OkayAfrica's guide to the 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival that's currently underway.
The Tribeca Film Festival is now underway in New York, showcasing work from emerging and notable talent in the global film world. In it's 18th year, the festival's features program is set to present 103 films from 124 filmmakers. Out of the total feature films, 29 percent are helmed by directors of color.
Out of the 63 short films in competition, 31 are world premieres.
"We spent a great deal of time curating programs that reflect the diverse interests of our audiences," Sharon Badal, vice president of filmmaker relations and shorts programming, says. "This year we emphasize identity, community, and humanity while also entertaining our audience with some laughter, fun, and adventure."
We know that big, established festivals yield overwhelming options of films of note to check out. In the following rundown below, we list 16 features, shorts, VR experiences and documentaries we recommend you can't miss, with synopses from Tribeca below.