original cast member of Saturday Night Live
Beginning on Wednesday, the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off another year of spotlighting fascinating movies, TV shows, and the latest projects from the world of virtual reality.
That isn’t even mentioning the anniversary screenings of treasured classics like “Schindler’s List” and “Scarface,” accompanied by talks with the legends behind the works.
But not everyone can make it to New York City to take in all the fun. Here are 14 movies showing at the fest that you should seek out when they are eventually released in theaters and streaming.
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced the members of ten juries, which reflect the tone and texture of the annual cultural showcase, which celebrates storytelling in film, television, virtual reality, music and games. The jurors will be tasked with honoring the new works of emerging and established members of the creative community with unique art awards and cash prizes as they present their works at the annual Festival. Mirroring the breadth of Tribeca’s programming, the team of jurors include acclaimed filmmakers, award-winning actors, noteworthy producers, and cultural leaders. The Festival takes place April 18-29 in New York City.
Over 35 industry professionals have been selected to award work covering both feature-length and short film categories comprised of narratives and documentary films as well as Storyscapes, the juried section of the Virtual Arcade, presented by AT&T. The jurors will also present the Tribeca X Award, celebrating branded storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment.
The Festival will announce the winner of the sixth annual Nora Ephron Award, presented by CHANEL, which will be selected by a jury composed of women firmly entrenched in the entertainment industry. The award was created to honor the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron.
“Each year we engage some of the most seasoned members of the creative community to collaborate with us on our juries,” commented Jane Rosenthal, co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival and Executive Chair Tribeca Enterprises. “Whether it’s the Nora Ephron Award for a women filmmaker, the Albert Maysles Award for a new documentary director, or the Storyscape Award for immersive storytelling, we continue to grow and expand our Tribeca family with the help of the acclaimed artists and creators on our jury.”
The winning films, filmmakers, actors, and storytellers in each category will be announced at the Tribeca Film Festival Awards ceremony, sponsored by Chloe Wine Collection, at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 26.
Following is a list of all 2018 Festival jurors and their respective categories.
The good news for anyone who finds the Tribeca Film Festival daunting is that the event, which starts Wednesday, is about the same size as last year’s slimmed-down edition — not that that’s terribly slim. At 101 new features, the program is smaller than Sundance’s was in January but larger than the typical official selection at Cannes, which takes place in May.
Without the auteurs or marquee titles of those festivals, Tribeca can leave the average moviegoer lost for guidance. Plot summaries aren’t much use, given that the festival often appears to have two films for every premise. (Interested in a satire about buffoons who try to market an absurd product in China? You have options.)
The only way to find good movies at Tribeca is to watch them. That task requires long hours, an unflagging optimism that the next film might be a masterpiece and, mostly, a colossal stubborn streak. I’ve seen 40 new fiction features and documentaries and sampled about two dozen more. Here, in honor of the festival’s 17th year, are 17 titles I enjoyed.