The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival logged some 115,000 attendees at movies and panels, according to fest organizers, with that tally contributing to a overall attendance of 430,000 including the estimated 300,000 from the annual neighborhood street fair.
Attendance of industry reps and delegates hit 803, up from the 767 logged last year. The screening and panel attendance figure also rose from 2010 benchmark, which attracted 94,000 attendees.
One factor contributing to the boost is a larger slate than last year, with this year’s edition screening 93 features and 60 shorts vs. the 85 features and 47 shorts on the sked in 2010.
Public events during the festival included no-charge open-air screenings of pics including Cameron Crowe’s Elton John-Leon Russell docu “The Union,” as well as a soccer tournament.
The 12-day fest, which ran April 20-May 1, also saw a handful of film acquistions announced, with two — The Weinstein Company’s pickup of docu “The Bully Project” and Magnolia Picture’s snagging of oater “Blackthorn” — emerging in the wake of Tribeca screenings that excited distributor interest.
No figures were release for the festival’s online component, a still-evolving initiative aimed at the virtual expansion of the Tribeca brand.