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For Cheap, Lazy New Yorkers, The Tribeca Film Fest Now on Youtube

youtube tribeca film fest For Cheap, Lazy New Yorkers, The Tribeca Film Fest Now on YoutubeDavid Duchovny is the voice of a alcoholic polar bear caught in a nightmarish version of present day Hollywood. “Ice, ice baby. Go with the flow.”

You could head down and catch this gem at the Tribeca Film Festival. But through May 17th, the fest’s marvelous shorts will be screening five at a time in the Youtube Screening Room.

American Express is the corporate sponsor on this, and the credit card giant is also backing a promotion that lets people submit their films online for a chance to screen at next year’s festival.

This is part of a bigger push by Youtube to become a destination for professional quality films. Yesterday The Wrap broke the news that Youtube would be partnering with Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers and Universal for a streaming, on demand service. While that service is still a ways off, users can get their indy kicks for free right away.

 

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