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The Tribeca Film Festival will take its latest step toward embracing new media with the new Tribeca Innovation Week, set to run during the latter half of the 2014 festival and aimed at bringing screenwriters, filmmakers and financiers together with hackers, gamers, coders and other tech types interested in storytelling across platforms.

Newly programmed week will encompassed pre-existing programs — including the second annual Storyscapes showcase of transmedia titles and the fifth annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards — as well as new additions including the Games for Changes Festival (in its first edition as part of the Tribeca fest). Also on tap is a panel series that kicks off with a public talk with Aaron Sorkin (pictured, above).

Tribeca’s new programming marks the latest expansion for a festival that has long aimed to get out in front of the increasing overlap between filmmakers, cross-platform storytellers, gaming and social activists. Over the last »

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