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Tribeca Film Festival Announces Online Screenings


Tribeca Film Festival Announces Online Screenings

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has announced the launch of its Online Film Festival, which allow domestic audiences to watch feature and short films for free on the Internet. In conjunction with founding partner American Express, TFF will also allow worldwide audiences to talk to filmmakers and industry experts.

The Online Film Festival, which will coincide with the TFF from April 20 to May 1, will offer such experiences as the Festival Streaming Room, Live From…, Tribeca Q&A, Filmmaker Feed and the Future of Film blog. The Streaming Room will allow audiences to watch six feature films and 18 short movies from this year’s TFF. However, there will only be a limited number of people who will be allowed to view each film, and reservations begin on April 12 at

Live From… will allow online audiences around the world to watch live streams of TFF events, including the opening press conference and red carpet premieres. They will also be able to talk to other audience members. During Tribeca Q&A, people will be able to submit questions to film and media experts, including Whoopi Goldberg and Zach Braff.

The Filmmaker Feed will feature a custom page for all of the filmmakers featured at the TFF. The pages will include such sections as biographies, interviews, social media feeds and blog posts. The Future of Film will allow film and technology experts to comment on the ever-changing media.

More information about the Online Film Festival can be found at The TFF Facebook page can be found at Fans can also follow the festival on Twitter at @TribecaFilmFest and then entering the hashtag #tribecafest.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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