Our little Tribeca Film Festival is all grown up — and about to start charging some very grown-up prices to prove it. The fest's 2007 edition will see a 50 percent ticket-price hike, to $18 per screening, from last year's $12. This brings it more or less in league with the heavyweights like Sundance ($15) and way past uptown's picky New York Film Festival ($10 for regular screenings) — which, compared to the Tribeca glitz blitz, is slowly beginning to look like a night out at the Anthology Film Archives. The difference, of course, is that Tribeca overbooks wildly — this year's roster is some 200 movies — and most of its picks end up in regular release within minutes of the red-carpet premiere. So, while the price hike makes the fest feel like more of a big-ticket event, it also makes it just a teeny bit of a nuisance.
Tribeca Ticket Prices Jump 50% for Upcoming Fest [Indiewire]