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Tribeca Film Festival to Stream Seven Official Selections Online, and Host Vine's #6SECFILM Competition

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 1, 2013 at 2:00PM

The Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) announced today that it will stream seven 2013 fest selections -- four of which are premiere titles -- to allow domestic US audiences the chance experience the festival from across the country. Also streaming will be Tribeca's first-ever Vine Competition, #6SECFILM.
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"Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution"
"Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution"

The Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) announced today that it will stream seven 2013 fest selections -- four of which are premiere titles -- to allow domestic US audiences the chance experience the festival from across the country. Also streaming will be Tribeca's first-ever Vine Competition, #6SECFILM.

The streaming premiere selections include "Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution," "Lil Bub & Friendz" and "Farah Goes Bang," and short films "RPG OKC," "Delicacy," "The Exit Room" and "A Short Film About Guns." They will be accessible to screen here, and audiences are invited to vote on their favorite feature and short, with the winners receiving a total of $16K in prize money.

For the Vine competition, filmmakers can submit a six-second film in one of four categories: #genre, #auteur, #animate and #series, using both the category hashtag and the #6SECFILM hashtag. An online jury will select the winning entry, and award the the filmmaker a $600 prize.

This article is related to: Festivals, Tribeca, Tribeca Film Festival, Digital Future, Shorts


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.