The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by Founding Sponsor American Express, today announced that more than 380,000 people attended screenings, panels, talks and free community events – including the Tribeca Drive-In series, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day and the second annual Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day, as well as the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards and the Tribeca Film Institute Interactive Day – during the Festival's 11th edition.
Beginning on April 18 and running through April 29, the Festival hosted nearly 400 screenings and panels with more than 95% attendance. A total of 89 features and 60 short films from 46 countries were enjoyed by more than 116,000 movie-goers and panel attendees during the course of the 12-day Festival, with theaters frequently at capacity.
"Our 11th Festival was an extraordinary 12 days filled with amazing films, unique experiences and incredible reactions from audiences," said Nancy Schafer, Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Festival.
This year, the Tribeca Online Film Festival, presented by American Express, returned to offer a range of free content. Visitors to tribecafilm.com/tribecaonline watched a selection of world premiere features and shorts; interacted with experts from the worlds of film and technology through the Future of Film blog and 4 day speaker series; experienced the Festival from a far with video highlight segments; and sat front row at live-streamed events including the Universal Pictures 100th anniversary panel with Robert De Niro and Judd Apatow; the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards honoring Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Justin Bieber and Scooter Braun, and more; and the Festival awards ceremony.