The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival announced an online component, the 2011 Tribeca (Online) Film Festival, which will run concurrently with the festival April 20-May 1 and be supported by American Express.
The 2011 Tribeca (Online) Film Festival will offer free viewing of feature films and short films and allow users to engage with filmmakers and industry experts. Content is divided into five areas: Festival Streaming Room, Live from …, Tribeca Q&A, Filmmaker Feed, and blog Future of Film.
Festival Streaming Room will offer six feature films and 18 short films, including two and four, respectively, that are premiering at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.
Live from … will present live streams of events from the festival, including its opening press conference, red-carpet premieres, and awards show.
Tribeca Q&A will allow users to submit questions to 20-25 subjects including: Tribeca’s Jane Rosenthal, Geoff Gilmore, and Nancy Schafer; Whoopi Goldberg; Brian Williams; filmmakers David Gordon Green and Zach Braff; and other participating Tribeca (Online) filmmakers, programmers, actors, jurors, and film experts, and more. The top questions chosen by community members will be submitted.
Filmmaker Feed is a source for information on all filmmakers featured at the festival, including biographies, interviews, favorite links, social-media feeds (Twitter/Facebook), blog posts, and video updates.
And blog Future of Film features experts from film and technology commenting on the ever-changing media environment.