The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has announced its World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, as well as the entries in the out-of-competition Viewpoints section. The Viewpoints section was established last year to highlight personal stories in international and independent cinema.
For the first time in TFF’s history, the competition sections will have designated opening night films in both the documentary and narrative categories. ‘The World Before Her’ will open the World Documentary competition, and ‘Yossi’ will mark the start of the World Narrative competition, on April 19.
Geoffrey Gilmore, the Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises, said “The competition of any festival represents a window into its character and its agendas. Tribeca’s competition annually showcases our desire to present exceptional work across a spectrum of storytelling, places of origin and aesthetics.” He added that this year’s selection presents “a balanced mix of American and international filmmaking.”
Frederic Boyer, the newly-appointed Artistic Director of TFF, said “To me the films in competition reflect the diversity and vitality of contemporary cinema. Diversity in the themes addressed through powerful storytelling, but also in filmmaking itself where the images, the sounds and the way of capturing the truth in human being is striking.”
More information about the films included in the competition can be found on TFF’s official website. The 11th annual festival runs April 18-29, 2012.
Written by: Karen Benardello