Tribeca-film-festival-white-logo-e1365308139349-224x133If you can't make it out to the Tribeca Film Festival this year, you still have a chance to catch the show. They have announced that they will be offering programming for the Tribeca Online Festival as well as video-on-demand options in order to engage new audiences. Not only that, but they are also holding their very first #6SECFILMS Vine competition which they hope will expand their desired extra-festival participation. This will be the fourth year of the Tribeca Online Festival, "a digital platform that offers front row access to exclusive Festival content and new storytelling opportunities." Essentially, you can go to the TFF, but you don't have to get on a plane or change out of your pajamas. Also, with the addition of the Vine competition, the communities of both film-lovers and filmmakers, either participating in house or online, will all come together under one roof.

Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises shared a thought about this move towards a greater network:

We are always looking for ways to expand our community and engage new audiences. For the past three years, viewers nationwide have been able to take in a selection of Festival films and activities, even if they aren't able to make it to Tribeca. This ear we have expanding the opportunity for the public to participate in the Festival not just as observers, but also as creators through our first ever Vine competition, which is open to anyone with an imagination and a Vine app.

The Tribeca Online Festival (TOF) has offered free streaming of Festival films in the past and will continue to do so this year, as well as including "highly anticipated conversations" and the TFF award show. According to Tribeca's blog, their selected films are available in more than 50 million homes in the US and Canada through all major cable VOD providers, as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU, Xbox, Google Play, and YouTube.

So, for those of you who may have never been to the Tribeca Film Festival (me), and would love to experience it (me), the Tribeca Online Festival may be worth looking into. Audiences can also vote for the best online feature and short!

Here are the lists of films being streamed on the TOF with links to their trailers:

Feature Films

Short Films

Here is the full list of TFF 2013 films on-demand from Tribeca Film with links to their trailers:

What do you think? Have you ever watched the Tribeca Online Festival? Do you think offering streaming Festival selections does what Tribeca intends it to do?

[via Tribeca Film Blog]