Ubisoft and Independent Film Channel [IFC] have joined forces and our encouraging, film goers, gamers, film students, anyone to create a short film for Ubisoft’s upcoming stealth title – Assassin’s Creed for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 Platforms.
The film must last six-minutes or less and has 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
Your short-film will then be judged by IFC’s Media Lab. The winner will receive $10,000 an Xbox 360 Games Console and a Limited Edition copy of Assassin’s Creed integrated with your short film. You’ll also be able to view your short-film on the television this November to coincide with the release of this major title.
Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft commented;
“Assassin’s 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 Assassin’s Creed video game. Video games, like films, have the ability to tell rich and dynamic stories and the partnership with IFC for the Assassin’s 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.”
First Prize: $10,000, Xbox 360 Games Console, Limited Edition Assassin’s Creed Game
Two Runners Up: $2,500 cash, Xbox 360 Games Console, Limited Edition Assassin’s Creed Game
Lee Sparer, vice president of partnerships for IFC also commented;
“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 Assassin’s 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.Assassin’s 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.”
In Assassin’s Creed you play as Altair Lbn’La-Ahad (son of none) an elite master assassin during the Third Crusade in the Holy Land of 1191 AD.
The game play is made up of three parts, first off is the approach, you’ll gather information, ease drop on conversations all to gain intelligence before you make your move. Second is the actual assassination in which you’ll have to kill your target anyway necessary, last but not least is the escape, by doing side missions you’ll be able to gain the trust of the towns people who may or may not help you blend in.
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