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Artist Prune Nourry will present her new documentary Serendipity at Tribeca Film Festival 2019

The Most Complete Annotated Overview of Women Filmmakers at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

By Nora Lee Mandel



Tribeca Film Festival announced that in 2019 the three competition sections consist of 50% women directed films, 40% of the feature films have one or more women directors, and female filmmakers directed 45% of the shorts selections, though the Festival encompasses a myriad of categories and special screenings. “Films” now extend beyond the theatrical screen to varying lengths and intended distribution, including streaming platforms, television (pilots, “episodic” or “short form”), interactive virtual reality, and more.

By my count of what work women filmmakers were in control as creative artists, the Festival altogether presents 45 features; 32 short films; 12 in the various immersive storytelling projects; six television projects; 11 N.O.W. (New Online Work); two finalists for the X Award that use storytelling to combine advertising and entertainment. Many were World, International, U.S., or New York premieres, with their makers attending at Manhattan theaters from April 24 to May 5, 2019 for the 18th annual showcase.

The anticipated centerpiece of the Festival each year for me is the Nora Ephron Award. The guidelines this year are that the award will go to: “One narrative film directed by or written by a woman making its World or International Premiere will receive the Nora Ephron Award, which recognizes a woman who embodies the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron.” As in previous years, the Festival Press Office would not commit to identifying the award-eligible films in advance. I presumed 15 possibly eligible films, in competition and non-competition categories. I also continue to be the only film critic to follow previous Ephron Award winners.
The jurors for the 2019 Nora Ephron Award are: Debra Messing, actress/activist; Chloë Sevigny, actress/director; and DeWanda Wise, actress/producer.
My commentary on the Ephron Award, 2019 and past, will be posted at FF2 Media.


I also spotlight what I call “Women Crew-Ed Films” (just don’t say it out-loud), the work of women collaborators in the Festival’s feature and short films, television offerings, N.O.W. (New Online Work) shorts for online platforms and “immersive” virtual reality projects (though I’m not sure of those nomenclatures-in-charge) – writers, cinematographers, editors, and composers. Some of these artists may be future directors, but all are in the pool for future work-to-watch.

This report is, therefore, the most complete overview with commentary of all the work by women credited at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. (Even I won’t get to see all of them, including weeks of follow-up trying, and I give up waiting for all the V.R. and games.) But let me know if I’ve accidentally excluded any work! Many of the films not already picked up for commercial theatrical or network/platform distribution continue on the festival circuit around the U.S. and world, particularly the shorts. So you will still have opportunities to see these women filmmakers’ work that I will recommend.

The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund 2019 grantees did not include any women directors, unlike past years. I am particularly looking forward to seeing in the near future Jessica Oreck’s One Man Dies a Million Times, which, oddly, is premiering at other film festivals this spring.

NORA EPHRON AWARD-ELIGIBLE: FEATURE NARRATIVE FILMS BY WOMEN WRITER/DIRECTORS AT 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL: presumed

American Woman
Blow The Man Down
Buffaloed
Clementine
CRSHD
Flawless (Haneshef)
Good Posture
Initials SG (Iniciales SG)
Lost Transmissions
Lucky Grandma (辛運的奶奶)
Pearl
A Regular Woman (Nur Eine Frau)
The Short History of the Long Road
Stray Dolls
White As Snow (Blanche Comme Neige)


OTHER NARRATIVE FEATURES WRITTEN/DIRECTED BY WOMEN DIRECTORS AT 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
37 Seconds
Charlie Says
Flesh Out (Il Corpo Della Sposa)
House Of Hummingbird (Beol-sae)
Knives and Skin
The Weekend


DOCUMENTARY FEATURES DIRECTED BY WOMEN AT 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
After Parkland
All I Can Say
American Factory
At the Heart of Gold
Circus of Books
Devil’s Pie – D’Angelo
The Dog Doc
Framing John DeLorean
Leftover Women
Martha: A Picture Story
One Child Nation
Other Music
Picture Character
Scheme Birds
Seahorse
Watson
A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem


SHORTS DIRECTED BY WOMEN AT 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

NARRATIVE SHORTS
Black Hat
Driving Lessons
East of the River
Hook Up 2.0
Hunting Season
I Think She Likes You
Jebel Banat
Lady Hater
Maja
My Mother’s Eyes
Night Swim
Ponyboi
Snare
Street Flame
This Perfect Day
Twist
War Paint
Westfalia


DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
After Maria
American Truths
Ballet After Dark
The Boxers of Brule
Framing Agnes
If There Is Light
Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You're A Girl)
A Love Song For Latasha
Mack Wrestles
Reality Baby
St. Louis Superman
A Tale Of Two Kitchens
Who Says I Can’t
Xmas Cake – This American Shelf-Life


SPECIAL SCREENINGS
The Good, The Bad, The Hungry Gala
I Am Human
Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound
Prune Nourry and Serendipity
The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion


SPECIAL EVENTS
Rashida Jones
Sarah Silverman


TRIBECA TV
The Hot Zone
Tuca & Bertie
Vida


TRIBECA TV: PILOT SEASON
Halfway
Lady Liberty
Unimundo 45


N.O.W. (NEW ONLINE WORK) SHOWCASE
Anne+
Darlin
Frame By Frame
The Future Is Then
Motherstruck
Neurotica
Obits
Passing: A Family In Black & White
La Reina De Watermelon Thump
El Vacio
Walk Run Cha cha


X AWARDS FINALISTS WITH WOMEN DIRECTORS:
History of Memory
SISTERHOOD: “Action”


TRIBECA IMMERSIVE WITH WOMEN CREATORS: VIRTUAL REALITY
12 Seconds of Gunfire: The True Story of a School Shooting
Another Dream
The Collider
Dr. Who: The Runaway
Ello
Girl Icon
Into the Light
The Key
Traitor
Unceded Territories
Water Melts
Wolves In The Walls: It's All Over


WOMEN CREW-ED: WITH WOMEN WRITERS, CINEMATOGRAPHERS, EDITORS AND COMPOSERS AT 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Special Screenings
The Apollo
Ask Dr. Ruth
It Takes A Lunatic
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice


Narrative Features
Aamis
Burning Cane
Dreamland
Driveways
Lost Bayou
Low Tide
Luce
The Place Of No Words
Roads
See You Yesterday
Swallow
This Is Not Berlin
Whiteout
Wild Rose


Documentary Features
17 Blocks
Changing the Game
For They Know Not What They Do
Maiden
Mystify: Michael Hutchence
The Quiet One
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Rewind
Sublime
A Taste of Sky
XY Chelsea


Shorts

Narrative Shorts
Master Maggie
Metronome (In Time)
Mind My Mind
Rogers and Tilden


Documentary Shorts
Lazarus


Tribeca TV
On Tour With Asperger's Are Us


N.O.W. (New Online Work)
Kiss of the Rabbit God
Sweater


Immersive: Virtual Reality
7 Lives
Armonia
Ashe ‘68
Cave


NORA EPHRON AWARD-ELIGIBLE FILMS BY WOMEN DIRECTORS AT 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
American Woman
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Semi Chellas; Editor: Lindsay Allikas; Composer: Lesley Barber (Canada) (World Premiere in “Spotlight”)

Blow The Man Down
Synopsis & Trailer
Directors/Writers: Danielle Krudy and Bridget Savage Cole (USA) (World Premiere in Competition)

Buffaloed
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Tanya Wexler (USA) (World Premiere in “Spotlight”)

Clementine
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Lara Jean Gallagher; Composer: Katy Jarzebowski (USA) (World Premiere in Competition)

CRSHD
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer/Co-Editor: Emily Cohn; Cinematographer: Saaniya Zaveri; Co-Editor: Editor: Michelle Botticelli (USA) (World Premiere in “Viewpoints”)

Flawless (Haneshef)
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director/Co-Writer: Tal Granit (Israel, Germany) (World Premiere in Competition)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/28 5:00PM
My commentary on the Jewish women.


Good Posture
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Dolly Wells; Editor: Adelina Bichis (UK, USA) (World Premiere in “Spotlight”)

Initials SG (Iniciales SG)
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director/Co-Writer: Rania Attieh (Argentina, Lebanon, USA) (World Premiere in Competition)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/28 1:30pm.


Lost Transmissions
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Katharine O'Brien (USA) (World Premiere in “Spotlight”)

Lucky Grandma (辛運的奶奶)
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Co-Writer: Sasie Seal; Co-Writer: Angela Cheng; Editor: Hye Mee Na (USA) (World Premiere in “Viewpoints”)

A Regular Woman (Nur Eine Frau)
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Sherry Hormann; Cinematographer: Judith Kaufmann; Editor: Bettina Böhler (Germany) (World Premiere in Competition)

The Short History of the Long Road
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Ani Simon-Kennedy; Cinematographer: Cailin Yatsko; Composer: Morgan Kibby (USA) (World Premiere in Competition)

Stray Dolls
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Co-Writer: Sonejuhi Sinha; Composer: Gingger Shankar (USA) (World Premiere in Competition)

White As Snow (Blanche Comme Neige)
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Co-Writer: Anne Fontaine; Editor: Annette Dutertre (France) (World Premiere in Competition)
Cohen Media Group will distribute in U.S.

OTHER NARRATIVE FEATURES DIRECTED BY WOMEN DIRECTORS AT 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

37 Seconds
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Hakari (Japan, Thailand) (North American Premiere in “Viewpoints”)

Charlie Says
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Mary Harron; Writer: Guinevere Turner (USA) (North American Premiere in “Spotlight”)
IFC Films will release theatrically on May 10 with national-roll out to follow.

Flesh Out (Il Corpo Della Sposa)
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Co-Writer: Michela Occhipinti; Co-Writer: Simona Coppini; Cinematographer: Daria D’Antonio (Italy) (North American Premiere in Competition)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/27 5:30pm


House Of Hummingbird (Beol-sae)
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Bora Kim; Editor: Zoe Sua Cho (South Korea, USA) (North American Premiere in Competition)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/27 2:30pm


Knives and Skin
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Jennifer Reeder (USA) (North American Premiere in “Midnight”)

Pearl
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Co-Writer: Elsa Amiel; Editors: Sylvie Lager and Caroline Detournay (France, Switzerland) (North American Premiere in “Viewpoints”)

The Weekend
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Stella Meghie; Editor: Shannon Baker Davis (USA) (New York Premiere in “Critics’ Week”)
My review close to the Festival premiere on 5/3 6:30pm


DOCUMENTARY FEATURES DIRECTED BY WOMEN AT 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

After Parkland
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director Emily Taguchi (USA) (World Premiere in “Spotlight”)

All I Can Say
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Directors Taryn Gould and Colleen Hennessy; Editor Taryn Gould (USA) (World Premiere in “Viewpoints”)

American Factory
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Directed by Julia Reichert (USA) (New York Premiere in “Critics' Week”)

At the Heart of Gold
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Erin Lee Carr; Editor: Cindy Lee (USA) (World Premiere at “Spotlight”)
HBO broadcast will premiere May 3.
My review after Festival premiere on 4/25 6pm


Circus of Books
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Rachel Mason; Cinematographer: Gretchen Warthen; Editor: Kathryn Robson (USA) (World Premiere in “Viewpoints”)

Devil’s Pie – D’Angelo
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer/Cinematographer: Carine Bijlsma; Editors: Yael Bitton and Annelotte Medema (Netherlands, UK, USA) (World Premiere in “Spotlight”)

The Dog Doc
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Cindy Meehl (USA) (World Premiere in Competition)

Framing John DeLorean
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director Sheena M. Joyce; Co-Writer for Narrative Scenes: Alexandra Orton; Co- Composer: Brooke Blair (USA) (World Premiere in “Spotlight”)
Sundance Selects releases in select U.S. theaters and VOD on June 7. Universal Pictures will do international distribution.
My review after Festival premiere on 4/30 8:30pm


The Good, The Bad, The Hungry
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Nicole Lucas Haimes (USA) (World Premiere in “Gala Special Screenings”)
In Tribeca ESPN Sports Film Festival
Is this assured showing on ESPN in their 30-by-30 doc series?



Leftover Women
Synopsis & Trailer
Directors/Writers: Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia; Editor: Joelle Alexis (Israel) (World Premiere in Competition)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/27 8:30pm.


Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Midge Costin; Writer: Bobette Buster; Cinematographer: Sandra Chandler; Composer: Allyson Newman (USA) (World Premiere in “Movies Plus”)
After the Premiere screening: A master class conversation with sound designers and editors from the film includes sound editor Midge Costin, Kay Rose Professor in the Art of Dialogue & Sound Editing at USC Cinematic Arts.
My review after Festival premiere on 4/29 5pm


Martha: A Picture Story
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Selina Miles (Australia, Germany, USA, Brazil) (World Premiere in “This Used To Be New York”)

One Child Nation
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director/Co-Cinematographer/Editor: Nanfu Wang; Co-Director: Jialing Zhang (China, USA) (New York Premiere in “Viewpoints”)
Amazon release.

Other Music
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director/Co-Cinematographer: Puloma Basu; Co-Editor: Amy Scott (USA) (World Premiere in “This Used To Be New York”)

Picture Character
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director: Martha Shane; Co-Cinematographers: Emily Topper and Lucy Martens (USA, Germany, Japan, Argentina, Austria, UK, Scotland) (World Premiere in “Spotlight”)

Prune Nourry andSerendipity
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Prune Nourry
The World Premiere was held last month at Doc Fortnight: The Museum of Modern Art’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media (photo above).
After the Screening: A conversation with Director/Artist Prune Nourry and Columbia University Professor and author Rita Charon. Followed by “drinks and bites inspired by Nourry’s work”.

The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion
Synopsis & Trailer
After the Premiere Screening: A special musical performance inspired by the film
Co-Director: Lisa Cortés; Co-Director/Co-Editor: Farah X; Cinematographers: Alice Brooks, Nausheen Dadabhoy and Jendra Jarnagin; Editors: R.A. Fedde and Sarah Laties (USA) (World Premiere in “Movies Plus”)

Scheme Birds
Synopsis & Trailer
Directors/Writers: Ellen Fiske and Ellinor Hallin; Cinematographer: Ellinor Hallin; Editor: Hanna Lejonqvist (Scotland, Sweden) (World Premiere in Competition)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/26 5:45pm.


Seahorse
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer/Co-Cinematographer: Jeanie Finlay; Editor: Alice Powell; Composer: Tara Crème (UK) (World Premiere in Competition)

Watson
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Producer: Lesley Chilcott (USA, Costa Rica, Tonga) (World Premiere in Competition)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/25 6pm


A Woman's Work: The NFL's Cheerleader Problem
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Cinematographer: Yu Gu; Editor: Victoria Chalk; Composer: Allyson Newman (USA, UK) (World Premiere in Competition)
In Tribeca ESPN Sports Film Festival

SPECIAL EVENTS WITH WOMEN CREATIVE MULTI-HYPHENATES AT 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Rashida Jones
Description
Actor, director, screenwriter and producer in “Tribeca Talks – Storytellers”

Sarah Silverman
Description
Comedian, writer, performer and producer in “Tribeca Talks – Storytellers”

SHORTS BY WOMEN DIRECTORS AT 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Narrative Shorts

Black Hat
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Sarah Smith; Editor: Inger Longren (USA) (New York Premiere in “Roads Less Traveled”)

Driving Lessons
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Marziyeh Riahi (Iran) (North American Premiere in “Express Yourself”)

East of the River
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer/Editor: Hannah Peterson (USA) (New York Premiere in “Roads Less Traveled”)

Hook Up 2.0
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Dana Nachman; Cinematographer: Dominique Martinez USA) (New York Premiere in “Funhouse”)

Hunting Season
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Shannon Kohli; Writer: Hannah Levien (Canada) (New York Premiere in “WTF”)

I Think She Likes You
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Bridey Elliott; Writers: Teresa Lee and Christine Medrano; Cinematographer: Carissa Dorson (USA) (New York Premiere in “Funhouse”)

Jebel Banat
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer/Editor: Sharine Atif (Egypt) (North American Premiere in “Roads Less Traveled”)

Lady Hater
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Alexandra Barreto (USA) (World Premiere in “Funhouse”)

Maja
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Co-Writer: Marijana Jankovic; Editor: Jenna Mangulad (Denmark) (New York Premiere in “Express Yourself”)

My Mother’s Eyes
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor: Jenny Wright (UK) (New York Premiere in “Animated Shorts Curated by Whoopi Goldberg”)
Night Swim
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Co-Writer/Co-Editor: Victoria Rivera; Co-Writer: Neda Jebelli; Co-Editor: Julienne Jones; Cinematographer: Allison Anderson (USA) (World Premiere in “Streetwise”)

Ponyboi
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director/Writer: River Gallo; Co-Director: Sadé Clacken Joseph; Cinematographer: Madeline Leach (USA) (New York Premiere in “Express Yourself”)

Snare
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Co-writer: Madeleine Gottlieb (Australia) (New York Premiere in “Roads Less Traveled”)

Street Flame
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer/Editor: Katherine Propper (USA) (New York Premiere in “Express Yourself”)

This Perfect Day x
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer/Editor: Lydia Rui; Cinematographer: Alice Stephens (Australia) (World Premiere in “Express Yourself”)

Twist
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer/Editor: Aly Migliori (USA) (World Premiere in “WTF”)

War Paint
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director: Taylor Bracewell (USA) (New York Premiere in “Express Yourself”) br>
Westfalia
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Haley Finnegan; Editor: Montana Loran (USA) (New York Premiere in “Funhouse”)

Documentary Shorts

After Maria
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Cinematographer: Nadia Hallgren (USA) (World Premiere in “No Short Cuts”)

American Truths
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director/Producer Clementine Briand; (USA) (World Premiere in “Animated Shorts Curated by Whoopi Goldberg”)
Third (1820s) episode in the series The History of White People in America - 16 animated, musical shorts on race in America from the 17th century to the 21st.
With ITVS support, the first three episodes will be available online Summer 2019 on PBS’s Independent Lens.

Ballet After Dark
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: B. Monét; Co- Cinematographer: Colleen Kwok; Editor: Leticia Akel Escárate (USA) (World Premiere in Queen Collective Shorts screening with Queen Latifah with Dee Rees)

The Boxers of Brule
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Editor Jessie Adler; Composer: Alexandra Kalinowski (USA) (New York Premiere in “Sport Shorts”)
In Tribeca ESPN Sports Film Festival
Is this assured showing on ESPN? Usually, the women directors in their 30-by-30 doc series are only of such shorts.


Framing Agnes
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director Kristen Schilt; Cinematographer: Aubree Bernier-Clarke; Editor: Brooke Sebold; Composer: Becky Gebhardt (USA) (North American Premiere in “Forces of Nature”)

If There Is Light
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Haley Elizabeth Anderson; Co-Editor: Cheree Dillon (USA) (World Premiere in Queen Collective Shorts screening with Queen Latifah with Dee Rees)

Learning To Skateboard In A WarZone (If You're A Girl)
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Carol Dysinger; Cinematographer: Lisa Rinzler; Editor: Mary Manhardt; Composer: Sasha Gordon (UK) (World Premiere in “Life Preserver”)

A Love Song For Latasha
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Sophia Nahli Allison; Composer: Minna Choi; Animator: Adebukola Bodunrin (USA) (World Premiere in “No Short Cuts”)

Mack Wrestles
Synopsis & Trailer
Directors: Taylor Hess and Erin Sanger (New York Premiere in “Sports Shorts”)
In Tribeca ESPN Sports Film Festival)
Is this assured showing on ESPN? Usually, the women directors in their 30-by-30 doc series are only of such shorts.


Reality Baby
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Nodlag Houlihan; Cinematographer: Kate McCullough; Editor: Maeve O'Boyle (Ireland) (International Premiere in “No Short Cuts”)

St. Louis Superman
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director: Smriti Mundhra (USA) (New York Premiere in “Forces of Nature”)

A Tale Of Two Kitchens
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Co-Writer: Trisha Ziff; Co-Writer: Sheerly Avni (USA, Mexico) (World Premiere in “Life Preserver”)

Who Says I Can’t
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Kristen Lappas (World Premiere in “Sports Shorts”)
In Tribeca ESPN Sports Film Festival)
Is this assured showing on ESPN? Usually, the women directors in their 30-by-30 doc series are only of such shorts.


Xmas Cake – This American Shelf-Life
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Cinematographer/Editor: May Yam; Writer: Petra Hanson (USA) (World Premiere in “On Tour”)

TRIBECA TV

The Hot Zone
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Co- Creator: Kelly Souders (USA) (World Premiere)
After the Screening: The conversation will include showrunner Kelly Souders, executive producer Lynda Obst, and cast member Julianna Margulies.
National Geographic Channel will premiere on May 27, over three nights. This is a re-adaptation of Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (1994), whose research was supported by a grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a TFF sponsor.

Tuca & Bertie
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator: Lisa Hanawalt (USA) (World Premiere)
After the Screening: A conversation with stars Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish, and creator Lisa Hanawalt.
Netflix will premiere on May 3.

Vida
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator: Tanya Saracho (USA)
After the Screening: The conversation will include executive producer Tanya Saracho, and cast members Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada, Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, and Roberta Colindrez, moderated by Lynda Lopez (ABC Nightline). (World Premiere of Season 2)
Starz will premiere Season 2 of Vida on May 23, when the entire season will be available for bingeing on the app, and presumably On Demand.

TRIBECA TV: PILOT SEASON

Halfway House
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator/Writer: Katherine Craft; Cinematographer: Alison Kelly; Editor: Nena Hsu Erb (USA) (World Premiere)

Lady Liberty
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator/Writer: Julia Lindon; Director: Taylor Lee Nagel; Cinematographer: Sara Kinney (USA) (World Premiere)

Unimundo 45
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator/Writer: Claudia Forestieri; Director: Thembi Banks; Editor: Jessica Hernandez; Composer: Germaine Franco (USA) (World Premiere)
HBO commission.

N.O.W. (NEW ONLINE WORK) SHOWCASE

Anne+
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Valerie Bisscheroux; Writer: Maud Wiemeijer; Editors: Tessel de Vries and Augustine Huijsser (Netherlands) (World Premiere in “Reality Check”)

Darlin
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator/Cinematographer: Isabel Castro (USA) (World Premiere)
New York Times “Op-Docs–Featuring Stories of Immigration”

Frame By Frame
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator: Yvonne Michelle Shirley; Co-Editor: Stefani Saintonge (USA) (World Premiere “Reality Check”)

The Future Is Then
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator/Writer/Co-Editor: Sarah Salovaara; Cinematographer: Arlene Muller; Co-Editor Lucy Munger (USA) (World Premiere in “Headspace”)
BRIC TV

Motherstruck
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Co-Creator/Co-Writer: Staceyann Chin (based on her one-woman play); Project Co-Creator/Director/Co-Writer: Micaela Birmingham; (USA) (World Premiere in “Reality Check”)

Neurotica
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Project Creator: Laura Moss; Composer: Ariel Marx (USA) (World Premiere of episode 1, eureka! in “Headspace”)

Obits
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator/Writer; Alix Lambert (USA) (World Premiere)

Passing: A Family In Black & White
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator: Robin Cloud; Cinematographer: Amber Fares; Editor: Nathalie Karouni; • Composers: Amanda Delores and Patricia Jones (USA) (World Premiere)

La Reina De Watermelon Thump
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Co-Creator: Farihah Zaman (USA) (World Premiere)
New York Times “Op-Docs–Featuring Stories of Immigration”

El Vacio
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator/Cinematographer/Co-Editor: Deborah S Esquenazi (USA) (World Premiere)
New York Times “Op-Docs–Featuring Stories of Immigration”

Walk Run Cha cha
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator/Writer: Laura Nix; Cinematographer: Shana Hagan; Composer: Laura Karpman (USA) (World Premiere in “Headspace”)
New York Times “Op-Docs–Featuring Stories of Immigration”

X AWARD FINALISTS

History of Memory
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Director: Sarah Klein (USA) (Short & Episodic)

SISTERHOOD: “Action”
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Amirah Tajdin; Editor: Neda Ahmed (Short & Episodic)

TRIBECA IMMERSIVE WITH WOMEN CREATORS: VIRTUAL REALITY

12 Seconds of Gunfire: The True Story of a School Shooting
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Co- Creator: Suzette Moyer (USA) (World Premiere in “Cinema 360 - Change Is Gonna Come”)
In collaboration with The Washington Post

Another Dream
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Co-Creator/Director: Tamara Shogaolu; Writers: Tamara Shogaolu, Lauren Dubowski; Lead VR Animator: Ytje Veenstra; Lead Developer: Anastasia Semenoff; Installation Set Designer: Chika Shimizu; Installation Touch Designer Developer: Jessica Palmer (Netherlands, USA, Egypt) (World Premiere in “Storyscapes”)
Part 2 of Queer In A Time Of Forced Migration

The Collider
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creators: May Abdalla and Amy Rose; Developer: Clarice Hilton (UK) (International Premiere in “Storyscapes”)

Dr. Who: The Runaway
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Victoria Asare-Archer (UK) (World Premiere in “Virtual Arcade”)

Ello
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator/Director/Writer: Haodan Su (China) (World Premiere in “Virtual Arcade”)

Girl Icon
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator: Sadah Espii Proctor (USA, India) (New York Premiere in “Cinema 360”)

Into the Light
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Project Creator: Jessica Brillhart (USA) (World Premiere in “Virtual Arcade”)

The Key
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator: Celine Tricart; Key Collaborator: Gloria Bradbury (USA, Iraq) (World Premiere in “Storyscapes”)

Traitor
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator: Lucy Hammond (UK) (World Premiere in “Storyscapes”)

Unceded Territories
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator: Paisley Smith (Canada) (World Premiere in “Virtual Arcade”)

Water Melts
Synopsis & Trailer
Project Creator: Lilian Mehrel and Mary Evangelista; Key Collaborator: Ting Liu; Composer: Ariel Marx; Animator: Maya Edelman (USA) (World Premiere in “Cinema360”)

Wolves In The Walls: It's All Over
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Project Creator: Jessica Yaffa Shamash (USA) (World Premiere in “Virtual Arcade”)

WOMEN CREW-ED: FILMS BY WOMEN WRITERS, CINEMATOGRAPHERS AND EDITORS AT 2019 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Narrative Features

Aamis
Synopsis & Trailer
Editor: Shweta Rai Chamling; Composer: Quan Bay (India) (World Premiere in Competition)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/26 6:45pm.


Burning Cane
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Editor: Ruby Kline (USA) (World Premiere in Competition)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/25 5:30pm


Dreamland
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Editor: Abbi Jutkowitz (USA) (World Premiere in “Spotlight”)

Driveways
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Writer: Hannah Bos; Editor: Katherine McQuerry (USA) (North American Premiere in “Critics’ Week”)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/30 6pm


Lost Bayou
Synopsis & Trailer
Cinematographer: Natalie Kingston (USA) (World Premiere in “Viewpoints”)

Low Tide
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Composer: Brooke Blair (USA) (World Premiere in Competition)
A24 will release in theaters.

Luce
Synopsis & Trailer
Editor: Madeleine Gavin (USA) (New York Premiere in “Movies Plus”)
Neon will release in theaters.
My review near Festival premiere on 4/28 7:30pm.


The Place of No Words
Synopsis & Trailer
Editor: Tania Nehme, as credited in the Festival Guide (UK, USA, Australia) (World Premiere in Competition)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/27 2pm.


Roads
Synopsis & Trailer
Editor: Monica Coleman (Germany) (International Premiere in Competition)

See You Yesterday
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Writer: Fredrica Bailey (USA) (World Premiere in “Viewpoints”)
Netflix premieres in 2019.

Swallow
Synopsis & Trailer
Cinematographer: Katelin Arizmendi (USA) (World Premiere in Competition)

This Is Not Berlin
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Editor: Ximena Cuevas (Mexico) (New York Premiere in “Critics’ Week”)

Whiteout
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Writer: Sarah Tihany (USA) (New York Premiere in “WTF”)

Wild Rose
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Writer: Nicole Taylor (UK) (New York Premiere in “Viewpoints”)
Neon will release in theaters June 14.
My review closer to Festival premiere on 5/1 8:30pm.


Documentary Features

17 Blocks
Synopsis & Trailer
Writer/Editor: Jennifer Tiexiera (USA) (World Premiere in Competition)

The Apollo
Synopsis & Trailer
Writers: Cassidy Hartmann and Jean Tsien (USA) (World Premiere - Gala)
HBO to broadcast.

Ask Dr. Ruth
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Editor: Helen Kearns (USA) (New York Premiere in Special Screenings)
After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with subject Dr. Ruth Westheimer will be moderated by Columbia University Film Professor Annette Insdorf.
Magnolia Pictures will release in theaters May 3; Hulu will stream June 1.
My review closer to the theatrical release.
My commentary on the Jewish women.


Changing the Game
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Editor Amanda Griffin (USA) (World Premiere in “Viewpoints”)
In Tribeca ESPN Sports Film Festival

For They Know Not What They Do
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Writer/Editor: Nancy Kennedy; Cinematographer: Amy Bronson (USA) (World Premiere in Competition)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/25 5pm


Halston
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Editor: Elia Gasull Balada (USA) (New York Premiere in “Spotlight”)
My review close to the Festival premiere on 4/28 8pm


I Am Human
Synopsis & Trailer
Directors/Writers: Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby; Co-Editor: Cody Rogowski (USA) (World Premiere in “Movies Plus”)
After the Premiere Screening: conversation with co-directors and producers Taryn Southern and Elena Gaby will include Duke University Professor of Law and Philosophy Nita Farahany.

It Takes A Lunatic
Synopsis & Trailer
Composer: Vanessa Gould (USA, UK, Germany) (World Premiere in “Movies Plus”)

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Cinematographer: Nancy Schreiber; Co-Editor: Heidi Sharfe (USA) (World Premiere in “Movies Plus”)
After the Premiere Screening: a special performance by Sheryl Crow in celebration of Linda Ronstadt
CNN Films will broadcast in 2019.

Maiden
Synopsis & Trailer
Editor: Katie Brye (New York Premiere in “Spotlight”)
Sony Pictures Classics releases in U.S. theaters June 28.
Why isn’t this in Tribeca ESPN Sports Film Festival? My review near the Festival premiere on May 1.


Mystify: Michael Hutchence
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Editors: Lynn-Maree Milburn and Tayler Martin (Australia) (World Premiere in Competition)

The Quiet One
Synopsis & Trailer
Editor: Anne Perri (UK) (World Premiere in “Spotlight”)
Sundance Selects releases in theaters June 21 and on VOD June 28.
My review after Festival premiere on 5/2 9pm.


Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Synopsis & Trailer
Editor: Keiko Deguchi (USA) (World Premiere in Competition)
My review after Festival premiere on 4/25 6:30pm.
My commentary on 9/11 images.


Rewind
Synopsis & Trailer
Director: Avela Grenier (USA) (World Premiere in Competition)

Sublime
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Writer: Nayeema Raza (USA) (World Premiere in “Spotlight”)

A Taste of Sky
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Editor: Sofia Subercaseaux (USA, Bolivia, Denmark) (US Premiere in “Spotlight”)

XY Chelsea
Synopsis & Trailer
Editors: Enat Sidi and Andrea Scott (UK) (World Premiere in “Movies Plus”)
After the Premiere Screening: conversation will include producer Isabel Davis.


Shorts

Narrative Shorts

Master Maggie
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Writer: Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio (USA) (World Premiere in “Streetwise”)

Metronome (In Time)
Synopsis & Trailer
Composer: Ariel Marx (USA) (World Premiere in “Streetwise”)

Mind My Mind
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Floor Adams (Netherlands) (International Premiere in “Animated Shorts Curated by Whoopi Goldberg”)

Momster
Synopsis & Trailer
Director/Writer: Drew Denny; Cinematographer: Ava Berkofsky; Co-Editor: Ann Husaini; • Composer: Aska Mastumaya (USA) (World Premiere in “WTF”)

Rogers and Tilden
Synopsis & Trailer
Cinematographer: Minka Farthing-Kohl (USA) (World Premiere in “Streetwise”)

Zero
Synopsis & Trailer
Composer: Carly Paradis (USA, UK) (World Premiere in “Down To Earth”)
Dust will distribute in U.S.

Documentary Shorts

Lazarus
Synopsis & Trailer
Editor: Mary Ahlman (USA, Malawi, UK) (World Premiere in “On Tour”)

Little Miss Sumo
Synopsis & Trailer
Editors: Rebecca Gin and Isabel Freeman (Japan, Taiwan, UK, USA) (North American Premiere in “No Short Cuts” and “Sports Shorts”)
In Tribeca ESPN Sports Film Festival

Tribeca TV
On Tour With Asperger's Are Us
Synopsis & Trailer
Co-Editor: Page Marsella (USA) (World Premiere)
After the Premiere Screening: A comedy performance by the featured comedy troupe Asperger’s Are Us.
HBO will broadcast six half-hour episodes of the docu-series April 30 to May 2.

N.O.W. (New Online Work)

Kiss of the Rabbit God
Synopsis & Trailer
Cinematographer: Rina Yang (USA) (World Premiere in “Headspace”)

Sweater
Synopsis & Trailer
Editor: Cecilia Delgado (USA) (World Premiere in “Headspace”)

Immersive: Virtual Reality

7 Lives
Synopsis & Trailer
Key Collaborators: Celine Tricart and Marie Blondiaux; Co-Writer Sabrina Calvo (France, Luxembourg, Belgium) (World Premiere in “Virtual Arcade”)

Armonia
Synopsis & Trailer
Key Collaborator: Anja Moreno-Smith (USA) (World Premiere in “Cinema 360”)

Ashe ‘68
Synopsis & Trailer
Key Collaborator: Beth Hubbard (USA) (New York Premiere in “Cinema 360”)

Cave
Synopsis & Trailer
Key Collaborator: Jess Bass (USA) (US Premiere in “Virtual Arcade”)


NB: I will update for film release for wider distribution or other viewing.



updated 4/17/2019




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