Tribeca Festival Announces 2023 Tribeca X Speaker Lineup; Official Selections For Tribeca X Award

by Samuel Pordengerg May 25, 2023 News
Tribeca Festival Announces 2023 Tribeca X Speaker Lineup; Official Selections For Tribeca X Award

There are talks with Diane Von FURSTENBERG, Linda Boff, and Alan Wexler.


There are passes available at the film festival.

Leading voices in advertising and entertainment will be part of the speaker lineup at the Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX.

Thought leaders from media, brand, entertainment, and production will come together on June 14 to discuss what's next for brand content during a new and dynamic era of powerful stories. Artificial intelligence-assisted story finding, purpose-driven stories, rapid proliferation of distribution channels, and creating a more diverse and inclusive creative industry are topics. The best story-driven filmmakers will be recognized at the event.

Diane von Furstenberg, the founder and co-chairwoman of Diane von Furstenberg, will give a keynote speech about the origins of her eponymous company, her predictions for the fashion industry, and her advice for a younger generation of women entrepreneurs at this year's event. General Electric Global Chief Marketing Officer Linda Boff and General GM Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation Alan Wexler will discuss how both experimentation and data-driven insights impact their brand narratives.

The future of streaming, content production and brand marketing will be discussed by the chief revenue officer of Tubi and the CEO of VaynerMedia. The Chief Marketing Officer of OKX will talk about how OKX's Web3 products help build a future with more control, mobility, and ways to trade assets. Kelly Colbert, head of brand advertising and creative strategy at U.S. Bank, will demonstrate what it is.

Jane Rosenthal is the CEO and Co-Founder of Tribeca X. As they share their insights and predictions for the industry, we are excited to convene inventive minds.

In order to provide guests with networking opportunities that foster meaningful industry connections, breakout sessions have been added to the program. A more in-depth look at each topic will be provided by the sessions, as well as an open discussion between the leaders and guests. Brand content distribution, metrics and measurement, and artificial intelligence story creation are the three topics that are going to get the most attention. After the program, guests will be invited to a lunch reception on the rooftop of Spring Studios, as well as a special industry cocktail event hosted by Grindr from 3-6pm.

The best-in-class projects of the year in five categories, including feature film, short film, series, Immersive, and Audio, were announced by the festival. There are many brands represented, including A&W, Adobe, Amazon, Common Citizen, Flipper's Roller Boogie Palace, Gjenge Makers, and more. The films will be available to view on the website in June.

You can get passes for the film at the website.

The speaker lineup and award selections are below. For more on the festival, visit

The Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, brings artists and diverse audiences together to celebrate stories in all their forms. Tribeca has strong roots in independent film. Emerging and established voices are championed, award-winning talent is discovered, and innovative experiences are introduced through exclusive exhibitions, conversations, and live performances.

The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revival of lower Manhattan. The festival will take place in New York City from June 7 to June 18.

James Murdoch and his Lupa Systems bought a majority stake in the enterprise.

The 2023 Tribeca Festival is presented by OKX and with the support of our partners: AT&T, Audible, Black Women on Boards, and City National Bank.

The speakers are tribeca.

Diane von Furstenberg was featured in the founder spotlight.

Diane von Furstenberg has exhibited an expert level of staying power over the course of her career. Her personal brand and businesses have flourished, achieving global popularity and recognition, as a result of her many accomplishments. She has changed New York City's landscape for the better by empowering women all over the world. Von Furstenberg will talk about the origins of her company, her predictions for the fashion industry, and her advice for younger women entrepreneurs.

Diane von Furstenberg is the founder and co-chairwoman of the Domestic Violence Foundation.

GE and GM, two American companies that have been around for over a century, have thrived because of their brand story. Both companies are in the midst of another historic era of transformation. GE is splitting into three companies that are focused on critical growth sectors. GM wants to make a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. It can be difficult to communicate the level of change for two brands that are so entrenched in American culture.

In a moderated conversation, GE's Global CMO Linda Boff and GM's VP of Strategy and Innovation Alan Wexler will discuss how both experimentation and data-driven insights impact their respective narratives, what role corporate social responsibility plays in business and marketing decisions, and how they use the power of

Linda Boff, Global Chief Marketing Officer, General Electric, is one of the speakers.

The next five years in streaming and what it means for movie makers and brands Tubi has a library of tens of thousands of movies and TV shows in an ad supported platform. The future of personalization and programming in a web 3.0 world will seem to collide. When audiences can own a piece of their favorite content and have a stake in it, the value of knowing your audience is even more important. In this session that looks to the future, brand marketers will get guidance on modern content creation, whether it be for entertainment or brands, and filmmakers will get insight on how to take advantage of secular trends.

Gary Vaynerchuck is the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

There are two camps of thought on the subject of writing the system with web3. One suggestion is to update existing systems. The other thinks a system re-writing is necessary. There is a world where we all have more control, mobility and various ways to trade our assets. Software allows us to be our own bank, to be interoperability and to trade without any middleman. The Web3 products are here to contribute to the future.

The Global Chief Marketing Officer of OKX is speaking.

The best stories for connecting with customers that care about your brand and the issues you endorse are authentic and amplify your brand's core values. John Deere is committed to working with various support organizations to improve the lives and livelihoods of Black farmers, with a particular emphasis on the preservation of Black-owned farmland in rural communities.

The rise of brand stories as a change agent, how a first-person narrative builds trust, and a call are some of the topics discussed in this session.

Mara Downing, Vice President of Global Brand and Communications, John Deere, is one of the speakers.

Building brand trust isn't easy, but doing good is good for business Sharing values can be demonstrated through action. CSR initiatives and tentpole values should be front and center for consumers to see, instead of being tucked away at the bottom of the website. The goal of the community is to end the HIV epidemic for everyone, everywhere, by supporting innovative work of grassroots organizations to improve access to care for those in need, regardless of circumstance. Through their public good division, Grindr for Equality has made a mark in its response to the Mpox outbreak and its efforts to send free at- home HIV tests to those in need. SherryPhillips moderated the session which focused on how important it is for consumers to see the brands they use take positive, impactful actions.

The speakers are Alex Kalomparis, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, and George Arison, Chief Executive Officer, of Grindr.

The power of inspiration is being discovered by brands to bring awareness and inspiration for change. The humanity of people that belong to their consumer base is being showcased by brands like Indeed. There are over 11 million child translators in the U.S., thanks to a film by the U.S. Bank. talent is universal, but opportunity is not. The series shines a light on storytellers and provides funding for their films. As a woman-founded brand that grew from a sandwich cart to a household snack brand, the company has been dedicated to helping women rise through its annual mentorship program. The brand deepened its commitment by celebrating women's strength in the face of adversity with Rise, a short film that follows three previous winners of the mentorship program. The conversation will take a closer look at each project and show what it means for a brand to inspire.

Kelly Colbert, Head of Brand Advertising & Creative Strategy, U.S. Bank, was one of the speakers.

There are break sessions.

There are many opportunities for brands to distribute their programming, but how do they find the right audience? It's too late to ask the question once the content has been produced, there needs to be a well-designed distribution plan in place. The discussion will look at various platforms and audiences to consider when building a distribution strategy for brand content.

The speakers are Andy Kraut, Senior Brand Partnerships Executive, and Brendan Gaul, Global Chief Content Officer.

What do you think about the phrase "brand storyteller"? It's a film. There is a multi-episodic. Is that a song? Is there a product video? Perhaps it is all of the above. The BrandStorytelling industry and academic team, assembled to conduct a global deep dive into terminology and measurement, will unveil the first of their findings. The team will propose terms and definitions the industry can rally behind, provide concrete examples for how each can be used to describe the different types of brand Storytelling formats, explain how and why each are used most effectively, and discuss how they plan to create a new system of metrics to correctly assess the A lively Q&A session with the committee leading this work will be part of the session.

Megan Wells, Project Lead, Development Executive, Showrunner, was one of the speakers

The creation and production process of the first short, animated film created entirely with images generated will be discussed by Chad Nelson, Native Foreign Co-Founder, and Joyce Lee. There is an unexplored forest inhabited by mysterious little critterz with unforeseen personality quirks. There will be a discussion about the future of story telling with artificial intelligence. There are possibilities for storytellers and brands.

Chad Nelson is the Creative Director of the Artificial Intelligence Artist.

The official selection of the Tribeca X Award.

There are features.

The life and achievements of a woman who is tackling the plastic waste epidemic in her hometown is the subject of a new show. The film was directed by Farhoud Meybodi.

The stories of five individuals as they combat weight stigma, a drag queen using humor, a mermaid reconciling with fatphobia, and a midwife working to dismantle fat bias in reproductive health are all part of the movie EMBODIED. A personal lens into the sensationalized topic of fatness is offered by this feature. Isabel Bethencourt directed

Gaining Ground: The Fight for Black Land is a 90-minute documentary film that addresses land ownership racial inequalities that have existed in America for decades. John Deere works with various partner organizations to improve the lives and livelihoods of Black farmers, with a particular emphasis on the preservation of Black-owned farmland in rural communities. Eternal Polk produced and directed the film.

Hideo Kojima: connecting worlds is a journey into the creative mind of the most famous video games designer in the world The documentary gives a rare insight into Hideo Kojima's creative process as he opens his own studio. It was directed by Glen.

Lucia Silvestri, a passionate gem hunter and creative director, is the subject of Inside the Dream. The search for the best gems in India. The film was directed by Matthieu Menu.

There is a short film.

The Canadian restaurant chain A&W has a unique fast food item called the Whistle dog. The good fight to bring back the dog is profiled in this documentary. Bob Simpson is the director

The short film Dirt in the Diamond explores the dichotomy of grief and celebration in Jamaican culture. To the generations before us, who have been intentional about preserving our customs, traditions and communities after immigrating to the UK, the film pays homage through its style and use of archival footage. Renee Maria Osubu is the director

The official opening of Flipper's skating rink in London is celebrated by Flipper's skate heist. Liberty Ross chose to highlight her friend and supporter by creating the collectible 'Chronic Skate', which is featured in the short film 'Flipper's 'Skate Heist'. In the film, the core skate collective arrives at the new site for a historical gliding dance session after a skating robbery. Ben Dean is the director

George Telfer is the producer of Flowers, a film about a young prince embarking on a journey of self-discovery. An afro-futuristic fairytale of love follows after a mother gives away her child. The hero is given a heavy crown by his mother, but his brothers are disappointed. The film was directed by Dumas Haddad.

Morning Joy is a short film that has an unexpected encounter. The film was directed by John Henry Hinkel.

Somewhere Higher is a mini-anthology and channel flip film about the people, art, and music inspired by cannabis in a post-legalization world. In order to tell their side of the story, Common Citizen, a cannabis company based in Michigan, enlisted the help of Even/Odd to find cannabisTrademarkiaTrademarkiaTrademarkias who have faced criminalization and stigmatization. The film was directed by the man.

There are over 11 million child translators in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bank.

There is a series.

The Big Idea follows the lives of three innovators who are brilliant, bold, and united by the desire to use technology, science and engineering to create radical, systemic change Our subjects are united by a single life-changing opportunity that is unique to them. The film was directed by Sarah Klein and Tom Mason.

Full Bleed explores what it takes to push boundaries and how obstacles can become the conduit for innovative work. The first of three episodes focuses on the development of Freedom Tower. Patrick Daughters is the director

Future Self tells the stories of three minority students from across the globe who overcame personal, professional, and cultural challenges in order to pursue a career in technology that can help each of them make a lasting impact in their communities. The series was created to raise awareness for the program that helps underserved and underrepresented youth learn the basics of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The film was directed by Alex Gilbert.

Ali Alhashemi, affectionately known as "Barber Al," is the American Dream personified, starting his business in high school, and cutting hair in his garage to support his family. He is the owner of the most successful barbershop in the suburb of Dearborn, which is home to the largest population of Arabs outside the Middle East. After his father's death, he started a job to make ends meet and went on to found a multi-million dollar franchise. It was directed by hamoody Jaafar.

She creates change is an anthology series about six teenage girls who achieve things they once thought impossible. There is an animated short about a life-Defining Moment. The teen hero is revealed in a short documentary. Martha Adams is the director

The goal of the Team Behind GT Sophy was to train an artificial intelligence agent to play the game Gran Turismo at such a high level that it could beat the best humans in the game. The story follows the researchers as they figure out how to develop the sort of lightning-fast decision-making abilities that no artificial intelligence had ever mastered before. It was directed by Paula.

It's immersing.

The story of FLUX, a hacktivist rebel, and her sister PETRA, a high-powered executive at the social media company, is told in Asset 15. When Petra goes into a coma, Flux goes back in time to uncover the truth about the app. It was created by Julina.

The streets of New York and London will be transformed into stages for two innovative experiences as a result of Gorillaz Presents... In the middle of two of the world's most famous skylines, Murdoc, 2D, Noodle and Russel stood over a group of fans who had gathered together to watch them play. It was created by Jamie Hewlett and Fx Goby.

There is audio.

Legacy of Speed is a film about two black sprinters raising their fists in protest at the 1968 Olympic Games. The runners who took a stand and the coaches who helped make them fast enough to change the world are some of the people you need to know. The film was directed by Carly Migliori.

The Making an Impossible Airplane: The Untold Story of the Concorde is part of the brand evolution of the company. Our goal was to tell a story that hadn't been told before to engage audiences, solidify Atlassian's philosophy and promise of 'impossible alone', and unleash the potential in each team: engineers in two different countries, with two different languages, two different units of measurement The film was directed by Pedro.

Work Sounds is an audio album that immerses you into the tasks that make our communities run, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. The show combines art and utility to offer sound therapy to stay grounded, present and have a better workday. It was directed by a couple of people.