The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 and quickly grew into one of the most popular and reputable festivals of its kind in the United States, and in fact, the entire world.
The Tribeca Film Event in NYC is an international affair whose mission is to exhibit New York City as a major center for filmmaking. Hundreds of films are exhibited with over 1,200 screenings, attracting many of the biggest names from the world of film. Hollywood stars are to be sighted in great numbers at the Tribeca Film Festival 2016.
Tribeca Film Festival History and Facts
Robert De Niro, Craig Hatkoff, and Jane Rosenthal started the festival after the attacks of Septempber 11, 2001, and the subsequent decline of activity in the neighborhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It is staged in late April. This vibrant neighborhood for the arts was sharply revitalized due in large part to the attraction of this world famous film festival and its high-profile founders. Over 150,000 people attended the very first Tribeca Film Event in NYC in 2002.
A spectrum of genres is covered, from short films and documentaries to independent feature films. The Tribeca Film Festival is notable for offering a fantastic selection of mainstream and independent films for its viewing guests. The festival hands out awards in categories such as Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best New York Narrative, and Best New Narrative Filmmaker.
Tickets to Tribeca Film Festival
There are a number of ticket packages for visitors of Tribeca Film Festival 2016. You can purchase single-day passes, as well as a variety of ticket packages including VIP offerings. The VIP package grants you admission to all of the gala events where you will have VIP seating and a dedicated concierge staff. In fact, you will have a dedicated concierge staff at your attention the entire festival. The staff is trained to help provide insights and guidance on NYC events, films, and other attractions throughout the duration of the event. There are also discount packages for people who wish to attend the festival without spending too much money. A few example of these include the Matinee Film Tickets Package, the Documentary Film Fan Ticket Package, and the Opening Weekend Ticket Package.
Directions to Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca is located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. If you live in the city you have the option of using any number of trains to get to this part of the city. The route for out-of-towners will simply depend upon where you are coming from. A likely route from the west is the Holland Tunnel (I-78), which takes you right into the heart of the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Lodging near Tribeca Film Festival
There are hundreds upon hundreds of hotels in New York City, from luxury hotels to cheap hotels and everything in between, and a large number in the Lower East Side alone. The Lower East Side, including Tribeca, is a hip part of town where there are some very cool accommodations. It is well worth noting, if you wish to stay on the Lower East Side during the festival, that you book your accommodations as far in advance as possible. Hotels fill up quickly during this time.