New York City, April 18 – 29, 2012
Located in the fashionable downtown Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca, this festival is the spring event of choice for New Yorkers and visitors alike. Each year since its modest inception in 2002 it has grown and bloomed into a premier event with celebrities from the worlds of art, film and music appearing at its screenings and other programs. The Tribeca Film Festival draws over 3 million people to lower Manhattan, where film buffs view a variety of narrative and documentary features as well as short films, and attend its star-studded parties and informed lectures.
The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in the aftermath of 9/11. The tragedy sapped Tribeca of vitality, and the festival founders hoped to spur its economic and cultural revitalization through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. It has since showcased an eclectic variety of independent films, documentaries, narrative features, shorts, family-friendly films, panel discussions, and talks with stars of the film world.
Tribeca has recovered since the 9/11 attacks, as hip and prosperous as ever, and as the Tribeca Film Festival’s reputation has soared the quality and variety of films have improved each year. At the 2012 Festival, expect more of the same potent cocktail of celebrities in art, film, and music.
The Festival’s stated mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the film community and general public to experience the power of cinema, and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival supports emerging and established directors. Since its founding, it has screened over 1200 films from over 80 countries, and has attracted an international audience of more than 3.5 million attendees and generated an estimated $725 million in economic activity for New York City.
WHERE TO STAY: The Trump SoHo New York is surrounded by quirky galleries, upscale boutiques and fanciful restaurants, and is only a few blocks away from the Tribeca Film Festival. This 5 star hotel boasts spacious rooms, expansive city views, and book with us for complimentary upgrades until March 31st, 2012.
The Hotel Gansevoort is widely credited with transforming the Meatpacking District from gritty to fabulous. Whether to dine at Tanuki Tavern, swim in the Plunge rooftop pool, or spend a blissful day shopping the cobblestoned streets of the Meatpacking District, guests continue to flock to Gansevoort New York. Book with us for complimentary upgrades and special amenities for suite reservations.
The SoHo Grand Hotel offers an atmosphere of SoHo-chic meets 19th century elegance, and is only a few blocks from the Festival. The lobby recalls a grand train station of a bygone era with its striking metal staircase, soaring ceilings, and mosaic tiles patterning the floor. Tantalize your tastebuds with gustatory delights from The Gallery or their outdoor eatery, The Yard.