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Tribeca Film Festival Breaks Submission Record, "Made in NY" Films among Those to be Screened


he festival will take place at various venues in Lower Manhattan. Photo courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival.
April 2, 2012 - The Tribeca Film Festival returns for its 11th edition in April, taking place from April 18 to April 29. The festival seeks to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center.

The 2012 film selection includes feature films from 32 different countries, including 54 world premieres, four international premieres, 16 North American premieres, 10 U.S. premieres and six New York premieres. The 2012 film slate was chosen from a total of 5950 submissions, a record number for the festival. Additionally, the festival will feature a host of special screenings, discussions and free events.

Among the various films to be showcased during the festival are several that have the distinction of being “Made in NY,” including:

Julie Delpy’s new comedy 2 Days in New York, which she wrote, directed and stars in, follows the character she first played in 2 Days in Paris as she settles into her life in the City with her boyfriend and their children from previous relationships.

In Babygirl, writer/director Macdara Vallely turns her attention to the story of a teenager from the Bronx who tries to thwart her mother’s latest boyfriend’s attempts to hit on her.

Jack and Diane, from writer/director Bradley Rust Gray, chronicles the budding relationship between two different girls before one of them shares the news that she’s leaving the City to attend school in Europe.

In Ira Sachs’ film Keep the Lights On, Erik and Paul create a life together amidst drug addiction and sacrifice as they relationship evolves over time.

Greta Gerwig stars as the title character in Lola Versus, as she finds herself dumped by her fiancé and approaching her 30th birthday. With the help of her two friends, played by Hamish Linklater and Zoe Lister-Jones, who also co-wrote the script with directer Daryl Wein, Lola begins to pick up the pieces of her life.

A quest for retribution following the death of a dog named Jolly is the subject of director Chadd Hardbold’s Revenge for Jolly. A host of actors – from Ryan Phillippe to Kristen Wiig – join together to prevent Jolly’s owner from his revenge.

In Supporting Characters, two film editors find themselves changing their own relationships with their significant others as they work to fix a movie. Director Daniel Schecter and co-star Tarik Lowe wrote the script together.

The Tribeca Film Festival has screened more than 1,300 films from more than 80 countries since its first edition in 2002. Since inception, it has attracted an international audience of more than 3.7 million attendees and has generated an estimated $725 million in economic activity for New York City. To learn more about tickets and schedule, visit tribecafilm.com/festival.
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