The judges are set for 13th annual edition of the event founded by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff. The seven competition juries for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (April 16-27) include 33 filmmakers, writers, producers, actors, journalists and entrepreneurs. Best New Narrative Director judges are Nadine Labaki, Jeff Goldblum (Renowned Emmy and Academy Award-nominated actor); Dorothy Lyman (Emmy Award-winning actress) Adepero Oduye (Independent Spirit and NAACP Image Award-nominated actress) Mickey Sumner (Actress whose film credits include Noah Baumbach's critically-acclaimed Frances Ha, 2014 SXSW Film Festival selection).
The World Narrative Competition judges are Lake Bell, Steve Conrad, Bart Freundlich, Catherine Hardwicke and Ben Younger. Jurors for other categories include Toni Collette, Whoopi Goldberg, Alfonso Arau, Heather Graham, Anton Yelchin, HBO's Sheila Nevins and Google's Regina Dugan.
The Tribeca Film Festival is a film festival that was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff, reportedly in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan; The mission of the festival is "to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience." The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan.
In 2006 and 2007, the Festival received over 8600 film submissions and held 1,500 screenings.
The Festival's program line-up includes a variety of independent films including documentaries, narrative features and shorts.
One of the more distinctive components of the Festival is its Artists Awards program in which emerging and renowned artists celebrate filmmakers by providing original works of art that are given to the filmmakers' competition winners. Past artists of the Artists Awards program have included Chuck Close, Alex Katz, and Julian Schnabel.
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.