Apr 20
2002

Hollywood luminaries Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep and Edward Burns, present the first Tribeca Film Festival as a forum for emerging filmmakers and a means of stimulating economic activity in an a neighborhood that was hard hit after the Sep 11 World Trade Center attack. Some 40 features and 20 shorts will be screened in theaters and nightclubs throughout the area, and there will be a juried award for an emerging filmmaker and the best short film.