17 Apr '11, 12pm

Lifestyle - Tribeca film festival turns 10, embraces digital: NEW YORK - THE Tribeca Film Festival, born as a wa...

NEW YORK - THE Tribeca Film Festival, born as a way to revive downtown Manhattan after the Sept 11 attacks, turns ten this week and is leading a push for new ways for audiences to watch independent films. The high-profile US festival, which kicks off on Wednesday with a Cameron Crowe documentary about the making of the Elton John album, The Union, and a performance by the British singer, has gained a reputation for critically acclaimed documentaries and global indie cinema. Ten years on, although some detractors feel it lacks identity and have criticized it for a weak narrative film selection, Tribeca is making a strong bid to be at the forefront of new methods of distribution and deals in the online and video-on-demand markets. 'At ten we are very, very young,' said executive director Nancy Shafer, saying the festival had both 'come into its own'but was still evolving aft...

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