The event runs concurrently with the established festival from Apr 20-May 1 and will grant free access to features and shorts.

The initiative will feature five areas: Festival Streaming Room, Live From…, Tribeca Q&A, Filmmaker Feed and the Future of Film blog.

The Streaming Room will host six features from the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, two of which receive their world premieres, and 18 shorts, four of which are world premieres.

Each film will have three to five 24-hour screening windows during which there will be a select number of “seats” available. Viewers can reserve digital seats through

Online viewers can vote for the $25,000 Best Tribeca Online Feature Film sponsored by American Express and $5,000 Best Tribeca Online Short Film sponsored by Accenture.

In Live From…. is a feed of events such as the opening press conference, red carpets and the awards show. Tribeca Q&A launches today [20] and offers a forum for the public to question festival top brass, jurors and select participating filmmakers.

The Filmmaker Feed contains aggregated information on all festival filmmakers, each of whom will have a custom page on the feed. The Future Of Film blog, brings together experts from the worlds of film and technology. Participants will be announced early April.

Features include Jerry Rothwell’s Donor Unknown, David Dusa’s Flowers Of Evil (Fleurs Du Mal), Julio Jorquera’s My Last Round (Mi Ultimo Round), Paco Cabezas’ Neon Flesh (Carne De Neon), Scott Rettberg’s New York Says Thank You and Aharon Keshales’ Rabies (Kalevet).