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The Tribeca Festival 2023 guide

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 Film Festival in 2023 is back with must-see 109 local indie features, documentaries, foreign films, the latest from big-name talent and the greatest from up-and-coming filmmakers. 

The best part is, according to festival organizers, 41% of all feature films are directed by women and, for the first time, more than half of competition feature films are directed by women at 68%. Additionally, 36% of feature films are directed by BIPOC filmmakers, including two indigenous filmmakers. That’s the kind of line-up that we want to see!

“Over the course of 12 thrilling days, we invite audiences to explore the magic of storytelling as a powerful tool of democracy, activism, and social awareness,” Tribeca Festival Co-Founder and Tribeca Enterprises CEO Jane Rosenthal said in a statement. “We’re also proud to highlight the 50th anniversary of hip-hop as a culture-defining genre that originated right here in New York City, with insightful world premieres about beat-boxing legends and live performances from today’s top-charting musicians.”

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 Film Festival?

The 22nd annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place across Manhattan from June 7-18, 2023.

Where is Tribeca Film 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 Film Festival?

  • Films directed by actorsFirst Time Female Director by Chelsea Peretti; Maggie Moore(s) by John Slattery; Bucky F*cking Dent by David Duchovny; Downtown Owl by Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater; Eric LaRue by Michael Shannon; Fresh Kills by Jennifer Esposito; The Listener by Steve Buscemi; and Shortcomings by Randall Park.
  • 53 Documentary features, including the world premiere of Marvel’s first original documentary Stan Lee by David Gelb
  • Juneteenth programming under “Expressions of Black Freedom”: the world premiere of All Up in the Biz, a documentary about New York hip-hop legend Biz Markie, and the world premiere of Cinnamon, directed by Bryian Keith Montgomery Jr. and starring Damon Wayans and Pam Grier. 
  • Live events under Spotlight+: A performance from She Is The Music artists, curated by Alicia Keys; a performance by Sara Bareilles following the world premiere of Waitress, the Musical - Live on Broadway!; a performance from Gloria Gaynor after the world premiere of Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive; a conversation with news anchor Dan Rather and director Frank Marshall after the world premiere of Rather; a performance from Gogol Bordello after the world premiere of Scream of My Blood: A Gogol Bordello Story; a songwriting masterclass by Indigo Girls after the New York premiere of It’s Only Life After All; a musical Q&A with Marc Rebillet after the world premiere of Songs About Fucking; and more.
  • TV and NOW: eight series premieres and two first looks at returning classics, including Max’s Full Circle, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Dennis Quaid, Claire Danes, Timothy Olyphant, Zazie Beetz, and Jharrel Jerome; Prime Video’s The Horror Of Dolores Roach with Justina Machado; and BET+’s Diarra From Detroit, executive produced by Kenya Barris and written and starring Diarra Kilpatrick; and favorites The Walking Dead: Dead City and Outlander.

If you need a rundown of which films to see this year, we can help.

What is new this year at Tribeca Film Festival?

“Escape from Tribeca”: a “psychotronic sidebar” showing genre movies from around the world, including India’s big-budgeted visual feast Adipurush, directed by Om Raut and starring Prabhas and Kriti Sanon; and a 50th-anniversary screening of Enter the Dragon, followed by a talk with co-star Angela Mao and producer Andre Morgan about superstar performer and choreographer Bruce Lee and the production of the film.

How do I get tickets?

Buy tickets at the official festival website as of May 2. 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.

Plan your Tribeca Film Festival experience