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GE FOCUS FORWARD is hosting and paticipating in many exciting events during TFF2013. From special screenings to industry talks and panels, and even a live exhibition at the 92Y Tribeca, we're celebrating innovators in all walks of life as well as new horizons in filmmaking. Come and see what the future holds.

EYES ON INNOVATION: Art and Design from the GE FOCUS FORWARD Film Series

Join us in celebrating the art of innovation at this new multimedia exhibit at 92Y Tribeca highlighting the ideas, inventions, and people featured in the popular GE FOCUS FORWARD film series. Get a first-hand glimpse at the Hövding invisible bicycle helmet and Bud Frazier and Billy Cohn's homemade continuous-flow heart device, the ultra-rare Roland TR-808 drum machine and high-schooler Aidan Dwyer's solar tree among many other intriguing display objects, all of which stand as examples of outstanding design with a truly groundbreaking and problem-solving purpose.
FREE and open to the public. Gallery hours vary.

GE FOCUS FORWARD Modules - the power of the individual to create change

Witness the power of invention and innovation at work making the world a better place. Curated collections of our films will be playing as part of the Tribeca Online Festival. Catch programs Outside the Box, Food For Thought, and Thinking Aloud for free starting April 17th, featuring shorts from Morgan Spurlock, Victor Kossakovsky, Lucy Walker, Steve James and more. Click here to watch the films on The Tribeca Online Festival.

Tribeca Talks® Industry: Brand New Studios

What happens when brands become producers? The answers might surprise you. GE Executive Director of Global Brand Marketing Linda Boff joins representatives from ESPN Films, VICE Media and Red Bull Media House to discuss the diverse and evolving partnership brands and film. April 21st, 2:30PM, SVA Theatre 2. This event is FREE and requires a ticket. Click here to learn more about the event.

A Conversation with Nerdist

Chris Hardwick will conduct a conversation from the Future of Film Live stage. He will interview filmmakers and new media rockstars and discuss topics including the rise in digital filmmaking and online distribution. Panelists include The Safdie Brothers, Lisa Donovan of Maker Studios, GE Global Creative Director Andy Goldberg and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Chris will also have a one-on-one conversation with director/producer David Gordon Green to discuss past work, upcoming projects and his views on the future. Free and open to the public. Tuesday, April 23 12:00 p.m. 92Y Tribeca. Learn more about this event.

Outside the Box

Unbound imagination leads to inventive concepts that reimagine reality. Tribeca alum directors David Darg and Bryn Mooser (Sun City Picture House, Baseball in the Time of Cholera and this year's The Rider and the Strom) host a selection of shorts featuring remarkable new developments that enhance the way we live, work and play. A post-screening discussion follows. Tuesday, April 23 6:30 p.m. 92Y Tribeca

Solve For X @ Tribeca Film Festival, presented by GE FOCUS FORWARD

GE FOCUS FORWARD partners with Google[x] for a special Tribeca edition of Solve For X, the forum to encourage and amplify moonshots–radical technology-based proposals to solving global problems. The discussion will be led by the Solve for X team, Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal, and cinelan co-founder and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. April 25th, 5-7PM, Google NY Office, 111 8th Ave. Space is limited. Click Here to Register.

Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

GE Chief Marketing Officer Beth Comstock and cinelan Co-Founder Morgan Spurlock will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize at this year's 4th annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards for their work on the GE FOCUS FORWARD program. The subject of Spurlock's GE FOCUS FORWARD short, You Don't Know Jack , 16-year-old Jack Andraka, will receive the Albert Einstein Prize for developing a revolutionary new test for pancreatic cancer. Click here to learn more.

FAMILY FRIENDLY SCREENING AND CONVERSATION at the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair, presented by American Express

As part of the Tribeca Family Festival, six GE FOCUS FORWARD shorts showcasing ideas (and kids) changing the world, will be screened, followed by a conversation with filmmakers Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern. April 27th, 1:00PM, Tribeca Film Center, 375 Greenwich Street. Open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.