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
Actress, writer and musician to be interviewed for live recording of the How to Be Amazing podcast with Michael Ian Black
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
Founders of influential music and technology festival
Author of "Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science"
Friday, April 17th
|12:30pm||Lunch Break/Best of Motionographer|
|4:45pm||Drinks & Arepas Break|
|8:30pm||F5 Performance of Fuerza Bruta @ Daryl Roth Theater*|
* NOTE: Space is limited. To reserve your spot, you must sign up at Terminal 5 on Friday, April 17 during F5.
Saturday, April 18th
|11:00am||Block & Tackle|
|12:00pm||Dr. Janet Iwasa|
|12:50pm||Lunch Break/Best of Motionographer|
|2:20pm||Fred Tomaselli interviewed by Carolina Miranda|
|3:40pm||Brannon Braga & Dr. Michelle Thaller moderated by Juliette Cezzar|
|4:30pm||Drinks & Arepas Break|
|6:05pm||How to be Amazing podcast live recording with host Michael Ian Black and guest Parker Posey|
|10:00pm||Closing Party @ Cielo Club*|
* NOTE: Badges required for free entry. Space will be limited. First come, first serve.
Dawn of Man: Graffiti Girl & Boy / Balloon Boy
Magnus Östergren: Goo
Antfood & Buck: Jump In
Lustix: Doppler Reactor
Jodi Terwilliger: Prism Pulse
Studio Studio: GIF Photobooth
Frederico Phillips: AS-PHYX-I-A
Dark Igloo: Self-e-wear
High & Mighty Brass Band
Ted Ganung, Deeper Vision Recordings
DJ Shaun Pazel
Love Yourself Project
Breakthrough New York
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.
Carlos El Asmar: Founder/Executive Producer
Justin Cone: Founder/Curator
Ventura Castro: Director
Kulani Jenkins: Producer
Ave Carrillo: Curator
Noah Norman: Technical Director
Vincent Diga: Art Director
Steffen Kuronen: Motion Graphics Designer
Kurt Peloquin: Installations Producer
Olney Atwell: Technical Producer
Dot Lung: Social Media Coordinator
Marc Nadal: Videographer
Jhoel Delgado: Photographer
Bernie Tipton & Janie Wilson: Volunteer Coordinators
Veronica Cabezas: PR
Block & Tackle: F5 Opening Titles
The Mill: Best of Motionographer Package
Buck: Brand Animations