Tribeca Film Festival April 20 to May 1, 2011
Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center, New York City to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture.
The Festival's mission is 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. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. The Tribeca Festival has screened over 1200 films from over 80 countries since its first festival in 2002. Since its founding, it has attracted an international audience of more than 3.25 million attendees and has generated an estimated $660 million in economic activity for New York City.