Tribeca Film Festival Sets 20th Anniversary Edition for June 2021, Two Months After Usual Time Slot

After being forced to go virtual this year, the Tribeca Film Festival is forging ahead with a physical festival for its 20th anniversary edition next year. The Tribeca Film Festival has set its dates for its upcoming 20th anniversary edition in June 2021, two months after the New York City-based festival is usually scheduled. The June 2021 date was set to reflect “shifting calendars and efforts to ensure the Festival moves forward in the safest environment.”

Like many film festivals, the Tribeca Film Festival was forced to go virtual this year amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the virtual version went off somewhat smoothly, the buzz and coverage of films still paled in comparison to a physical festival. And with the New York-based festival founded by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro due to celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, Tribeca seems eager to hold a real physical version in 2021. With that in mind, and out of caution for concerns that the pandemic’s spread will not slow until next year, Tribeca has set its festival date for June 2021, two months after its usual late April to early May schedule.

The 20th anniversary edition will be held in New York City from June 9-20, 2021, “reflecting shifting calendars and efforts to ensure the Festival moves forward in the safest environment,” the Tribeca press release announced.

“We look forward to celebrating the 20th anniversary and to honoring what our founders Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro have made a reality in bringing storytellers and communities together,” said Tribeca Enterprises Chief Creative Officer Paula Weinstein. Added Festival Director and VP of Programming Cara Cusumano:

“As we take our first steps towards the next edition of our festival, we have centered our thoughts and plans on the filmmakers and film-goers who have been so affected by the challenges of the last few months. Whether it’s in the cinema, online, or outdoors, we look forward to welcoming everyone back to an innovative 20th anniversary festival in the spirit of our last 20 years celebrating community and storytelling in all their forms.”

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