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The Tribeca Festival 2024: everything you need to know

Our ultimate guide to Tribeca Film Festival in New York City including movie reviews, ticket info and more.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

The Tribeca Festival in 2024 is back with must-see 103 local indie features, documentaries, foreign films, the latest from big-name talent and the greatest from up-and-coming filmmakers. 

This edition of the festival reflects Tribeca Festival’s “activist roots” and showcases films that “speak to today’s political moment and inform voters ahead of the upcoming election.”

“Each year, the Tribeca Festival reflects our culture, capturing the essence of the present moment. We’re thrilled to showcase our 23rd edition, delving into captivating explorations of artificial intelligence with Demis Hassabis, thought-provoking discussions on the future of democracy, and so much more,” says Tribeca Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. “Storytelling possesses a remarkable ability to bring us together, offering hope in these challenging times. We eagerly anticipate engaging with audiences on difficult yet timely subjects.”

Even cooler, the festival includes films from 114 filmmakers across 48 countries, 86 world premieres, two international premieres, six North American premieres, and eight New York premieres. Half of the films in the competition are directed by women and 35% (36) of the films are directed by BIPOC filmmakers, and there are 30 films directed by first-time filmmakers.

We’ve got your complete one-stop guide to the Tribeca Festival: our personal must-see picks, movie screenings, ticket info, a list of nearby bars and restaurants and much more.

When is Tribeca Festival?

The 23rd annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place across Manhattan from June 5-16, 2024.

Where is Tribeca Festival?

The Beacon Theater, the OKX Theater at BMCC TPAC, Pier 57, Spring Studios “the Official Hub of Tribeca Festival,” SVA Theater, Village East by Angelika, and AMC 19th St. East 6.

What is on the line-up for Tribeca Festival?

Film highlights:

  • Jazzy with Lily Gladstone
  • Daddio starring Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn
  • Firebrand starring Alicia Vikander and Jude Law
  • Brats, directed by Andrew McCarthy, with Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, and Lea Thompson
  • Sacramento, directed by Michael Angarano, starring Michael Cera, Kristen Stewart, and Maya Erskine
  • Winter Spring Summer or Fall starring Jenna Ortega and Percy Hynes White
  • Liza: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story with Liza Minelli.
  • Group Therapy, including Neil Patrick Harris, Mike Birbiglia, and Tig Notaro
  • All That We Love stars Margaret Cho and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution features Lily Tomlin, Wanda Sykes, Rosie O’Donnell, Hannah Gadsby, and Joel Kim Booster

Music documentaries highlights:

  • They All Came Out To Montreux with Prince, Sting, Carlos Santana, Aretha Franklin, and Keith Richards
  • Satisfied about Renée Elise Goldsberry
  • Linda Perry: Let It Die Here with Linda Perry, Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile, and Christina Aguilera
  • Avicii - I’m Tim with Tim ”Avicii” Bergling, Chris Martin and David Guetta.

Renée Elise Goldsberry and Linda Perry will perform at the world premiere of their respective films.

TV highlights:

  • Hulu’s Mastermind: To Think Like A Killer, executive produced by Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning. It is about of Dr. Anne Burgess’ career and her successful journey to closing some of America’s most infamous criminal cases
  • Hollywood Black, executive produced by Justin Simien, is an examination of the Black experience in Hollywood featuring conversations with Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Ryan Coogler, and Ava DuVernay
  • Apple TV+’s Presumed Innocent is a legal thriller starring and executive produced by Jake Gyllenhaal, hailing from David E. Kelley and executive producer J.J. Abrams, also with Ruth Negga and Peter Sarsgaard.
  • ESPN’s In the Arena: Serena Williams is a masterclass in professional sports excellence, exploring the most pivotal and intimate moments of Serena Williams’ life and career
  • MSNBC’s The Turning Point: To Be Destroyed follows Dave Eggers in a fiery investigation of a local school district’s banning of his novel
  • Paramount+’s Melissa Etheridge: I’m Not Broken is an impactful two-part special about Melissa Etheridge’s bond with incarcerated women at the Topeka Correctional Facility and the power of music as a conduit of empathy and healing. Etheridge will perform a short acoustic set at the Beacon Theatre following the movie.


How do I get tickets?

Buy tickets at the official festival website as of April 30. Prices range from $60 to $1,350 depending on the time and day and the number of days you want to attend. You can purchase passes for individual days or the entire festival. Visit the official site for details.

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