The Tribeca Film Festival announced its forty-two jurors for this year’s festival. “We are delighted to welcome a distinguished group of individuals in the Tribeca jury,” said Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal. Seven juries will award $180,000 in money and prizes during the Festival. Eva Longoria has been announced as a judge for 2013 Documentary and Student Short Film Competitions. Ruben Blades will judge the TAA Creative Promise Award—Narrative. The Tribeca All Access (TAA) Creative Promise Awards will award an additional $20,000 — $10,000 for account and $10,000 for documentary. All winners will also accept a work of unique art by an acclaimed artist as part of a Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards program, sponsored by Chanel. In addition, TFI will award $130,000 in grants to Latin American film and video artists, including dual $10,000 Heineken VOCES grants for Latin American filmmakers in a United States.
The twelfth annual Tribeca Film Festival will open this year with the release of “Mistaken for Strangers”, the documentary about a musical tour of the American band “The National”. The TFF will be held from April 17-28 in New York City.
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