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Tribeca Film Festival Adds Video Games to Official Selections

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Tribeca Film Festival Adds Video Games to Official Selections. Organizers announced a new honor, the Tribeca Games Award. The award will recognize games that showcase excellence in storytelling. Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO, discussed the presence of gaming this year and celebrating "storytelling in all its forms.". It’s incredible to see how game creators develop these immersive worlds with their own, unique stories, characters, lore and languages, and their work should be celebrated, Jane Rosenthal, to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’. ‘LA Noire’ became the first video game to be an official selection for 2011. Rosenthal notes how games are “part cinema, part gaming.". We’ve seen how films influence so many game creators, but we’ve also seen how many filmmakers are heavily influenced by game culture, Jane Rosenthal, to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’. Tribeca Games also revealed a new advisory board of game and film veterans. Geoff Keighley, Hideo Kojima, Nia DaCosta, Kiki Wolfkill and others will steer the presence of gaming at the festival