Tribeca Film Festival sheds light on diversity in directing

By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Tribeca film festival returns this April 24th through May 5th.

The co-founders of the festival Robert DeNiro and Jane Rosenthal sat down to talk about this year’s program that includes 103 films and 124 filmmakers.

"The whole thing is really great, and I like feeling, or being part of something that will actually, hopefully be part of New York City tradition for years to come," De Niro told 1010 WINS.

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Diversity is a significant theme in this year's festival, half of the films in three sections were directed by women.

"That's the beauty of what film festivals are, to have voices, and have stories that you don't normally see," Rosenthal said.

The lineup of feature films will also showcase new names and faces, with 42 first time filmmakers. Forty percent of the feature films have one or more women directors, people of color directed twenty-nine percent of the films and thirteen percent of the features are by individuals who identify as LGBTQIA.

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For more information on this year's films, Tribeca Immersive or the "Tribeca Talks" Director's Series, click here.

About the Tribeca Film Festival:

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, brings visionaries and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, VR, gaming, music, and online work. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment. The Festival champions emerging and established voices; discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates innovative experiences; and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances.

The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Now in its 18th year, the Festival has evolved into a destination for creativity that reimagines the cinematic experience and explores how art can unite communities.

More Information:

Single ticket costs are $23.00 for evening and weekend screenings, $12.00 for weekday matinee screenings, $30.00 for special screenings and Tribeca TV, $40.00 for Tribeca Talks and Tribeca Immersive, and $15 for Tribeca Cinema360.

Tickets can be purchased:

Online at

Telephone at (646) 502-5296 or toll-free at (866) 941-FEST (3378).

Also available for purchase now is The Hudson Pass, an all-access pass to screenings and talks taking place at BMCC, Regal Battery Park Stadium, Village East Cinema, and SVA theaters as well as full access to all events at the Festival Hub at Spring Studios, which includes VR and Immersive projects, Movies Plus screenings and access to festival lounges.

Packages and passes are now available for purchase on the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival App, on iTunes and Google Play.

Single tickets cost $24.00 for evening and weekend screenings, $12.00 for weekday matinee screenings, $30.00 for Tribeca TV and Movies Plus $40.00 for Tribeca Talks panels and $40.00 for Tribeca Immersive. Single ticket sales begin Tuesday, March 26 and can be purchased online through the film guide or the call center.

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