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Tribeca Film Festival Confirms 2019 Event & Submission Dates

VR gets a new award as interest expands yet again.

This April proved to be a busy one for those within the film making industry with an interest in virtual reality (VR) or other immersive technologies. The film festival season brought with it a flurry of news from filmmakers with new companies and creations both revealed for the first time. Amongst the busiest periods was that of the seventeenth annual Tribeca Film Festival, which once again went up a gear in how immersive experiences were represented.

Tribeca Film Festival 2019Now the New York based celebration of storytelling in the fields of television to VR and augmented reality (AR) to videogames and beyond, have confirmed both the dates and the deadlines for the 2019 edition. Once again, expansions are being made to the festival with one of these affecting VR, as following its debut a couple of years ago the Tribeca X Award (which celebrates experiences with an advertsing edge and that are tied to brands) will be expanded to a number of awards one of which will be for branded VR experiences.

Executive Vice President Paula Weinstein explained the expansion: “We have been impressed with the caliber of stories and creators submitting to Tribeca X to the point where we see a need to increase visibility for the work being done in branded entertainment by expanding with additional awards opportunities.”

Tribeca Film FestivalThe 2019 festival will take place between  April 24th and May 5th, 2019; however submissions for the 2019 festival will begin as soon as next week for those that want to enter.

Submission deadlines for the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

Feature and Short Films, Tribeca TV, Tribeca N.O.W., and Tribeca Immersive:

  • August 20, 2018 – Submissions Open
  • September 26, 2018 – Early Deadline
  • October 31, 2018 – Official Deadline
  • November 28, 2018 – Late Deadline

Tribeca X Award:

  • August 20, 2018 – Submissions Open
  • November 28, 2018 – Early Deadline
  • January 9, 2019 – Official Deadline
  • January 30, 2019 – Late Deadline

Submissions can be made here. With submission rules and additional information available here.

“The New York critical community has long been our compatriots in championing the most exciting new voices and trends in cinema.” Added Tribeca’s Director of Programming Cara Cusumano. “We look forward to discovering the new work [the judges] select, along with all the upcoming features, shorts, TV, VR, and online work from around the world as we officially open for submissions for Tribeca 2019.”

VRFocus will bring you more news about ext year’s Tribeca Film Festival as we get it.

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