All Covered With Vines

Simply Sylvio, Evan Hilton Win Tribeca Film Awards For Vine

(Screengrab via Vine)

It’s 2014, and that means you can get an award from Robert DeNiro’s prestigious Tribeca Film Festival for making a Vine — and you could end up making money. Technology, huh?

Five Viners are being recognized by TFF today in the second annual #6SecFilms contest for their outstanding work in the looping six-second-film genre. Accolades are being presented in the categories of drama (yes, drama!), comedy, animation and genre. There’s also a #6SecFilms Audience Award. Read More

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Best Tech Events This Week — Tribeca Film Festival Innovation Week, Mobile Week, Data Driven, SendGrid

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Robot Rock

These Cheery Robots Want to Know Your Most Intimate Secrets and Will Probably Get Them

Auteurs. (Photo: instagram.com/smile_to_me/)

Upon our arrival at Storyscapes, the Tribeca Film Festival’s transmedia showcase, we made straight for the table covered with cardboard cutie-pies, the automaton-cinematographers of Robots in Residence.

“It’s the first documentary film done entirely by a robot,” explained Tina Davar, who works with Blabdroid, the group behind the project. “Robert de Niro was here Read More