Cannes Import: Tribeca Film Festival Welcomes New Artistic Director

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced this week that Frederic Boyer, who recently ran the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, has been named the artistic director of TFF.

Boyer, 52, has served as artistic director and head of programming for the Directors' Fortnight since 2009. From 2004 to 2008, he was the head of Cannes' Film Selection Committee. He is the artistic director of the Les Arcs European Film Festival at the 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."

"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," Boyer added.

Other changes to the TFF executive structure include the promotion of Genna Terranova, former senior programmer, to director of programming.

The 11th annual TFF will be held April 18 through 29, 2012, in New York City.

Photo by Xavier Lambours. Photo courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival.

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