Assassin’s Creed Short Film Contest

Back in June ’07 we announced that the Independent Film Channel (IFC) and Ubisoft were giving film goers, gamers and film students the chance to create a special short film for Ubisoft’s upcoming action-adventure title – Assassin’s Creed for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 Platforms.

Five months on and the winner of the for mentioned contest has been announced and you can now watch the winning film by clicking HERE!

The film was to include one of the following;

  • Planning, assassination, escape
  • Social stealth – using crowd as a means of disguise or escape
  • Assassination in public and in close proximity to the victim
  • Assassination of historical figures
  • Conspiracy surrounding historical assassination

The winner of the contest receives $10,000 an Xbox 360 Games Console and a Limited Edition copy of Assassin’s Creed integrated with his/her’s short film.

Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft commented;

“While the top 10 entries were all very solid, video game and film fans alike voted Greg Reid’s ‘The Ultimate Weapon’ the clear winner. Ubisoft’s partnership with IFC yielded some great films and proved to us that Assassin’s Creed is able to engage people’s imagination and spawn creativity. The story and mystery of the game itself has already struck a chord with fans of video games and film.”

Lee Sparer, vice president of partnerships for IFC also commented that;

“The Assassin’s Creed short film submissions we received were outstanding and any of the top 10 entries had a chance to win, but Greg Reid’s entry proved itself the best of the field. Part of IFC’s mission is to provide a voice to independent filmmakers on all levels, and so it is exciting for us to have offered this opportunity and challenge to our talented filmmakers on Media Lab. We look forward to participating in other similar contests in the future to help platform short films and other video content being produced by undiscovered talent around the country.”

The proud winner Greg Reid (Director, co-writer) also added;

“I’m really excited that our Assassins Creed short film, ‘The Ultimate Weapon’ was selected as the winning film, amid a very competitive line-up of entries. Assassins Creed has it all from a gaming perspective. Joel Poehlmann and I wrote a film, inspired by the rich and dynamic backdrop of the game. We wanted to create a film and storyline that had it all; a little intrigue, fast-paced action fight sequences and killer still animations. After making the film, I can’t wait to play the actual game myself.”

Congratulation to the winning team, we look forward to more competitions in the future, let us know your thoughts by leaving your comments below.

Luke De'ath

Bristol based Luke is a keen gamer who enjoys a good FPS or Stealth title. His Favourite game is Metal Gear Solid. Luke also loves FIFA and is a season ticket holder for Bristol Rovers FC

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