One of the Top 5 festivals in the country is open for submissions! 
Tribeca Film Festival 2013

The 13
Tribeca Film Festival
will be held April 16 – 27, 2014.

Unlike many smaller festivals, Tribeca is Academy-Accredited.  That’s a huge boon for students, since any short film that wins a qualifying award will be eligible for Oscar nomination-consideration.

The Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. The Festival has screened over 1400 films from over 80 countries since its first festival in 2002. Since its founding, it has attracted an international audience of more than 4 million attendees and has generated an estimated $750 million in economic activity for New York City.

The Tribeca Film Festival will even waive the entry fee for any student film submission, if you send in a photocopy of your student ID!  You can
start the submission process here

For more information,
visit their website
.  Or,
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The submission deadline for all short films is November 29.  You still have plenty of time, but get moving!

Good luck!