Nigerian Filmmaker Stephanie Linus is Jury Member at Tribeca Film Festival 2023

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The 2023 Tribeca Film Festival has a Nigerian filmmaker, Stephanie Linus, as one of its jury members. Read on to know more.

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Nigerian Actress and filmmaker, Stephanie Linus, was selected as one of the jurors for the 2023 Tribeca film festival in New York, which kicked off on Wednesday 7th of June, 2023.  She is distinguished as one of the five-jury members of the Documentary feature completion alongside Mark Duplass, Adam Goldberg, Alexandra Pelosi, and Ryan White. These jury members will select winning projects in film, immersive, games, and audio storytelling sections for its 2023 edition.

 The festival kicked off on Wednesday 7th of June with the documentary Kiss the Future, a stirring testament to art’s enduring ability to cast light even in the darkest of circumstances. Kiss the Future follows an underground community that was created through the nearly four-year-long siege of Sarajevo. The 2023 program features 109 films from 27 filmmakers across 36 countries. The festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff 21 years ago.

“It is such an exciting festival with many voices amplified, especially women’s voices. It has given a platform for both new and seasoned filmmakers to showcase their works. I am having a great time reviewing the shortlisted films and recommending winners for the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival,” said Stephanie Linus.

The Nigerian actress and filmmaker is known for her critically acclaimed and award-winning works, both in front and behind the camera, which includes her revolutionary film, Dry, which tackles themes that pertains to the girl-child and women’s rights. The philanthropist and filmmaker is part of a collection of actors, writers, directors, producers, and cultural leaders that includes Oscar winner, Brendan Fraser, Zazie Beetz, Chloe Grace-Moretz, and Chance the Rapper, to mention a few.

The festival will close on the 18th of June 2023 with the 30th-anniversary screening of Robert De Niro’s directorial debut, A Bronx Tale, with a post-screening conversation.


It’s a plus for the country that one of its talents can be trusted to judge the quality of movies at an international festival such as the Tribeca Film Festival. This is an indication that Nigerian filmmakers cannot only be trusted to produce quality film products but to also identify when they see one.

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