The Tribeca Film Festival is April 18-29, with a full daily schedule of free and paid screenings of the best new independent films and other events — including a FREE panel discussion with Robert de Niro the film legend and longtime Tribeca resident who founded the film festival. That’s at 3 p.m. Wednesday, streaming live, as the opening event of the third annual Tribeca Online Film Festival, totally free. Watch some of the best new, independent films and live events with filmmakers for FREE via streaming video. The third annual Tribeca Online Film Festival allows audiences anywhere in North America from across the country to experience TFF 2012 from anywhere with a digital connection capable of handling streaming video features, short films and live streamed events. The Robert de Niro panel is with Judd Apatow, in celebration of Universal Studios 100th Anniversary, sharing their favorite moments and memories from Universal’s extraordinary history. Click here for the full schedule of FREE Tribeca Film Festival events online, and let’s all thank American Express for funding the free Tribeca Online Film Festival.
- Like what you see? Online audiences can vote on the best online feature and short films via TribecaFilm.com. The winner will be announced at the Tribeca Film Festival Awards on April 26th, which is being streamed live for FREE. There also is a social voting competition, based solely on the number of “likes” that film accumulates on the Tribeca Online Film Festival film detail page. The feature film and the short film that drive the most Facebook likes on the page will each receive a separate prize of $500. So vote for your favorite film in the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.