Online festival will screen features and shorts, offer access to Tribeca events
The Tribeca Film Festival will stream six feature films and a variety of shorts as part of the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival, a new initiative launched on Monday by TFF.
Tribeca's online presence will also include streams of festival events and press conferences, opportunities to ask questions of film and new media experts, a feed of aggregated information about festival filmmakers, and a "Future of Film" blog.
The streamed films include two documentaries and six narrative features, all of which are making either their North American or world premieres at the 2011 TFF. They include "Rabies" ("Kalevet"), Israel's "first-ever slasher horror film"; "New York Says Thank You," a documentary about New Yorkers impacted by 9/11 who travel the country helping locals deal with disasters; and "Neon Flesh" ("Carne de Neon"), a Spanish/Swedish/Argentinian co-production about a young hustler who opens a brothel (above).
Other entries are "Donor Unknown," a British documentary about one of the first generation of test-tube babies; "Flowers of Evil" ("Fluers du Mal"), a French love story about a romance between an Iranian student and an Algerian-French bellman; and "My Last Round" ("Mi Ultimo Round"), a South American film about the taboo homosexual relationship between a boxer and a kitchen worker.
Tribeca (Online) will also stream a variety of short films, including "Crash&Burn," "The Dungeon Master," "The Kiss," "Mr. Stache," "The Ride," "Rooms," "Summer Snapshot," "The Terms" and "Year Zero." Retrospective shorts from the past nine years of the festival will also be available.
Outside of the films in the Streaming Room, Tribeca (Online)'s other areas are Live From … , Tribeca Q&A, Filmmaker Feed and the Future of Film blog. All can be accessed at www.tribecaonline.com.