F5 is a creativity festival exploring the intersection of design, art & technology.
F5 brings together the thinkers and doers that are breaking ground and shaping new standards in media and design. It’s an essential meeting point for future-minded individuals with the power to create lasting change.
Founded on the ideal that true insight and lasting inspiration come from unexpected places, F5 fosters artistic collisions—unexpected insights from sources you didn’t see coming.
The two-day festival gathers filmmakers, writers, digital artists, game designers, interactive artists, motionographers, graphic designers, visual effects experts, musicians, industry visionaries and many more.
Co-founder of The Office for Creative Research
Block & Tackle
Motion design studio and creators of F5 title sequence
Executive producer and director of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"
Carolina A. Miranda
Los Angeles Times staff writer covering culture from high to low
Maker of bots and generators and other weird internet stuff
Designer, author, educator, brand strategist and host of the podcast Design Matters
Dr. Janet Iwasa
Molecular biologist, visualizer of complex cellular activity
Dr. Michelle Thaller
Assistant Director for Science Communication and Higher Education at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Designer, strategist and partner at Pentagram
Founder and ECD of Sarofsky, an award-winning production company
Internationally acclaimed artist known for highly detailed mixed media works
Special F5 performance of the off-Broadway experience (limited space)
Cross-media visual storytellers
Motion designer/director extraordinaire
Director of animated tales
Designer, Educator, Author and Associate Director of Communication Design at Parsons the New School for Design
Michael Ian Black
Comedian and host of the "How to Be Amazing" podcast
Patrick Clair / Antibody
Emmy award-winning director and designer
Patrick Moberg / Dots
Artist, illustrator and co-creator of the crazy successful Dots and TwoDots games
Dreams up and directs films and experiences for virtual and built space at The Mill
Author, educator and Peabody award-winning storyteller
Author of "Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science"
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This small sampling of past speakers ranges across design, art, technology, science, film and politics.
Designers, animators, storytellers
Artist, photographer, educator
Award-winning filmmakers, masters of the surreal
Head of design for Cartoon Network and [adult swim], purveyor of goat heads
DJ, artist, father
Celebrated director of feature films, music videos and commercials
Animators, storytellers, collaborators
Technologists, designers, storytellers
Host of MSNBC's “The Rachel Maddow Show"
Artist/technologist, pushing the boundaries of drawing
Artist, puppeteer, banjo player
Two full days and nights of creative collisions
From 10am to 8pm, F5 is two days packed full of insight and inspiration.
Speaker sessions are 40 minutes long. Lunch and drink breaks give you time to stretch your legs and stay loose.
We love to nurture creativity in every way possible, to push boundaries, and celebrate the unconventional and experimental. We want our space to be a place for artists to create art for art’s sake, and a playground for attendees to experience their vision.
RE:PLAY Best of Motionographer
Since 2006, Motionographer has been sharing ground-breaking visual experiences with the world. Get an uncut dose of brilliance with the RE:PLAY Best of Motionographer showcase, screened between sessions and in selected viewing areas throughout Terminal 5.
The After Party
Cap off a life-changing event with a mind-altering after party. Featuring a special live performance, the F5 after party is a potent mix of music, art and visuals — a sensory ritual to ring in your personal new you.
F5, Meet Terminal 5
As the epicenter of global creativity, New York City is the perfect home for F5. Our new venue, Terminal 5, is one of the premier venues in NYC.
With a capacity of 3,000 people spanning three floors and a rooftop, we have plenty of room for all of F5’s eclectic speakers and attendees, and then some. We’re certain T5 will help make this the best F5 yet.
610 W 56th St.
New York, NY 10019
1; A, C; B, D at Columbus Circle, then walk west along 56th St. Terminal 5 will be on your left between 11th and 12th Avenues.
Home at the Hudson
The Hudson Hotel is the official hotel for festival speakers and attendees — and other surprises to be named later.
Standard, superior, and deluxe rooms are being offered with a discount of more than 20% off for friends of the fest. For one of the trendiest boutique hotels in midtown Manhattan, this is a sweet deal.
The Hudson is pure F5, crafted with the designer in mind. It’s visual appeal is only outweighed by its proximity to all things NYC: Central Park, Times Square, every type of eatery imaginable, subways to here-there-and-everywhere, and, most importantly, Terminal 5.
F5 was created by creative spirits for creative spirits. We’re not in this for the money. We do this out of pure, unbridled passion.
What does that mean for you, the attendee? Watch this quick overview of our ethos and everything will become clear.
The Motionographer connection
Motionographer.com has been sharing the best in moving media and covering the industries of motion design, animation and visual effects since 2006. F5 is the physical manifestation of the spirit of Motionographer.