Tribeca Games Festival
Event Strategy, Creative Direction
Tribeca Games and Twofivesix partnered to launch the Tribeca Games Festival, an event that will bring together New York City’s passionate gaming community to examine where games have been and what comes next in the race to innovate in the world’s most popular medium. Sitting at the intersection of gaming, entertainment and culture, the festival included exclusive sneak peeks of and hands-on play with highly-anticipated titles, behind-the- scenes looks back at some of the most fascinating games of the past year, and conversations with culturalleaders and game industry insiders, including a keynote from legendary creator, Hideo Kojima. Other notables included Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman, BioShock creator Ken Levine, and head of Halo Transmedia, Kiki Wolfkill.
“Five years ago, Tribeca was the first film festival to welcome gaming to the official program. Since then, we’ve continued to support the storytellers who have propelled it to become the world’s most popular and growing medium,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder and Executive Chair of the Tribeca Film Festival. “Through Tribeca Games, with Twofivesix, we will create a can’t-miss event that will bring together the most creative and innovative creators, thought leaders, and insiders from the gaming world and beyond.”
● “An ever-growing annual flirtation between New York's Tribeca Film Festival and interactive entertainment has finally boiled over into a standalone event.” - Mashable
● "Tribeca has led the way on the film-festival circuit in embracing video games as a creative art form, and the launch of the Tribeca Games Festival solidifies that position." - Variety