The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is launching its first-ever “Tribeca
Innovation Week.” Running April 21-26, the Innovation Week will be a place for
coders, screenwriters, hackers, futurists, gamers, directors, engineers,
venture capitalists, film financiers, techno radicals, the generally curious
and anyone who has a story to tell, to explore convergence in media.
The Week is anchored by the fifth annual Tribeca Disruptive
Innovation Awards (TDIA) and five other major events. Full events for the week
include TDIA, which will honor
innovators, pioneers and game-changers across various disciplines (this
was previously was open only by invitation); the Future of Film Live panel
series, which will kick off with a conversation with Oscar winning screenwriter
Aaron Sorkin; Storyscapes, a showcase of transmedia projects; Tribeca Hacks
<Mobile>, the culmination of a two-day hackathon that unites
technologists and content creators; the daylong TFI Interactive summit, an
initiative of the nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute; and the Games for Change
Festival, in its first installment as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.
A newly created Innovation Pass will offer access to some of
the fest’s newest and most popular programs, many of which were previously
closed to the public.
The Tribeca Film Fest, now in its 13th edition,
runs April 16-27. More info and a schedule for the Innovation Week is here.