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The Tribeca Film Festival is the most widely-known neighborhood event every year, and one of the most respected film festivals in the world. Running from April 18th to the 29th, it’s fast approaching. For those of you who choose to visit Tribeca have a world of creative visual, and media arts to immerse yourselves in. These are some of the exciting things you can expect at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival:

Short Films

This year’s short film program at the Tribeca Film Festival is said to hold “new forms of cinematic storytelling.” As one of the top film festivals in the world, and with short films being the independent bedrock of all film festivals, you can trust the festival’s hard sell of this year’s selection.

Interactive Experiences

The Tribeca Film Festival calls itself the premiere curator of cutting-edge interactive storytelling. This speaks to the festival’s showcased work of artists who use new technologies for storytelling purposes. Attendees can take part in interactive experiences at Tribeca’s VR theater—Tribeca Cinema 360.

Widely Anticipated Features

Festivals like these are where highly-anticipated features make or break themselves, and there are a lot of hopeful picks for this year’s Tribeca. Among some of the more anticipated works are Egg, from provocative director Marianna Palka, is a satire about two couples and a surrogate. There’s also The American Meme, a documentary exploring characters like The Fat Jew and Brittany Furlan.

Gaming

Tribeca Games will return this year to offer marquee programs celebrating artistic and technical achievements in gaming today. This year’s program will feature a gameplay session of the highly-anticipated Shadow of the Tomb Raider game, followed by a seminar with the games creators. All of the gaming events at Tribeca Film Festival are free and open to the public.

Digital Storytellers

Tribeca N.O.W. is a program that showcases New Online Work from those who have found audiences on the internet. This showcase features a dozen independent creators who are invited to screen their films at the festival, as well as a day-long “creators market” where talent can mingle with industry figures.

Tribeca Film Festival and Beyond

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