This is the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival, an event that takes place each spring. The festival often spots likely Oscar contenders, for example Belgian film The Broken Circle Breakdown, championed by Tribeca last year and now nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards. The festival was founded by Robert De Niro among others in order to celebrate New York City – particularly lower Manhattan - as a filmmaking centre, and frequently attracts otherwise-elusive movie stars.