Tribeca Film Festival, which is one of the more larger events, has decided to postpone the dates this year due to the Corona Virus Outbreak.
It is truly sad to hear that one of the great film festivals had to shut its doors to the public and creative minds due to safety concerns. Jane Rosenthal, co-founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprise said the following:
“We founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to heal our community after the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. We were determined to overcome our fear and anxiety by joining together. It is in our DNA to march forward while caring about our community.
We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 19th Tribeca Film Festival (April 15-26) based on the announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that events of 500 people or more are banned due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the public while also supporting our friends, filmmakers and storytellers who look to Tribeca as a platform to showcase their work to audiences. We will be back to you shortly with our plans.”
For anyone that was planning on attending the festival around April 15 – 26 can visit their website here to get the latest updates.
Tribeca Film Festival has been welcoming of VR directors and creators for many years now. They have been a big driver in the community and hope to see them open their doors soon again.