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NEWS ARTICLE

Watch, Connect, Engage: The Festival, Online!

Can’t make it to Tribeca this year? Films, filmmakers, and insiders are just a click away, thanks to the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival—supported by Founding Partner American Express.

It’s never been easier to be a part of the experience! The Tribeca (Online) Film Festival, supported by Founding Partner American Express®, offers audiences the chance to WATCH, CONNECT and ENGAGE in the best of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

 

Festival "goers" are invited to connect with filmmakers like never before, via a number of formats, including intimate Q&As, interactive filmmaker feeds, and an innovative blog, introducing film fans to a number of hot-button issues in the world of independent film. Also, movie lovers from across the U.S. can watch a number of features and short films from the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, as well as retrospective short films from Festivals past.

 

All in all, Tribeca (Online) will allow filmmakers to connect with audiences like never before.

 

And the best part? It's all online...

 



WATCH

 

Festival Streaming Room

From April 20 to May 1, watch movies from the Tribeca Film Festival online! Beginning April 12 for American Express Cardmembers, and April 18 for the general public, users can reserve a ‘virtual seat’ for online screenings of the following 2011 Tribeca Film Festival features and shorts*, as well as a selection of award-winning shorts from the past 9 Festivals.

 

Each film will have three to five 24-hour screening windows, during which there will be a select number of “seats” available. Using an innovative digital reservation system, viewers can reserve “seats” at www.tribecaonline.com.

 

Six of the films (2 features and 4 shorts) are making their world premiere at TFF, and you will be able to vote for the Best Tribeca Online Feature Film, for a prize of $25,000, sponsored by American Express; and the Best Tribeca Online Short Film, a prize of $5,000, sponsored by Accenture. The winners will also win an art award, all at the TFF Awards Show on April 28.

 

Free online screenings of these films start April 20 and run through May 1. (Please note: features and shorts are only available for live streaming in the U.S.)

(Jump to the end of the article for a complete list of available features and short films*.)

 



Also to WATCH:

 

 

Live Action!
Between April 20 – May 1, webcams will be streaming 24/7 at select Red Carpet locations as well as the opening Press Conference, select Tribeca Talks panels (TBA), and the TFF Awards Show—AND you can interact with other online viewers and Festival participants while watching!

 



Connect

 

Tribeca Q&A: March 21 – May 1
Always had a question for a programmer, but never had the chance to ask it? Wonder what goes into being a film festival juror? Saw a film in at the Festival and missed your chance to ask the filmmaker a question? Tribeca Q&A gives you all these opportunities!

 

Starting today, the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival website will allow our online audience to browse through a list of participating experts—notable filmmakers, Tribeca programmers, Festival jurors, celebs and more—submit questions to a specific expert, browse and vote on other questions, and browse through answers. Top-rated questions will be submitted to experts for an official response, and all users will be able to submit their own answers to questions!

 

Participating experts include Whoopi Goldberg, NBC News anchor Brian Williams, Zach Braff, David Gordon Green, Tribeca's Jane Rosenthal, Nancy Schafer and Geoff Gilmore, and many more!

Filmmaker Feed
- March 21 – May 1
Get connected and find out everything you’ve always wanted to know about your favorite Festival filmmaker! Participating filmmakers, including all Tribeca (Online) Film Festival filmmakers, will have a custom page within the Filmmaker Feed featuring bios, interviews, favorite links, social media feeds (Twitter/Facebook), a blog, video updates during the Festival and more.

 



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Engage

Future of Film Blog—Coming Soon!

 

For this year's Festival, we've invited some of the thought leaders in the world of film to share their thoughts on the changing media environment, creating a robust conversation with the Tribeca community.

 

Contributors will be announced in early April, once the Future of Film Blog kicks off. Stay tuned in!

 



The best of this year's Festival (and then some) is at your fingertips. So whether you'll be in NYC or joining us from home, dont miss a minute of the action. Get Tribeca, online!

 



*Features Available in the Streaming Room



Donor Unknown

Directed by Jerry Rothwell
JoEllen Marsh grew up knowing her father only as Donor 150. As one of the first generation conceived by artificial insemination, she yearns for connection with potential siblings, and turns to the Internet to track them down. As JoEllen slowly broadens her family tree, in the process she forges a fascinatingly modern model of family. After connecting with dozens of siblings across the country, JoEllen decides it's finally time to seek out Donor 150.

 

Flowers of Evil

 

Flowers of Evil
Directed by David Dusa
Paris-Tehran. A rootless story of young love between Gecko, an Algerian-French hotel bellman and parkourer, and Anahita, an Iranian student forced to leave her country for her own safety after the controversial elections in 2009. Obsessed with tracking the political movement, Anahita's friends broadcast through YouTube and coordinate via Twitter. Romance and the Internet become the ground to explore histories lost and identity yet to be found.

 

My Last Round

 

My Last Round
Directed by Jorquera Julio
When successful boxer Octavio falls in love with kitchen hand Hugo, they move from their small-town homes in the south of Chile to capital city Santiago to protect their taboo relationship. But when Hugo feels unexpected desire for co-worker Jennifer, Octavio is left heartbroken and throws himself into a high-stakes boxing match against all odds. A handsome cast and evocative cinematography offer a sexy, subtle film that evokes hits like The Wrestler and Brokeback Mountain.

 

Neon Flesh

 

Neon Flesh
Directed by Paco Cabezas
Young hustler Ricky was left to a life on the streets at the age of 12 when his hooker mother got sent to the can, but upon learning she'll soon be released, Ricky enlists a couple of good-for-nothing buddies to help him open a whorehouse as a tribute to Mom. This stylish, edgy crime flick plunges headlong into the fringe world of pimps and junkies where succeeding in business can cost your life….

 

New York Says Thank You

 

New York Says Thank You
Directed by Scott Rettberg
An epic story following the journey of New Yorkers whose lives were touched by September 11 as they travel the country helping communities rebuild after disasters. Along the way, they face their emotions and ultimately triumph over tragedy through an idea that evolved from a 5-year-old New York City boy.

 

Rabies

 

Rabies
Directed by Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales
A psychotic serial killer on the loose in the woods crosses paths with a group of unsuspecting teenagers. Soon people are dying one by one… but the bad guy isn't who you think. Turning genre conventions on their head with a smart script and plenty of unexpected scares, Rabies is a surprising debut worthy of its mantle as Israel's first-ever slasher horror film.

Shorts Available in the Streaming Room

 

Crash and Burn, directed by Rick Rodgers

Dungeon Master
, directed by Shiloh and Rider Strong

The Kiss
, directed by Ashlee Page

 

The Ride, directed by Marion Pilowsky

 

Rooms, directed by Joanna Jurewicz

Summer Snapshot
, directed by Ian McCluskey

The Terms
, directed by Jason LaMotte

 

Year Zero, directed by Richard Cunningham

 

Mr. Stache, directed by Jac Schaeffer

 

some boys don’t leave (TFF '10), directed by Maggie Kiley

 

Confession (TFF '09), directed by Thomas Hefferon

 

New Boy (TFF '08), directed by Steph Green

 

Clear Cut, Simple (TFF '07), directed by Vineet Dewan

 

The Tribe (TFF '06), directed by Tiffany Shlain

Dance Mania Fantastic
(TFF '05), directed by Sasie Sealy

Gowanus Brooklyn
(TFF '04), directed by Ryan Fleck

 

Off Duty (TFF '03), directed by Buboo Kakati

 

The Wormhole (TFF '02), directed by Jessica Sharzer

 



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