Tribeca Film Festival will recognise video games as "official selections" from next year

published 27.09.2020 16:01

"We're excited to celebrate games and game creators alongside film, immersive, music, art, and more at next year's Festival."

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," explained Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO, Jane Rosenthal.

"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.

Though a handful of games have been recognised over the years - since LA Noire was recognised as an Official Selection in 2011, other games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Firewatch, What Remains of Edith Finch, and God of War have followed - next year's festivals marks the first in the event's history to open submissions for video games as well as an all-new honour, the Tribeca Games Award.

Tribeca Film Festival will recognise video games as "official selections" from Wolfkill and Hideo Kojima are amongst members of the festival's new gaming Film Festival is expanding its call for submissions to video games for the very first time.

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