Friday, March 4, 2016

Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2016 Competition Lineup That's 33% Female-Helmed

The competition slate for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival has been announced. The 15th edition of the New York-based festival features three competition sections: U.S. Narrative, International Narrative and World Documentary. Of 18 films in the Narrative Competitions (U.S. and International), five are directed or co-directed by women -- 28%.  As is usually the case, female filmmakers fare much better in the Documentary Competition selection, where they helmed or co-helmed five of the twelve features, which amounts to a very respectable 42%.  So overall women directors account for 10 out of 30 of the films in Competition, or 33%.  Known for introducing fresh, bold voices, the...

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