This eclectic shorts program showcases winners of the Stoli Emerging Filmmaker Award and the 3rd Babelgum Online Film Festival, created to celebrate and reward the very best in international independent short filmmaking. Chaired by film-world luminaries Richard Linklater, Sally Potter, Jean-Pierre Bekoto, Annie Sundberg, Eric Watson, Jason Wishnow, and Carlos Battilana, the screening is scheduled to include winners and runners-up in four categories: Narrative Shorts (story-based, fictional, live-action films in any genre); Animation (stop-motion, anime, hand-drawn, CGI, paper-cut, etc); Documentary (observational, narrated, real-life storytelling); and Nonnarrative Shorts (live-action artists' film and video); plus the Best Viral Short and BOFF 3 grand prize winner.
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When a group of transgender women are violently beaten and left for dead, the violated vixens turn deadly divas in this hilariously campy homage to the exploitation films of the '70s and '80s ("Transploitation," anyone?). Loaded with bodacious bods and extreme violence, this revenge fantasy proves that it takes more than balls to get even. | Read MoreComedy
Experimental filmmakers Dustin Thompson and Kathryn Ramey (Yanqui Walker and the Optical Revolution, screening with The Travelogues) explore, in richly textured and multilayered fashion, journeys of adventure and conquest. The Travelogues views the natural and manmade landscape through the lens of the filmmaker's imagination, and Yanqui Walker portrays real-life American William Walker's ascent to the presidency of Nicaragua in 1856, raising compelling questions about perception and the construction of history. | Read More
Documentary filmmaking is no walk in the park. The demanding conditions, inexhaustible research, mobile subjects, and sometimes impossible access is enough to make any documentarian's head spin. Even the most weathered of the bunch will run into obstacles, but with a few tricks and the correct preparation and equipment, nothing is unattainable. Join Alexandra Codina (Monica & David), Thorkell Hardarson (Feathered Cocaine), Danish director Michael Madsen (Into Eternity), Jon Small (Last Play at Shea), and reps from Panavision as they discuss the joys and the dramas of capturing true stories. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter's Georg Szalai. | Read More
As the landscape of nonfiction film continues to evolve in today's complex market, the documentary form has taken on a more central role in filmmaking around the world. For more than 20 years, Sheila Nevins and HBO Documentary Films have been at the forefront of exposing innovative new documentary films to a wider audience. Join us for a conversation with Sheila Nevins to hear her perspective with Tribeca's own Geoff Gilmore, as they candidly discuss why documentaries are more important today than ever before. | Read More
Filmmakers know what's important in making their film: the best script, the best actors, and getting the biggest bang for every dollar spent on production. Whether it's $100,000 or $100 million, managing resources and getting the utmost creative impact out of the budget is key. Attend this panel with SAP, the world's leading software company to the major film studios, as they show you a solution that can help guide independent filmmakers and producers through the bumpy roads of filmmaking from pre-production through post-production. Join Craig Cohen, producer of Beware the Gonzo, Jen Gatien, producer of Meskada,
Jordan Horowitz, producer of Meet Monica Velour, and SAP representatives as they discuss what to do after your film is financed and how the right software can be your A+ support system through thick and thin. Moderated by SAP's Scott Barrows. | Read More
Depending on who you ask, the landscape of film distribution is changing either for the better or worse. So which is it? Is the sky really falling on the film industry? Join filmmakers, sales agents, and distributors in a discussion about enabling independent film and filmmakers to reach audiences and make money in this digital landscape. Panelists include Eamonn Bowles, president of Magnolia Pictures, Ted Hope, producer/partner of This Is That Productions, Efe Cakarel, founder and CEO of The Auteurs, Arvind Ethan David, CEO of Slingshot Studios and producer of The Infidel, Paul Cohen, president of Red Hills Releasing, Nikkole Denson-Randolph, VP of specialty and alternative content for AMC Theatres, and Marc Simon, partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP. Moderated by Geoff Gilmore, chief creative officer of Tribeca Enterprises. | Read More
There are a million and one ways to tell a story, and twice as many stories to tell. Whether it's a comedy, romance, noir, horror, or sci-fi, the look of a film has a major role in determining and defining the tone. But does the visual style define genre or does genre dictate visual style? The collaboration of directors and cinematographers results in the ability to capture and convey narrative through the use of shadow, darkness, and light. The gasp of fear or a feeling of nostalgia can be achieved by a gel on a lens or the framing of the scene. Join writer/director Lee Isaac Chung(Lucky Life), writer/direct Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky), Jon Kilik (producer of Babel and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), cinematographers Nancy Schreiberand (Every Day) and Lance Acord (Where the Wild Things Are, Lost in Translation), and other TFF filmmakers and cinematographers in a discussion that proves there is always more than meets the eye. Moderated by Filmmaker Magazine's Brandon Harris.
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