The Tribeca Film Institute has unveiled two new initiatives as part of its 2011 educational programme.

The first is an in-school programme that will provide 100 New York City public school classrooms with TFI Teaching Artists, experienced filmmakers who will assist teachers in implementing the Blueprint For Teaching and Learning In The Arts: The Moving Image curriculum and improving their instructional practice around the media arts.

The second is TFI’s first bilingual, after-school film programme in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Both kick off in February.

“As citizens of our nation’s cultural capital, New York City students should have the best tools available to unlock their creative potential and pursue higher education,” Beth Janson, newly appointed executive director of the Tribeca Film Institute, said.