As has been the case for several years now, Indiewire is the place to get to known the Tribeca Film Festival filmmakers ahead of the annual festival in New York City. Today, we're launching the 2012 batch of filmmaker profiles. Expect to see two to four posted per day, leading up to the launch of this year's edition on April 18.

Indiewire invited directors with films in the Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition and Viewpoints section to take part by submitting responses to a series of questions in their own words. This year, we'll publish the responses from more than 30 filmmakers.

Keep checking HERE every day up to launch for the latest profiles.