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Tribeca Film Festival 2017

TriBeCa Film Festival. It can be describe as the perfect medium between an art gallery opening and a music festival. You can choose to go to a more lively interactive film screening or just relax and watch a document or simply just roam around the streets of the festival!  I spontaneously went here for a day and seriously was one of the best decisions of my life.

Festival does not do enough justice in describing what this is all about. It’s an experience.

The TriBeCa Film Festival is such an amazing time. You can enjoy it even if you’re not a film buff, but really you should watch more films. (Not popcorn flicks)

You have an opportunity to catch some great films and shorts that generate lots of buzz and could be potential Oscar recipients. They also have events for the public. This past year my girlfriend and I hit up the Saturday fair. It was lots of fun. They had lots of games, exhibitions, vendors giving out merch. Even the restaurants around the area were getting in on the action. They offered deals and specials all day long to attract the crowds. Food trucks galore as well.

This past year we saw The Bomb. It was a 360 experience, surrounded by floor to ceiling screens, and a live band in the middle doing the score. It was breathtaking.

If you’ve never been to the TriBeCa film festival before you’re missing out.

What I love about this Festival is that it’s almost like a hidden gem (but not). This is my chance to see great films that aren’t mainstream, hobnob with the celebs (ahem, I talking to you Quinn from Homeland, Sam Rockwell and others) as well as meet some interesting people.

For example, I see the same beautiful woman come solo to every movie for the past four years and sit in the same seat every time. She gets the baller VIP package and reserves her seat ahead of time. She’s an icon. Every year we chat it up and it’s almost something I look forward to (cheeeeezy I know) but, hey it happens.

This year I met a super cool movie buff from Philly who spends his time hitting up Film Festivals – NYC, Toronto, Nantucket – all on his free time. That’s his thing, and he was pretty friggin knowledgeable about his movies. We ended up sitting next to each other at another movie and had a lovely time.

A few pro tips:
1. Try to see the premieres at BMCC. You’ll need to get there an hour before to reserve a space in line to just get a seat but usually these are the red carpet premieres and the actors and director are there for a Q&A.
2. Again, once tickets are purchased still get in line early to reserve prime seats.
3. I think that’s it.

This review is prompting me to want to make a documentary on people who are super into Film Festivals and travel the world going to them. A movie about movies about movies. Too much?

Regardless, if you’re into movies, have an AMEX card with a few hundred bucks to spend (each film is about $25) do it, it’s definitely a memorable and fun experience.

 

New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) 2015

 New York City International Film Festival

NYCIFF

Announces Schedules and Films

 April 30 to May 7, 2015

NYC, NY – 4/8/15 – The 6th Annual New York City International Film Festival will kick off with an Opening Gala, Red Carpet Black Tie event at the DGA Theatre,110 West 57th Street, New York, NY. It will be followed by the North American Premiere of Phantom Halo, a film from USA, directed by Antonia Bodganovich. Also in  attendance will be  Peter Bodganovich, and the following cast members; Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Rebecca Romijn. 

For 2015, NYCIFF is proud to introduce its major sponsor AirBNB. A special award for The Best International Feature Film will be sponsored and presented by AirBNB at the close of the Film Festival.

This year, the NYCIFF has an excellent line-up of films, with over 100 selections, including shorts, full-length features and documentaries from the USA and 27 countries around the world. Once again providing filmmakers with an opportunity to have their World or North American Premiere presented in New York City.

Every evening throughout the festival there will be a red carpet event, to promote a selected film in order to introduce it to the press and media. Each event will include photo opportunities on the step & repeat with members of the cast and crew of the film to delight  the audience.

On Friday May 1st, NYCIFF will present an exclusive VIP red carpet event at the DGA theatre to introduce, William Shatner who will be presenting his film, Chaos on the Bridge, followed by a special Star Trek Q&A.

The 4rd Annual LATINO FILM DAY will be held In TIMES SQUARE (Father Dufy Sq.) on Tuesday, May 5 (CINCO DE MAYO). NYCIFF will screen the best films from Latin America. At 6:00 pm there will be a red carpet event for the press and media, including a reception until 7:30 PM, followed by the screening at8PM.

The Closing Gala Awards night will take place on May 7th at The Regal Cinema Union Square, New York City, and will include a presentation of Awards in all categories of Shorts and Feature films. For tickets and schedule information, visit the website at http://www.nyciff.com

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