Stephanie Linus says Tribeca Festival has amplified many voices
Stephanie Linus has said that the Tribeca Festival, ongoing in New York, is an exciting event with many voices, especially that of women, amplified.
“It is such an exciting festival with many voices amplified, especially women’s voices. It has given a platform for both new and seasoned filmmakers to showcase their works. I am having a great time reviewing the shortlisted films and recommending winners for the 2023 Tribeca Festival,” Stephanie Linus said.
The Nigerian actress, filmmaker and philanthropist was selected as one of the jurors for the 2023 edition in the big apple, which kicked off Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
She is distinguished as one of the five-jury members of the Documentary feature competition alongside Mark Duplass, Adam Goldberg, Alexandra Pelosi, and Ryan White. These jury members will select winning projects in film, immersive, games and audio storytelling sections for its 2023 edition.
The festival opened with the documentary Kiss the Future, a stirring testament to art’s enduring ability to cast light even in the darkest of circumstances. It follows an underground community that worked and created through the nearly four-year long siege of Sarajevo. The 2023 programme features 109 films from 27 filmmakers across 36 countries.
Stephanie Linus, known for her critically acclaimed and award-winning works, both in front and behind the camera, including her revolutionary film, Dry, which tackles themes that pertain to the girl-child and women’s rights, is part of a collection of actors, writers, directors, producers and cultural leaders at this year’s edition that include Oscar winner, Brendan Fraser, Zazie Beetz, Chloe Grace-Moretz, Chance the Rapper and to mention a few.
The festival, which was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, 21 years ago, will close June 18, 2023 with the 30th anniversary screening of Robert De Niro’s directorial debut, A Bronx Tale, with a post screening conversation.