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11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival coming in April

Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001

The 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, will take place in Lower Manhattan from April 18- April 29, 2012. The Festival features a diverse spectrum of filmmaking. It brings together filmmakers, film industry and audiences while opening up the festival experience to new communities, making film more accessible and creating dialogue. TFF films screen in 5 sections: World Narrative Competition, World Documentary Competition, Spotlight, Viewpoints and Cinemania and includes galas and special screenings.

More than just films, Tribeca features a series of conversations More ranging from industry panels to discussions with high profile filmmakers. Tribeca also 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, the Tribeca Film Festival/NYFEST Soccer Day and more.....

Audiences across the U.S. will be able to watch a selection of films from this year's Festival through the Tribeca Online Film Festival (Tribeca Online). The Tribeca Online Film Festival will be free and offers features, short films, special events, conversations and red carpet coverage, allowing audiences to experience Tribeca wherever they are.

About Tribeca Film Festival:

The Tribeca Film Festival helps filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. It is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors.

Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff 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 brings the industry and community together around storytelling.

The Tribeca Film Festival has screened more than 1,300 films from more than 80 countries since its first edition in 2002. Since inception, it has attracted an international audience of more than 3.7 million attendees and has generated an estimated $725 million in economic activity for New York City.

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