Tribeca to launch transmedia program in 2013

Beginning next year, the New York City-based film festival will showcase digital work alongside narrative and documentary features and shorts via a transmedia program and award.
August 7, 2012

The Tribeca Film Festival is launching a program and award that will spotlight transmedia film projects, beginning in 2013.

Organizers of the New York-based festival said the program will “celebrate new trends in digital media and recognize these transmedia creators who employ an innovative, interactive, web-based or multi-platform approach to story creation.”

Ingrid Koop, the Tribeca Film Institute’s director of digital, has joined the festival’s programming team to help curate the work.

Next year’s festival will take place April 17-28, 2013. Programmers have put out a call for submissions for transmedia projects as well as the traditional categories of narrative and documentary features and short films.

Submissions open on September 17, the early deadline is October 19, the official deadline is November 30 and the late deadline (available to feature-length films only) is December 28. Complete submission information is available via the festival’s website.

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