AceShowbiz - Tribeca Film Festival founder Jane Rosenthal has announced the gathering will now take place online after the live event was postponed.
The 19th in-person annual festival set to take place in New York City mid-month (April) has been postponed due to the coronavirus, but now film buffs will have a chance to experience movies, juries, awards and other elements of the assembly on the Internet.
"As human beings, we are navigating uncharted waters," Tribeca Film Festival CEO Rosenthal told Deadline in a statement announcing the online move on Friday (April 03). "While we cannot gather in person to lock arms, laugh, and cry, it's important for us to stay socially and spiritually connected. Tribeca is about resiliency, and we fiercely believe in the power of artists to bring us together. We were founded after the devastation of 9/11 (2001 New York City terrorist attacks) and it's in our DNA to bring communities together through the arts."
The festival will take place online on The Tribeca Industry Extranet Resource Hub on 15-26 April, the same dates as the original in-person gathering was due to take place.