While New Yorkers already know that the Tribeca Film Festival is about to kick off on April 20th, the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival will allow people from around the country a chance to see a good selection of their films.

To celebrate they’ve offered us three prize packs to give away, which includes a Tribeca Film Fest hat, umbrella and eco-friendly hoodie, plus ten (10) reserved “seats” for the online fest. Every winner will get to choose which film they see, and it will be reserved for them during one of the days that each film is screening. Check here for a list of movies– personally, I’m really excited to check out Rabies and Donor Unknown.

How to win? We’re going to do this a little different this time. Follow me on twitter @alexriviello, and all this week I’ll be giving them away to folks at various times. (U.S. residents only, sadly!) Keep an eye on the #tribecafest hashtag and good luck!
The debut of the 2011 Tribeca (Online) Film Festival offers film enthusiasts nationwide new avenues to experience a film festival. Tribeca (Online) is employing the latest digital video and web technology to deliver an immersive, interactive experience unlike any other, re-contextualizing Festival content and presentation.

Beginning on April 12th, American Express Cardmembers can reserve their free seats for the online festival, while reservations for the general public will open on April 18th.  Screenings will take place continuously from April 20th through May 1st.

For a listing of the films, more information and to reserve your seats, please visit http://bit.ly/TribecaOnline