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Why The Tribeca Film Institute Turned Its Attention To Gaming

by Chris Morris.

One of the film world’s most prestigious festivals is taking an interest in the video game space.

The Tribeca Film Institute (a nonprofit group affiliated with the Tribeca Film Festival) and the Ford Foundations’s JustFilms initiative have announced the creation of a new annual grant — the TFI New Media Fund — for projects that wed traditional filmmaking and new media.

That’s a broad definition — and can mean anything from games to apps to micro-blogs — but it’s one of the first times the group has given a head nod to the gaming industry. (Ironically, the film world’s attention comes just as Christopher Tin basks in the glow of his Grammy victory for “Baba Yetu,” from 2005’s Civilization IV.)

Read more at Gameasutra.

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