Tribeca Film Festival to launch Digital Creators Market

Major film festivals have been embracing the digital marketplace lately. In January, Sundance took on virtual reality. And next month, the Tribeca Film Festival is devoting an entire program to 2016’s digital landscape. On April 21, the lower Manhattan fest will host the inaugural Tribeca Digital Creators Market, designed to showcase digital entertainment content and, perhaps more importantly, help connect digital influencers with agents, producers and buyers. The Tribeca Digital Creators program will also feature screenings (beginning April 20) of new projects from major digital producers such as YouTube Red and Maker Studios. As the various major film fests jockey for industry attention and try to claim the mantle of prestige, Tribeca may have just placed itself at the head of the pack when it comes to embracing digital media, and attracting its core talent.

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