Tribeca Film Festival Announces Artistic Director
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 12:13:17
Good news, film buffs.
The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced today that Frederic Boyer, a veteran executive who most recently ran the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, has been named Artistic Director of TFF.
Some background on Boyer. He's 52 and has served as Artistic Director and Head of Programming for the Directors' Fortnight since 2009. From 2004-08, he was Head of its Film Selection Committee. He is the Artistic Director for Les Arcs European Film Festival at Les Arcs ski resort in the Alps. Before joining the Directors' Fortnight, he created and managed Videosphere, a renowned video store in Paris with a library of some 60,000 titles, including a wide range of arthouse films.
"The Tribeca Film Festival has always been a platform for a wide spectrum of filmmaking, and Frederic shares our passion and curiosity for film and storytelling," said Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal. "We know he will make our festival team even stronger, and enhance the Tribeca experience as we enter our second decade."
Boyer added, "I could not be more honored and excited to begin this new chapter at Tribeca. This Festival has matured and developed so impressively from its origins, but there are many more frontiers to explore while keeping the core focus on discovering new voices in filmmaking. I am grateful to Jane, Geoff, Nancy and the entire team for giving me the opportunity to help lead that exploration through the medium of film."
The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 18-29, 2012, in New York City.
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