Tribeca Film Festival and New Digital-Content Marketplace
Art and Experience: Tribeca Film Festival is zeroing in on digital creative talent and studios with the launch next month of the inaugural Tribeca Digital Creators Market.
The daylong event, scheduled for April 21 in New York City, is designed to connect digital influencers and talent with industry buyers, producers and agents, as well as showcase premium digital entertainment content.
Creators currently slated to attend the event include YouTube star Ingrid Nilsen (pictured above), the Gregory Brothers, Matt Bellassai, Joe Penna (MysteryGuitarMan), Mikey Murphy and BlackBoxTV creator Tony Valenzuela.
The Tribeca Digital Creators program also will feature screenings, starting April 20, of new projects from YouTube Red, Fine Brothers Entertainment, StyleHaul, Fullscreen, Indigenous Media, New Form Digital and Disney’s Maker Studios. Tribeca developed the concept for the market with CAA.
Tribeca is touting the confab as the first event aimed at bringing together digital creators and traditional media partners, compared with fan-focused events like VidCon.
“Our goal is to create an event that serves both the industry and creators by bringing visibility to their work and assisting their development,” Tribeca Film Festival director Genna Terranova said in a statement. “With this new platform, we hope to encourage quality storytelling in digital media and beyond, and give the public a first look at what their favorite creators are working on.”
The fest also announced 11 projects in the third annual Tribeca New Online Work (NOW) online showcase. The storytellers and a selection of their work will be featured in a public screening on Thursday, April 14, and each will have an official spot at the Tribeca Digital Creators Market.
The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, now in its 15th year, will run April 13-24 in New York City.