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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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