Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Film Contest

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Posted on June 26, 2007, Daniel Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Film Contest

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It seems film contests are the recent “thing” now. And it seems Ubisoft and the Independent Film Channel are jumping on the bandwagon to help promote Assassin’s Creed (like it really needs any more promoting). Ubisoft and IFC announced today they will having an Assassin’s Creed short film contest. Those who wish to enter simply need to submit a six minute or less video based on Assassin’s Creed (duh) and submit it to IFC’s Media Lab.

The grand prize winner of the contest will receive $10,00, an Xbox 360, an Xbox 360 version of Assassin’s Creed and the winning video will be included in the Limited Edition version of the game. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal. So get to it future directors of America. Show IFC & Ubisoft what you can do, just make sure not to actually assassinate anybody during production.

Ubisoft and IFC Announce Short Film Competition Inspired By Assassins CreedTM Video Game

SAN FRANCISCO – June 25, 2007 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, and the Independent Film Channel (IFC), the first and largest network dedicated to independent film, announced the creation of a short film contest inspired by the video game Assassins Creed due out in November.

Beginning today, film students, video game fans and media arts aficionados are encouraged to submit their short film of six-minutes or less, based on Assassins Creed themes for judging via IFC’s Media Lab (http://medialab.ifc.com), a ground-breaking, integrated program which offers filmmakers a destination for posting their independent films online. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000, an Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, an Xbox 360 version of Assassins Creed and inclusion of their short film inside the Limited Edition version of the game. The winning film will also be aired on the IFC television network in November to coincide with the launch of the game.

Assassins Creed has the cinematic look and feel of an epic movie. This contest allows film makers of all levels a chance to showcase their creativity by expanding upon the mystery and themes of the Assassins Creed video game,” said Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. “Video games, like films, have the ability to tell rich and dynamic stories and the partnership with IFC for the Assassins Creed short film contest is a way for Ubisoft to show its appreciation to the art. We’re excited to see what people bring to the table; I have a feeling we won’t be disappointed.”

The Assassins Creed franchise has captured the attention and imagination of video game audiences worldwide and the Assassins Creed short film contest is an opportunity for fans and others to explore the mysteries and depth of the Assassins Creed story, providing their own interpretation to what is poised to be one of the year’s best video games.

“IFC reaches a tech savvy audience that is passionate about gaming and film, so it is a natural fit for us to team up with Ubisoft and present an Assassins Creed film making competition. As a multi-platform brand, we fully intend to utilize both our on-air and online presence to make this venture a success,” stated Lee Sparer, vice president of partnerships for IFC. “Assassins Creed is one of the most visually stunning games to date and combined with the tremendously talented filmmakers on Media Lab, we are expecting to see some truly spectacular films.”

Finalists will be selected by a panel of IFC and Ubisoft judges and their films will be posted on the IFC Web site, to be viewed and voted on by fans and visitors who will ultimately choose the grand prize winner. Two “runner-up” prizes include $2,500 cash, an Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, an Xbox 360 version of Assassins Creed and inclusion of their short film inside the Limited Edition version of the game. Their short film will be aired on the IFC television network. Winners will be announced on or before November 30.

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