The impact of COVID-19 can be felt across almost every industry these days as we all adjust to a new normal that shapes our daily routines and social experiences. The travel and entertainment industries have been struck especially hard with major film festivals around the world postponing or canceling their 2020 editions.
The annual Tribeca Film Festival helps filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and the general public to experience the power of independent, socially-minded cinema.
Like many public events this year, Tribeca has been impacted by COVID-19, causing them to rethink the festival’s programming and streaming options. And now, you can enjoy the renowned slate of feature and short films, highlighting politically, culturally and socially relevant films from diverse storytellers from the comfort of your living room.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the Robert De Niro-founded event has adapted to the crisis by announcing it will stream part of its slate online in the weeks ahead.
The festival was originally set to take place April 15-26. Now, without leaving home, you will be able to view several programs, including the Tribeca Immersive Cinema360, which includes 14 virtual reality films, N.O.W. Creators Market, Industry Extranet Resource Hub, Jury and ARt Awards, and the Tribeca X Program.
“As human beings, we are navigating uncharted waters,” said festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal in a press statement. “While we cannot gather in-person to lock arms, laugh, and cry, it’s important for us to stay socially and spiritually connected. Tribeca is about resiliency, and we fiercely believe in the power of artists to bring us together. We were founded after the devastation of 9/11 and it’s in our DNA to bring communities together through the arts.”
For more information including premiere dates, visit the Tribeca website.