11/28/2011 12:26 pm ET Updated Nov 28, 2011

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Frederic Boyer As Artistic Director For 2012

Tribeca Film Festival will be getting a little Je ne sais quoi this year, they have just announced that Frederic Boyer, film executive veteran, has been named the festival's Artistic Director.

Since 2009, Boyer has helmed the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival and from 2004-08, he lead up its Film Selection Committee.

In a statement released by TFF, the film bigwig expressed his gratitude and excitement.

"I could not be more honored and excited to begin this new chapter at Tribeca. This Festival has matured and developed so impressively from its origins, but there are many more frontiers to explore while keeping the core focus on discovering new voices in filmmaking. I am grateful to Jane, Geoff, Nancy and the entire team for giving me the opportunity to help lead that exploration through the medium of film."

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 18-29, 2012, in New York City.