The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival is in full swing in sunny New York City, showcasing some of the year's best independent films. With its reputation for high quality programming and cutting edge panels, the Festival has quickly emerged as a must-stop for serious film buffs.



Can't make it to the Big Apple? No worries -- you can catch 4 short films from the Festival's critically acclaimed 2009 Official Selection in the YouTube Screening Room. From a bitter man's 50th birthday party to a teenage boy's priestly penitence, these shorts epitomize the great, off-the-beaten-path stories for which Tribeca is known.



For more festival coverage, red carpet premieres and behind-the-scenes footage, check out the Tribeca Film Festival YouTube channel.



Enjoy,

Nate Weinstein

YouTube Film