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Frederic Boyer named Tribeca artistic director

Frederic Boyer (pictured), who most recently ran the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, has been named artistic director of the Tribeca Film Festival.
November 29, 2011

Frederic Boyer (pictured), who most recently ran the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, has been named artistic director of the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF).

Boyer will report to Nancy Schafer, executive director of TFF, and Geoff Gilmore, chief creative officer of Tribeca Enterprises, who will take on a more active role in overseeing the festival program.

Genna Terranova has also been promoted from senior programmer to director of programming.

Since 2009, Boyer has been the artistic director and head of programming for the Directors’ Fortnight, and prior to that he was the head of its film selection committee. He is the artistic director for Les Arcs European Film Festival at Les Arcs ski resort in the Alps.

Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal said: “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. We know he will make our festival team even stronger, and enhance the Tribeca experience as we enter our second decade.”

Boyer added: “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. I am grateful to Jane, Geoff, Nancy and the entire team for giving me the opportunity to help lead that exploration through the medium of film.”

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 18-29 in New York City.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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