Tribeca Film Festival in June

The Samikhsya Bureau

NEW DELHI: The 20th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will be hosted in June in-person with outdoor screenings spread throughout New York’s five boroughs, reports  Associated Press.

The springtime festival — canceled last year due to the pandemic — will instead turn to the summer for its next edition, spanning 12 days beginning June 9.

Tribeca will screen films at outdoor venues around the city including the Battery, Hudson Yards, Pier 57 Rooftop, Brookfield Place, the MetroTech Commons in Brooklyn and Empire Outlets in Staten Island. The festival will also use a traveling 40-foot HD screen in other areas.

“The Tribeca Film Festival was born out of our mission to bring people together in the aftermath of 9/11.

Major film festivals — the Berlin International Film Festival and the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas — have thus far turned to virtual editions.

But with vaccinations increasing and potential seasonality of the virus, summer is looking more promising for the world’s top film festivals. France’s Cannes Film Festival, usually held in May, is aiming for an in-person festival in July.