The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, announced a total attendance of over 410,000 at screenings, panels and free community events, including the Drive-In and Street Fair.Â Theater attendance for the Festival screenings and events reached over 94,000. Screenings were often at capacity, with more than 95% attendance at 396 screenings and panels throughout the 12-day Festival.
- 137 out of 146 directors attended the Festival. Of those 137 directors, 91 feature directors and 46 short directors attended from 38 different countries.
- 767 industry delegates attended the Festival; 675 were from the U.S. and 92 hailed from other countries.
- â€œMy Brothersâ€ producers Rebecca Oâ€™Flanagan and Rob Walpole refused to let the Iceland volcano derail their plans to attend the world premiere of their film at TFF.Â Their journey to Tribeca included a ferry ride across the Irish Sea, a nearly 400-mile drive in Wales, a second ferry across the English Channel, a second drive of more 900 miles across France and Spain, and three plane rides from Madrid to New York that included stops in Bogota, Colombia and Miami
- Standing ovations took place at screenings for â€œRUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stageâ€ and â€œBudrus.â€
- A falcon featured in â€œFeathered Cocaineâ€ attended three of the filmâ€™s five public screenings.
- The Festival featured more than 1,100 volunteers. Approximately 700 were from the New York area. Volunteers also came from other parts of the United States, as well as 13 countries, including Argentina, Sweden, Japan, France, Canada, Mexico and Germany.