Assassin's Creed-Inspired Short Film Competition
Ubisoft and the Independent Film Channel (IFC) are hosting a short film contest inspired by the videogame, ASSASSIN'S CREED, due out in November. Film students, videogame fans and media arts aficionados are encouraged to submit their short film of six minutes or less, based on themes for judging via IFC's Media Lab (http://medialab.ifc.com), a groundbreaking, integrated program that offers filmmakers a destination for posting their independent films online. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000, an Xbox 360, 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. Finalists will be selected by a panel of IFC and Ubisoft judges and their films will be posted on the IFC website, 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, 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 Nov. 30. For more information, visit medialab.ifc.com/content.jsp?pg=assassins_creed.html.