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.

Speakers

Speaker lineup coming soon

F5 assembles the brightest creative minds from around the world. Eclectic, challenging and inspiring, they will encourage you to rethink the way you live and work.

The 2015 speakers will be announced here soon. Check out the F5 2009 and F5 2011 sites.

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Past Speakers

This small sampling of past speakers ranges across design, art, technology, science, film and politics.

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Buck

Designers, animators, storytellers

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Charlie White

Artist, photographer, educator

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Dvein

Award-winning filmmakers, masters of the surreal

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Jacob Escobedo

Head of design for Cartoon Network and [adult swim], purveyor of goat heads

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Kid Koala

DJ, artist, father

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Mark Romanek

Celebrated director of feature films, music videos and commercials

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Nathan Love

Animators, storytellers, collaborators

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Psyop

Technologists, designers, storytellers

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Rachel Maddow

Host of MSNBC's “The Rachel Maddow Show"

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Shantell Martin

Artist/technologist, pushing the boundaries of drawing

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Wayne White

Artist, puppeteer, banjo player

Program

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.

Music/Installations/Technology

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.

Location

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.

Address

610 W 56th St.
New York, NY 1001

By subway

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.

Lodging

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.

Why F5?

Purity matters

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.

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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.

Tickets

$518

Early Bird Special
(until January 18th)

(Full price ticket: $658)

$328

Student

NOTE Email a photo or scan of your current student ID or tuition bill to f5@f5fest.com to receive a student discount code.

Got a group?

Drop us a line at f5@f5fest.com and we can discuss your options.