Tribeca Film Festival 2010 Us

9th Tribeca Film Festival

The 9th Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, will take place in Lower Manhattan from April 21 - May 2, 2010. The Festival presents a diverse international film slate from emerging and established directors. TFF films screen in nine sections: World Narrative Competition, World Documentary Competition, Cinemania, Discovery, Encounters, Spotlight, Showcase, Galas and Special Events.

More than just films, Tribeca includes a three day Tribeca Drive-in at the World Financial Center Plaza where movies screen on the Hudson, a family street fair in Tribeca, a special festival for sports fans featuring new independent sports films - Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, panel conversations and more.....

Tribeca has also unveiled two new initiatives that bring the Festival experience into people's homes:

Audiences across the U.S. will be able to watch a selection of films from this year's Festival through the Tribeca Film Festival Virtual (TFF Virtual). TFF Virtual will also feature panel discussions, Q&A's with filmmakers and actors, live TFF red carpet action and moreā€”all via the Internet.

Tribeca has also launched a distribution initiative, Tribeca Film, where films will be distributed across multiple platforms. Tribeca Film will premiere 12 feature length films on video-on-demand reaching more than 40 million U.S. households. Seven of the 12 films are part of the 2010 TFF line-up and will be screened day-and-date with the Festival.

Tribeca Film Festival mission:
Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture.

The Festival's mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. The Tribeca Festival has attracted an international audience of more than 2.3 million attendees and has generated an estimated $600 million in economic activity for New York City