The 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival is almost upon us, taking place from April 19th to April 30th. Tickets are available at the official festival website, with $10 for matinee screenings before 6pm, Mon–Fri), $20 for evening and weekend screenings, or all-you-can-see passes for individual days or the entire festival. That’s a whopping 98 narrative and documentary feature films, 57 shorts, 15 talks, 23 Virtual Reality + Interactive Installations, and 15 television events to choose from. The films have been curated from across 30 countries, including 78 World Premieres, six International Premieres, six North American Premieres, two U.S. Premieres, and six New York Premieres.

As the Tribeca Enterprises’ Director of Programming noted: “It’s uncertain and tumultuous times like these that we need artists and storytellers the most, and this year’s program is a testament to the unending capacity of film for impact, empathy, and even much needed escapism. Each in their own way, these 98 films fill me with optimism and inspiration at the unique power of our medium, and the eyes of a talented filmmaker to inspire, challenge, and maybe even change the world.” Don’t you want to go now and relieve your political, financial, or existentialist angst? 🙂