The Tribeca Film Festival is one of the major US film festivals, taking place annually in New York City. Though the festival was back in person in 2021 and is again in 2022, movie fans across the US can take part in the experience with "Tribeca at Home," which allows for 2022 Tribeca movies to be streamed online.
Many film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, took this approach over the course of the pandemic and have continued with a hybrid option. Offering both festival-long passes and single ticket purchases, movie fans can get a first look at some of the new movies that are screening as part of the festival lineup without having to be in New York.
While films like the upcoming Jennifer Lopez documentary Halftime and a new Jon Hamm movie are part of the main festival, Tribeca has a specific "At Home" portion of its lineup. The "At Home" section has the festival titles that are available for online streaming.
There are 133 movies (feature and short films) and special events available as part of "At Home". These include the 2022 Sundance Audience Award winner Cha Cha Real Smooth, the Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening-led Jerry and Marge Go Large, a documentary about Colin Kaepernick and the reaction to him kneeling during the national anthem, Rising Fury, which shows the growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia following the 2013 Maidan Revolution and a new movie from Saint Frances director Alex Thompson, Rounding. See the full lineup for Tribeca At Home right here (opens in new tab).
Here is everything you need to know about how to watch the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival from home, which officially begins on June 9 and runs through June 26.
At Home Festival Packages
There are three At Home packages currently available for sale, the Festival Pass, the Shorts Pass and the Awards Pass.
Festival Pass: Tribeca’s At Home Festival Pass gives you the full (though virtual) Film Festival experience. You will be able to watch any of the 42 feature, or short, films that are part of the At Home lineup.
Cost: $150 ($20 fee)
Shorts Pass: Lovers of short films will want to be sure to sign up for the Shorts Pass, as with it you can watch all of the short films (26) that are part of the At Home lineup.
Cost: $25 ($5 fee)
Awards Pass: If you want to wait and find out what movies took home the big prizes, you can sign up for the Awards Pass, which lets you watch all virtual award-winning films on June 18 and June 19.
Cost: $50 ($5 fee)
All these passes just cover virtual screenings. They do not provide access to in-person screenings or events.
At Home single tickets
Sales for single tickets to virtual screenings for the Tribeca Film Festival 2022 are on sale. Individual tickets cost $15 with a $5 fee.
How to watch Tribeca At Home
There are multiple ways for viewers to watch Tribeca Film Festival movies from home. They can watch on a computer by visiting watch.tribecafilm.com (opens in new tab), download the Tribeca At Home app via Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku, or an iPhone, iPad or Android device, or stream movies from a computer to a TV using Chromecast or AirPlay to any capable smart TV. You can watch the movie on up to two devices at a time, but they must be under the same IP address.
Beyond the technical aspects, each movie has a specific "Watch Window," which indicates how long you have to watch a movie once you hit play. You can only watch a movie once and if you do not complete a movie in the allotted "Watch Window" you will not be able to finish the movie.
Anyone living in the 50 US states can access "Tribeca at Home." It is not available to anyone outside of the US.
Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.
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