The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced today that it is launching the Tribeca Digital Creators program, designed to showcase digital series and standalone content and connect promising creators with buyers, producers, agents and brands.
Running alongside the festival (April 13–24), the Tribeca Digital Creators program will feature open-to-the-public screenings of projects by well-known and up-and-coming digital creators, along with Q&As.
Screenings will include:
- The world premiere of “Vlogumentary” (pictured), directed by Matthew Testa and produced by Shay Carl Butler, Morgan Spurlock, Corey Vidal, Jeremy Chilnick and Julie “Bob” Lombardi (April 20).
- Legendary and Fullscreen’s reboot of Sid & Marty Krofft’s 1976 series “Electra Woman & Dyna Girl,” starring YouTubers Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart (April 21).
- Maker Studios and New Form Digital’s comedy series “Party Girl,” starring Lisa Schwartz and created by Schwartz and her writing partner Lacey Marisa Friedman. (April 21).
- StyleHaul’s ensemble dramedy series “Relationship Status,” featuring Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,” “Gilmore Girls”), Shawn Ashmore (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Emma Bell (“The Walking Dead”) and Brant Daugherty (“Pretty Little Liars”) (April 21).
- The premiere of the scripted comedy series “Sing It!” from Fine Brothers Entertainment and Mandeville Films (April 21).
For a third year in a row, TFF will also include the Tribeca N.O.W. (New Online Work) section, showcasing projects by 11 digital storytellers that will be screened for the public on April 14 and featured at the Tribeca Digital Creators Market on April 20.
TFF has also hosted platform-specific digital content showcases. In 2013, it launched the #6SecFilms Competition for Vine videomakers, and last month it announced it would host its first Tribeca Snapchat Shorts competition, featuring a panel of judges that includes actors Jessica Alba (Snapchat uername: jessicamalba) and Steve Buscemi and deejays Steve Aoki (Snapchat uername: aokisteve) and DJ Khaled (Snapchat uername: djkhaled305).