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Written by Christophor "SuperGuido" Rick   
Tuesday, 26 June 2007

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  Ubisoft, makers of some really fine games, and IFC, the largest network dedicated to independent filmmakers and such have announced a partnership for the Assassin's Creed short film contest. The game itself is 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 Assassin's 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 Assassin's 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.

Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft said, "We're excited to see what people bring to the table; I have a feeling we won’t be disappointed."

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

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
Assassin’s 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.

 After the NIntendo Short Clips contest I foresee many more cross-over projects like this coming along. Maybe even an interwoven story that rus between game and film as they come out. Not like the Matrix film/game franchise but more organic where one fills in interesting pieces from the other and vice versa.

 

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