The Apple Store, SoHo, and the Apple Store, West 14th Street,
welcome the Tribeca Film Festival. Filmmaking events and workshops April 19 – April 27

Apple Events during the Tribeca Film Festival

The Apple Store, SoHo, and the Apple Store, West 14th Street, are proud to celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. We’re hosting free events and workshops from April 19 – April 27, and everyone is invited to attend. Go to the App Store today to download the Apple Store app for details about in-store events and get the Tribeca Film Festival app for a complete festival schedule.

Meet the Filmmakers

Grab a seat at our SoHo theater for our Meet the Filmmakers series, presented with The film industry’s leading actors, writers, directors, and producers will take us behind the scenes of their latest projects.


Saturday, April 19, 5:00 p.m.
Angus MacLachlan, Paul Schneider, Melanie Lynskey, Ashley Hinshaw, and Audrey Scott — Goodbye to All That

Join writer-director Angus MacLachlan and actors Paul Schneider, Melanie Lynskey, Ashley Hinshaw, and Audrey Scott as they discuss their film Goodbye to All That. The story follows a recently divorced man who is thrust into the uncharted territory of single fatherhood and — even more frightening — getting back into the rather unpredictable dating pool. Register now

Saturday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.
Susanna Fogel, Jordana Mollick — Life Partners

Join filmmaker Susanna Fogel and producer Jordana Mollick as they discuss their film Life Partners. The comedy focuses on two thirtysomething friends with a harmoniously laid-back resistance to growing up — and the guy who creates discord in their relationship. Register now

Monday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
David Mackenzie and Jack O’Connell — Starred Up

Join director David Mackenzie and actor Jack O’Connell as they discuss their film Starred Up. This tense and unpredictable drama explores the life of a young offender so violent and volatile that he is “starred up” — prematurely moved to an adult prison. Register now

Tuesday, April 22, 6:00 p.m.
Marshall Curry and Matthew VanDyke — Point and Shoot

Join filmmakers Marshall Curry and Matthew VanDyke as they discuss their riveting documentary Point and Shoot. The film follows the true story of a young man from Baltimore whose wanderlust leads him to Libya, where he joins the rebel army in its effort to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi. Register now

Wednesday, April 23, 5:00 p.m.
John Butler, Hugh O’Conor, and Peter McDonald — The Bachelor Weekend

Join director John Butler and actors Hugh O’Conor and Peter McDonald as they discuss their slapstick comedy The Bachelor Weekend. In the film, a foppish groom-to-be on a bachelor camping weekend discovers that he and his genteel friends are no match for his future brother-in-law, an uncouth bully. Register now

Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 p.m.
Ryan Piers Williams, America Ferrera, and Jon Paul Phillips — X/Y

Join filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams, actor-producer America Ferrera, and actor Jon Paul Phillips as they discuss their film X/Y. The character-driven drama centers on the shifting sexual and romantic relationships among four restless New Yorkers searching for a sense of intimacy and self-identity. Register now

Thursday, April 24, 5:00 p.m.
Lou Howe, Ben Howe, and Rory Culkin — Gabriel

Join filmmaker Lou Howe, producer Ben Howe, and actor Rory Culkin as they discuss their film Gabriel. First-time writer-director Lou Howe’s drama focuses on a vulnerable and confused young man who longs for stability and happiness. Register now

Friday, April 25, 6:00 p.m.
Gia Coppola and Emma Roberts — Palo Alto

Join first-time director Gia Coppola and actor Emma Roberts as they discuss their film Palo Alto. This vibrant and cinematic immersion in the high school experience follows overlapping stories of teens and the adults around them in the titular town. Register now

Saturday, April 26, 5:00 p.m.
Tribeca N.O.W.: New Online Work Creators Showcase

Tribeca N.O.W. is a newly designed program that recognizes creators of New Online Work. We aim to discover, highlight, and celebrate the next generation of independent-spirited storytellers who choose to create and share in the online space. Join us for a discussion with some of this year’s innovative creators, including Rob Michael Hugel (I Hate Being Single), Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld (High Maintenance), and Natalia Leite and Alexandra Roxo (Be Here Nowish). Register now

Saturday, April 26, 6:00 p.m.
Louie Psihoyos and Fisher Stevens — 6

Join director Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens as they discuss their gripping environmental documentary 6. The film utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to show never-before-seen images that will change the way we understand the issues of endangered species and mass extinction. Register now

What's New in Filmmaking

Join us at the Apple Store, West 14th Street, to hear about the latest industry developments from professional filmmakers, instructors, and other in-the-know speakers.

Saturday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.
Jason Mante — Creating a Six-Second Film: Vine

With a global community of users and its unique six-second format, Vine has made it easy for anyone to capture and watch videos right from a mobile device. It has become the destination for a new generation of creative filmmakers. Join Jason Mante, editor at Vine, for a talk about how Vine began, new ways for filmmakers to connect with their audience, and Tribeca’s second annual #6SECFILMS competition, powered by Vine. Register now

Monday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.
Meera Menon and Paul Gleason — Microbudget Filmmaking

Farah Goes Bang, Meera Menon’s directorial debut, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013 and earned her the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize. Menon and Paul Gleason, both her partner and cinematographer, secured the film’s small budget by crowdfunding through sites such as Kickstarter. Join us as Menon and Gleason share their tips on maintaining a high level of quality while shooting guerilla-style. Register now

Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.
Sean Donnelly — Choosing the Right Lens for Your Shot

New York City native Sean Donnelly has worked around the globe on short films, features, and commercial projects for clients such as Coca-Cola and Mitsubishi. As a director of photography, Donnelly knows how important the camera lens is for every shot. From vintage lenses to the latest in optical technology, these crucial tools have a huge impact on the final look of a film. Join us as Donnelly advises on how to select the right lens for your shot and shares insights about new developments in lens technology. Register now

Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.
General Assembly — Crowdfunding: What Is It and How Can I Use It to Launch My Project?

Crowdfunding is completely changing the world of entrepreneurship, especially the ways in which startups and filmmakers can raise capital and bring their products to market. Join us for an overview of the crowdfunding industry and the different types of platforms that are emerging. We’ll cover how to build a successful crowdfunding campaign, reviewing the myths and facts associated with how campaigns work. Ready, set, raise! Register now

Thursday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.
Team Bubbly — The Changing Face of the Creative Agency: How Technology Is Revolutionizing the Industry

Meet Team Bubbly, a boutique agency with a handcrafted approach to creating unique digital content. Its small-model approach has allowed it to keep costs down while still delivering high-quality results in line with a brand, attracting clients such as Esquire magazine and Newman’s Own. Join Team Bubbly as they share the secrets of their success and reveal how they manage large projects with an efficient workforce and budget. Register now

Thursday, April 24, 8:00 p.m.
Joe Mefford — Writing Your Screenplay with Final Draft

Final Draft helps you write professional-looking screenplays on your Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Join Joe Mefford, vice president of e-commerce at Final Draft, Inc., as he demonstrates the new features of Final Draft 9, along with the latest updates of the Final Draft Writer app for iPad and Final Draft Reader app for iPad and iPhone. Register now