On Monday, the Tribeca Film Festival announced festival dates and submission deadlines for its 11th annual event. Tribeca will be held April 18-29, 2012 in New York City, and the deadlines to submit films to the festival are as follows:

The Tribeca Film Institute, the year round nonprofit arts organization designed to empower filmmakers through grants, professional development and support, has announced submissions opened today for Tribeca All Access (TAA), TFI Documentary Fund, Latin America Media Arts Fund and the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund.

September 19, 2011 – SUBMISSIONS OPEN

October 28, 2011 – EARLY DEADLINE, FEATURES & SHORTS

December 2, 2011 – OFFICIAL DEADLINE, ALL FEATURES AND SHORTS

January 11, 2012 – LATE DEADLINE, AVAILABLE TO FEATURE LENGTH FILMS ONLY

Deadlines for filmmakers to submit for the 2012 Tribeca Film Institute programs are:

August 8, 2011 – SUBMISSIONS OPEN

October 10, 2011 – DEADLINE

Full press release below:

New York, NY (August 8, 2011) – The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 18 – April 29, 2012 in New York City. The Festival has announced a Call for Submissions for narrative and documentary features as well as for short film entries.

In addition, the Tribeca Film Institute, the year round nonprofit arts organization, has announced submissions opened today for Tribeca All Access (TAA), TFI Documentary Fund, Latin America Media Arts Fund and the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund.

Deadlines to submit U.S. and International films for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival are as follows:

September 19, 2011 – SUBMISSIONS OPEN

October 28, 2011 – EARLY DEADLINE, FEATURES & SHORTS

December 2, 2011 – OFFICIAL DEADLINE, ALL FEATURES AND SHORTS

January 11, 2012 – LATE DEADLINE, AVAILABLE TO FEATURE LENGTH FILMS ONLY

Deadlines for filmmakers to submit for the 2012 Tribeca Film Institute programs are:

August 8, 2011 – SUBMISSIONS OPEN

October 10, 2011 – DEADLINE

Starting September 19, 2011, submission forms and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival will be available at http://www.tribecafilm.com/festival. Questions regarding submissions may be directed to entries@tribecafilmfestival.org or by calling 212-941-2305.

Submission forms and complete information regarding eligibility for the 2012 Tribeca Film Institute programs are now available at http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org. Questions regarding submissions may be directed to institute@tribecafilminstitute.org or by calling 212-274-8080.

About Tribeca Film Festival:
Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture.

The Festival’s mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors.

Since Tribeca’s founding through 2011, the Tribeca Festival has screened over 1200 films from over 80 countries and it has attracted an international audience of more than 3.5 million attendees and generated an estimated $725 million in economic activity for New York City.

About Tribeca Film Institute:
The Tribeca Film Institute is a 501(c)3 year round nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001. TFI empowers filmmakers through grants and professional development, and is a resource and advocate for individual artists in the field. The Institute’s educational programming leverages an extensive film community network to help underserved New York City students learn filmmaking and gain the media skills necessary to be productive citizens and creative individuals in the 21st century. Administering a dozen major programs annually, TFI is a critical contributor to the fabric of filmmaking and aids in protecting the livelihood of filmmakers and media artists.

For more information and a list of all TFI programs visit http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/

Like Crazy,” an indie love story that received quite a bit of positive attention at Sundance this year, is becoming a huge rebound for writer/director Drake Doremus, as his debut film, “Douchebag,” was not well received.

With a domestic gross of about $20,000, the dramedy “Douchebag” tanked when it was released in October 2010.

“Like Crazy,” won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture and the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress (Felicity Jones). The ultra-low budget film was purchased by Paramount Vantage for $4 million, making it the biggest sale at this year’s festival.

Anne Thompson talked with Doremus on Monday, and he’s already under way on his next film, which is currently untitled. He said the project will also star Jones, who will work alongside Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan in this thrilling, relationship drama set in upstate New York.

In the interview with Thompson, Doremus said he is becoming “less funny.”

“I’m certainly more fascinated with drama. My films are going in that direction. You can’t force filmmaking, it has to come to you organically. I’m just rolling with it, down this path.”

Doremus shot “Like Crazy” on a Canon 7D, an 18 megapixel SLR with HD video recording, as noted by Ryan Koo. Doremus told Thompson he would shoot 30-minute takes, running through the scenes four or five times without starting and stopping, making adjustments. He would keep the camera rolling. “It’s like an organic jazz odyssey,” he said.

“Like Crazy” is a romance drama about an American student (Anton Yelchin) who falls in love with a British college student (Jones), who becomes banned from the United States when she overstays her visa.

The film opens in select theaters October 28, and check out the trailer below that was released earlier this week.

For those of you who are anticipating another indie love story this fall, you’re in luck. The trailer for Drake Doremus’ “Like Crazy” is now available for your viewing pleasure.

The film was rather successful at Sundance this year, as it took home the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture. “Like Crazy” was also awarded the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress, recognizing British actress Felicity Jones.

“Like Crazy” tells the story of a love affair between a British college student (Jones) and an American (Anton Yelchin), which becomes complicated by an expired visa.

Jennifer Lawrence, who broke into the indie film scene with “Winter’s Bone,” which took home the Grand Jury Prize for Drama at Sundance in 2010, also makes a brief appearance in the trailer.

Let’s hope this film will have more success than “The Art of Getting By,” a teen romance set in New York City starring Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts which witnessed a disappointing domestic gross of about $1.5 million earlier this summer.

Judging from scenes with forlorn tears opposite of those with playful romance, this film will either end with the audience longing for youth, or a box of tissues.

“Like Crazy” opens October 28 and is being distributed by Paramount Vantage.