To help shape the direction of Tribeca Games, the festival has put together an advisory board. The members are filmmakers Nia DaCosta and Jon Favreau, EA co-founder Bing Gordon, The Game Awards producer Geoff Keighley, Death Stranding auteur Hideo Kojima, Remedy Entertainment creative director Sam Lake and Kiki Wolfkill, who heads up transmedia and entertainment for Halo at 343 Industries.
Games have played a role in Tribeca for a decade. LA Noire was the first title to get Official Selection status back in 2011. Other games have received that honor since then, including God of War, League of Legends and What Remains of Edith Finch. Since 2017, there’s been a companion games festival alongside the core film programming, while VR experiences have had a presence at Tribeca for several years.
“In the ten years since we first welcomed a game to Tribeca’s official program, we’ve seen an exciting convergence of games, film, and immersive experiences. Where there was once a clear delineation between media, there is now a blurring of the lines — stories have become games and games have become stories.” festival co-founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal said in a statement. “Broad recognition for voices at the forefront of this ever-changing landscape is long overdue, and we intend to be a home for these creators whose incredible work should be celebrated.”
The next edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will take place June 9th-30th, 2021.