Convergence is an ongoing initiative of the New York Film Festival focused on the intersection of technology and storytelling. Expect more then a discussion of current trends and hot buzz words; Convergence offers audiences and creators the unique opportunity to experience a curated selection of some of the most exciting immersive storytelling projects being produced today. Convergence is about creators and makers and the fact that in our digital world every member of the audience is not just an observer but an active participant in building their entertainment.
In This Series
Grand Theft Auto V, the latest blockbuster videogame from Rockstar Games, is a highly detailed and satirical reimagining of modern day Southern California, from the bustling metropolis of Los Santos to the surrounding countryside, rivers, mountains, lakes and beaches of Blaine County. Join us as we take a look at a short presentation of the game-world and talk with some of the creative team at Rockstar Games about Grand Theft Auto V's formation from a series of ambitious ideas to complete "virtual" reality.Read more »
Sunday, September 292:30pm
This event takes place at St. Paul the Apostle church (405 W 59th St).
Grand Theft Auto V comprises an entire universe filled not only with action, but with sound, thanks to the dynamic score from composers Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, and Alchemist & Oh No. For one night only, this talented group of artists along with more than 20 supporting musicians will come together to perform the game's score live. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear this incredible collaboration perform the score, combined with art and game visuals to offer a completely unique and immersive live experience.Read more »
Creators Christian Fonnesbech and Frederik Ovilsen discuss their project that is part alternate reality game, part film, part social network, touching on the challenges of building a genre-bending interactive experience.Read more »
Saturday, September 2810:00am
Launched this year, Hollow encourages dialogue about the issues facing small town America. Director Elaine McMillion will reflect on the project and her evolution from filmmaker to facilitator.Read more »
Sunday, September 2910:00am
Seasoned PGA members share some of their early work integrating multiple platforms and describe how those techniques have evolved into what we see today.Read more »