Tribeca Film Festival has announced its first-ever official awards in a video game category, which will be highlighted by a concert of the music of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Musician Daniel Lanos, who features heavily on the 2018 game’s Western-themed soundtrack, will perform at the event along with unnamed special guests.
Festival officials described the inclusion of a video games category as a “first of its kind opportunity.” The festival in 2011 did honor Rockstar Games’ L.A. Noire as an official selection.
Rockstar Games also developed Red Dead Redemption 2, which used music as a strong companion to gameplay and storytelling to tell its story of outlaw Arthur Morgan.
Lanois and his guests will perform at NYC’s The Battery at sunset.
Tribeca will also offer a virtual showcase of the video games through its online portal from June 11-20.
“For over a decade, our mission has been to be a catalyst for placing games and their creators at the forefront of mainstream and artistic culture alongside film, TV and VR/AR,” said Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Festival Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. “We continue to embrace the cross pollination and intersection of these storytellers with this year’s Tribeca Games Official Selections. And this is just the beginning.”