Tribeca Festival Will Start Selecting Video Games in 2021
The famous Tribeca Film Festival is expanding its programming with an official selection of video games.
Tribeca has just announced that games will be a bigger part of the festival starting next year. The decision comes after years of game showcases which included titles such as League of Legends, Firewatch, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and 2018’s God of War. This addition will happen at the 20th-anniversary festival taking place in New York City during June 9-20, 2021.
Submissions for games are open now through the end of January. Those chosen will join the festival’s Official Selections and be eligible for the inaugural Tribeca Games Award. Of course, the jury will be looking at games proficient in storytelling.
Joining Tribeca Games in an all-star advisory board are: Candyman and Captain Marvel 2 director Nia DaCosta, Disney artisan Jon Favreau, video game executive Bing Gordon, Game Awards producer and press veteran Geoff Keighley, legendary game designer Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear saga), iconic Remedy Entertainment writer and creative director Sam Lake, and long-time Halo series producer Kiki Wolfkill.
As video games continue to evolve and reach new heights, it’s great to see them get more recognition; the medium is ever-growing, not only when it comes to its technology but also the artistic visions behind them. With new subgenres and different approaches to interactive storytelling flourishing every year, it might be time for older and more established art forms to start paying serious attention to them.
Francisco J. Ruiz is that guy who has watched Jurassic Park a thousand times and loves Star Wars. His hunger for movies is only matched by his love for video games. He graduated in English Studies from the University of Malaga, in Spain. As he continues to write about what he enjoys (and doesn’t), he’s studying for a master’s degree and working on becoming a teacher.