Loren Hammonds Programmer, Film & Immersive
Tribeca Film Festival
Loren Hammonds is a NYC native who has worked in the film & entertainment industry for over 15 years. He is the Programmer of Feature Films and Immersive at Tribeca Film Festival. He is also the Executive Producer of StoryNEXT, an annual Virtual Reality conference presented by USA Today & NY Television Festival. Since attending the Film Conservatory at Purchase College, Mr. Hammonds has worked extensively in Film & TV production as well as in various curatorial roles for IFP, Tribeca All-Access, Hamptons International Film Festival, GenArt Film Festival and Bogota Independent Film Festival (IndieBo).
As the lead Immersive programmer at Tribeca, he oversees the curation of the Virtual Arcade, which has been called “one of the world’s greatest showcases of VR art, installations and storytelling” (Forbes Magazine) and “A go-to place for creators to premiere new work” (Los Angeles Times). His views on VR have been featured in several publications and programs, including The NY Times, BBC Radio, NPR, The Today Show, and Vice. He has also been a guest speaker at The Art of VR at Sotheby’s, VR Academy: Sofia, Mutek, and more.