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2012 Tribeca Film Festival Competition Lineup Announced

March 7, 2012 (2:13 am) GMT
TFF reveals 24 narrative and documentary titles in the competition lineup, in addition to announcing Viewpoints list that consists of 14 films, including James Franco's 'Francophrenia'.

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival has, on Tuesday, March 6, announced its lineup of qualified films that will compete in world narrative and documentary sections. The fest also revealed selections for its out of competition viewpoint movies.

Among the list of 12 competitive narrative films, half are international productions including an American/Mexican film called "" starring as a single mother who smuggles immigrants over the border. There's also a film from Israel, "Yossi", about the life of a gay in Tel Aviv.

In the competitive documentary section, there is a film called "" which follows a former American contractor in Iraq who helps an abandoned Iraqis upon his way home to the U.S. Meanwhile, 's directorial pic "Francophrenia" is listed in the viewpoints lineup along with some other edgy films.

While announcing the initial lineup, Tribeca's executive director, Nancy Schafer, stated, "It's been so gratifying to watch the new programming team come together and hear their dialogue around film." She added, "Their passion is inspiring and is reflected in the strength and breadth of the program."

Tribeca's chief creative officer, Geoffrey Gilmore, said of the competition lineup, "The competition of any festival represents a window into its character and its agendas. Tribeca's competition annually showcases our desire to present exceptional work across a spectrum of storytelling, places of origin, and aesthetics. This year, we present a balanced mix of American and international filmmaking, with what we believe has a special quality and exemplifies a range in the selection."

This year's TFF will include feature films from 32 different countries, including 54 World Premieres, 4 International Premieres, 16 North American Premieres, 10 U.S. Premieres and 6 New York Premieres. A total of 107 directors will be presenting feature works at the festival, with 33 of these filmmakers presenting their feature directorial debuts.

The 11th edition of the biggest movie festival in the U.S. will take place from April 18 to April 29 at locations around New York City. and 's romantic comedy "" has been chosen to be TFF's opener. Full lineup for the upcoming fest will be revealed on Thursday.

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