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New Yorkers are eagerly looking forward to the cultural event of the year. Tribeca Film Festival is not only a reminder of the cultural richness of the New York City area, but also serves as a sign beckoning the arrival of springtime.

This year the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on April 16th and continues through April 27, 2014. It is presented by the corporate giant of the technology world, AT&T. Although the festival is celebrating 13 glorious years, 2014 marks the beginning of something new and exciting. Tribeca Innovation Week is being introduced to give innovators and creative leaders a chance to participate in events and storytelling in the Digital Age. We are jumping ahead to a future filled with change. Culture and technology come together to take us into a brand new realm of existence. This new portion of the festival takes place from April 21-April 26, 2014 and welcomes coders, screenwriters, hackers, futurists, gamers, directors, engineers, venture capitalists, film financiers, techno-radicals, those with a curiosity, and anyone who has a story to tell.

In past years, some of the events were closed to the public but this year the public will be given more of an opportunity with the new innovation pass. There will be Platinum and Gold Passes available for purchase giving you access to all kinds of programs and events.

Tribeca Innovation Week will bring together the ever merging communities - creators and innovators – to explore this unique time of convergence in media, movies, art and technology. As the digital and analog worlds continue to blur there has never been more of an opportunity to create and tell stories." said Jane Rosenthal, TFF Co-Founder and CEO.

Encompassing technology, art and culture, the Fifth Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA) will also be part of the groundbreaking week. The 'Future of Film Live' panel series will bring an informative edge to the week. Film fanatics can also look forward to a showcase of transmedia projects, a two-day hackathon sponsored by AT&T that unites technologists and content creators; the daylong TFI Interactive summit, an initiative of the nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute with leadership support from the Ford Foundation; and the Games for Change Festival, in its first installment as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

The 11th Annual Games for Change Festival (April 22-24, 26th) is the largest gaming event to take place in New York City, bringing a whole new magic to the Tribeca Film Festival.

Tribeca Film Festival has continued to grow over the years since its inception back in 2002. With an impressive screening of over 1,500 international films from over 80 countries drawing talent from across the globe and an attendance topping 4.5 million people, New York City has enjoyed an economic revival reaping the rewards of over $850 million in revenue.

There is nothing more enjoyable than getting lost in the power of film. See what it holds for you at tribecafilm.com/festival.

Like the Tribeca Film Festival Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TribecaFilm. Follow the Festival on Twitter @TribecaFilmFest and join the conversation by using #TribecaInnovation.

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