The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, taking place from April 13–24, has announced its complete film line-up, and while animation doesn’t play a big role in their programming, they will offer the world premiere of one animated feature, and screen 12 animated shorts out of competition. Why are they not showing animation in competition like Sundance, SXSW, or Cannes — who knows?
The feature film debut will be for Nerdland, the R-rated directorial debut of Titmouse founder Chris Prynoski that we wrote about earlier this month.
On the short side, the notable premiere will be Pearl (pictured, top and below), the new short from Patrick Osborne, who directed Disney’s Academy Award-winning short Feast. Osborne made Pearl for Google’s Spotlight Stories, but like some of the other shorts created for the interactive shorts initiative, like Glen Keane’s Duet, Pearl also has a non-interactive festival version.