Ever dreamed of taking a master class in filmmaking with Ron Howard? Your wish has been granted. The director/actor welcomed director Matthew Akers (Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present) and the Tribeca team into his hotel suite to share unconventional trade secrets springing from his own professional experiences. In this four-minute video, Howard makes a case for regular salt baths, milk drinkin’, and mild forms of self-flagellation - just in time for our announcement today of the 2015 Festival dates and submission deadlines!

Yes, it’s not what you’d expect from the two-time Oscar winner but even his most unorthodox methods speak to the core values of being a filmmaker: creativity, branding, collaboration, strategy and determination. So prospective TFF 2015 filmmakers, take Ron Howard’s advice (however tongue-in-cheek) to heart when coming up with your own coping mechanisms. The possibilities are endless!