We talk to Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal about how the festival has embraced technology and new forms of storytelling.
"Do you think you'll continue every year with this idea of innovation and that every year you'll seek out what's new and innovative?
Well, you're curious about how to tell stories, so last year the Vine app was brand new and I was fascinated with "Can you tell a story in six seconds?" And now this year it's evolved to people who are using and creating, and some of them are real artists. This year, we're doing our music challenge, which is a non-linear platform, and I think there's ways to tell stories in a non-linear way, so go take a look at Interlude, and at what they're doing with Treehouse format. It's totally seamless. So new musicians have grasped this, and they want to do non-linear music, because then people can share it in different ways, and watch the music video over and over again. For narrative films, we're going to have a film at the festival which I haven't seen, it's not even finished yet, called "Possibilia" and that's by the Daniels, these young guys out of Emerson. They're called the Daniels, not because they're related but because they're both named Daniel, and that's a non-linear comedy. So I've played with it as they've been making it and I haven't seen the final product, but I'm excited by all these different ways of telling stories..."