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Tribeca Film Festival's Box Office is Officially Open


The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has become one of THE prominent film festivals in the world. Held in "Tribeca" (triangle below Canal street), the artsy neighborhood of Manhattan, it showcases a diverse selection of independent films. Since 2002, the Film Festival has become a recognized outlet for exhibiting the work of independent filmmakers of all genres. Go and see what everyone is talking about.

Founded in 2002 in response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the eclectic festival emerged as a rejuvenating tonic of vitality to the injured Tribeca neighborhood. Tourism, as well as local visitors were needed to shake the shadow of tragedy and revitalize the spirit of a community struggling to overcome the stigma of being known as the location of the worst thing to happen in the United States since Pearl Harbor. And the entertaining idea did the trick.

The inaugural festival was attended by more than 150,000 people and featured several up-and-coming filmmakers. Included in the lineup were narrative, documentary and short film competitions along with a Restored Classics series, a series curated by local filmmaker Martin Scorsese, and panel discussions. The brand new cultural event even pulled in the premieres of major studio films such as Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, About A Boy, and the American premiere of Spider-Man 3.

The festival now draws an estimated three million people—including often-elusive celebrities from the worlds of art, film, and music—and generates $600 million annually. To stay up to date on all things Tribeca, from groundbreaking film line-up, world premieres, celebrity talks, and exclusive app-only content, download the official Festival App. You can also sign up for the newsletter and follow the festival on social media. You'll get alerts on special ticket offers, festival announcements and more.

Single tickets are officially on sale now for the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival. The 2019 edition of New York City's leading cultural event brings you the best stories in film, TV, VR, and more — along with once-in-a-lifetime events, from buzzy red-carpet galas, to dynamic talks with bold-faced names, and not-to-be-missed musical performances. Don’t find yourself in the rush ticket line, get your seats now.

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