As a casual movie fan, I get annoyed by film festivals because they are such teases, since best case scenario I get to see the movie in 6 months.
But Tribeca Film Festival is bringing the films to the average person by offering online streaming showings for select films. Basically you can reserve a free seat for a showing and then you get a 24 hour window during which you can stream the movie. They are several features and shorts available for streaming and it's pretty cool.
I streamed "Dungeon Master" a short produced by the production company Ryder Strong (Shawn Hunter) started with his brother. It's pretty funny, though it kind of stops right when it starts to get really interesting. You can still sign up for a showing, you just have to register with the site and you can immediately opt out of the newsletter if you're not interested.
Also showing at Tribeca is a documentary called "The Swell Season" about the band that the stars of "Once" formed after the worldwide success of the movie. The documentary is about the real life romance and it looks pretty sweet. Here's the trailer:
I'll wait six months for that one. But only because it wasn't made available to stream.