Yesterday, leading films critics and industry titans, David Denby and A.O. Scott, captivated the crowd at our Future of Film Live series with The Verge when they took the stage at 92YTribeca. Moderated by Josh Topolsky, the three men discussed the future of the film industry and debated as to whether we live in the age of the critics, or the age of criticism.


On other fronts, the French thriller Mobius made its U.S. premiere at the BMCC Tribeca Pac, while the incredible documentary, The Battle of amFAR, stunned audiences across town. Dr. Mathilde Krim, global health consultant,activist Regan Hofmann, amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost, and amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole spoke about recent strides in AIDS research including the development of new treatments. 

Today’s Events:

Our Future of Film Series with the Verge, co-sponsored by Sony and GE FOCUS FORWARD, concludes today with two exciting panels.

The Cinema Redefined

Digital pioneer, media executive, curator of Media ReDEFined and film buff Jason Hirschhorn moderates a conversation concerning the future of cinema design with select architects & theater owners. Panelists include representatives from Alamo Draft HouseIFC Film CenterAMC Theatres, and Alex Mustonen of Snarkitecture.

 A conversation with Todd Wagner on the Future of Film

Josh Topolsky (EIC of The Verge) has a one-on-one conversation with Todd Wagner, co-owner of 2929 Entertainment, on the future of the film business.

Panavision’s New Filmmaker Program supports filmmakers by providing grants for camera packages. Come to the Tribeca Talks Industry®: New Filmmakers in the Digital Age panel and hear from the new TFF filmmakers who have created exceptional films like Bluebird, The Pretty One, A Birder’s Guide to Everything, and Run and Jump as they discuss the vast new world of digital filmmaking. This panel is moderated by Panavision's Peter Brogna.

Don’t forget!  Today TFF 2013 also will host the premieres of Byzantium, Neil Jordan’s latest vampire film, and The Motivation, Adam Bhala Lough’s documentary about the 2012 Street League Championship.

Want to take in a movies this evening? There's are still tickets left for a plethora of great TFF 2013 movies like Lil Bub & FriendzMichael H. Profession: DirectorHide Your Smiling FacesAli Blue EyesSix ActsThe MomentWhat Richard DidOut of PrintWadjdaNorthwestGreetings From Tim BuckleyProjectThe Pretty OneThe MotivationFlex Is KingsJust a Sigh, and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?

Tomorrow’s Events:

Two highly anticipated films, The English Teacher and A Single Shot, will celebrate their world premieres on Friday night at TFF 2013. With both movies boasting impressive casts (full of a-list talent like Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear, Sam Rockwell and more), you never know which stars might show up on the red carpet tomorrow.

Want to make concrete plans this Friday night? There are still some tickets left for Jîn, Deep Powder, Broken Circle Breakdown, Director, Genius of Marian, Oxyana, Cutie and the Boxer, Byzantium, Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia, Prince Avalanche, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, Run and Jump, Gasland Part II, Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau, Northwest, Floating Skyscrapers, Patience Stone, V/H/S/2, The Motivation, G.B.F, Bridegroom, Fresh Meat, and Raze.