Tribeca Film Festival in April: Tips, Tickets, Schedule & more

The Tribeca Film Festival is an amazing film fest for independent films! Many kinds of indie films, amazing Q&A sessions and panel discussions with people of the entertainment industry such as famous actors, directors, producers, writers, influencers and more.

It’s a great event to attend with a nice and inspiring atmosphere! A good opportunity to see great movies that aren’t mainstream. Plus you get the chance to meet some celebrities and ask them questions!


Try booking your tickets in advance! Especially those movies with a Q&A session at the end or “Tribeca Talks” with celebrities that will most likely be sold out.

Even if you have a ticket, get there an hour early to grab a good seat and to ensure the entry to the event.

If you’re attending a Panel Discussion try to arrive early to grab a good seat 😉

Try to see the premieres!

The Q&A sessions and panels are great and inspiring. My favorites!

  • VARIOUS INDEPENDENT FILMS: documentaries, narrative features, shorts, world premieres, directorial debuts, family-friendly films
  • PANEL DISCUSSIONS with personalities in the entertainment world
  • MUSIC LOUNGE produced with ASCAP showcasing artists
  • FESTIVAL ARTISTS AWARDS: every year, world-renowned artists create awards presented to select winning filmmakers at the Tribeca Film Festival. It’s free and open to the public.

Event Hashtag: #Tribeca2019

Tribeca Film Festival: Website

When is the Tribeca Film Festival 2019?

April 24 to May 5, 2019.

An annual event that takes place in NYC in April.

Who’s this event for?



Lower Manhattan, NYC. Many locations:

  • Festival Hub at Spring Studios: 50 Varick St. between Laight & Beach St.
  • SVA Theatre: 333 W 23rd St. between 8th & 9th Ave.
  • Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea: 260 W 23rd St. between 7th & 8th Ave.
  • Regal Cinemas Battery Park: Vesey St. between West St. & North End Ave.
  • Tribeca Performing Arts Center: 199 Chambers St. between West St. & Greenwich St.

Tribeca Film Festival Schedule

Click here to see the complete schedule of The Tribeca Film Festival 2016, days and times.

How to Book Tickets

Price range: $12 – $45 (a few are free!) each and Ticket Packages range from $55 to $6,000.

Click here to buy tickets:

  • Film Guide: evening/weekend, matinee
  • Tribeca Talks and special screenings
  • Tribeca Tune In
  • Storyscapes / Hacked
  • Virtual Arcade
  • TFI Interactive

2019 Film GuideClick here to view film guide and purchase individual tickets.

Tribeca Talks & EventsClick here to view all the events! Awesome panels with well-known people of the industry (actors, directors, producers, writers, etc). Some of them this year will be:

  • Guillermo Del Toro
  • Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro
  • Storytellers: Sarah Silverman with Mike Birbiglia
  • and more!

Rush Tickets: standby line 45 minutes prior to the event, when tickets are sold out. Same price as original tickets. Subject to availability.

There are no refunds, no exchanges, no resale.

More about the Tribeca Film Festival


It was established in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff. Founded to celebrate NYC as a major filmmaking center, and to add to the long haul recuperation of lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks.

Mission: “to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience.”

Featured Lineup 2018

A brief look at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Read more about the lineup 2019 here.



Feature Narrative

Zoe by Drake Doremus - Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Directed by Drake Doremus – World Premiere.

With a supporting cast including Theo James, Rashida Jones, and Christina Aguilera. A sci-fi romance about a computerized test that can determine the likelihood of successful partnership between two individuals, and androids have been designed as the ideal partners, ones who will never leave.

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The Fourth Estate

Feature Documentary

The Fourth Estate - Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Directed by Liz Garbus – World Premiere.

For the journalists at The New York Times, the election of Donald Trump presented a once in a generation challenge in how the press would cover a president who has declared the majority of the nation’s major news outlets “the enemy of the people.”

Liz Garbus credits include the Academy Award®-nominated films The Farm: AngolaUSAand What Happened, Miss Simone?, which opened Sundance in 2015 and went on to receive a Primetime Emmy® for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

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Duck Butter

Feature Narrative

Duck Butter - Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Directed by Miguel Arteta – World Premiere.

When Naima (Alia Shawkat) and Sergio (Laia Costa) meet at a club, they hit it off instantly, connecting over their disdain for the dishonesty they have experienced in their respective romantic relationships. They plan to spend the next 24 hours together, having sex on the hour. Above all, they commit to perfect honesty with each other. But their relationship in a vacuum doesn’t go as planned.

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Feature Narrative

Mapplethorpe - Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Directed by Ondi Timoner – World Premiere.

Robert Mapplethorpe’s portraits, images of calla lilies, and chronicles of New York City’s underground BDSM scene remain touchstones of 20th-century photography even now, nearly three decades after his death from complications of HIV/AIDS in 1989. Mapplethorpe revisits the titular photographer’s legacy, beginning at the moment just before he takes up residence in the Chelsea Hotel. There, Mapplethorpe begins to amass a portfolio of images—and, at the same time, to explore his formerly supressed attraction to men.

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The Saint Bernard Syndicate

Feature Narrative

The Saint Bernard Syndicate - Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Directed by Mads Brügger – New York Premiere.

Rasmus has been given some dire news: He has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S., and it won’t be long before his muscles give out. Fortunately, he’s just received an offer from an old boarding school acquaintance, Frederik, that’ll allow him to live life to the fullest, in his own awkward way. The duo head to China, with Rasmus as the primary investor and partner in Frederik’s scheme to sell Saint Bernard dogs as luxury items to the country’s middle class. The only catch: The world’s fastest-growing marketplace isn’t as easy to navigate as the two hapless Danes might have wished.

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Hope you enjoy the Tribeca Film Festival 🙂 Make the most out of New York!



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