UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES “THE WATCH_DOGS FILM FEST”, ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE VIDEO COMPETITION
LOUIS LETERRIER, THE INTERNATIONAL FILM DIRECTOR KNOWN FOR THE TRANSPORTER, THE INCREDIBLE HULK AND NOW YOU SEE ME, JOINS AS THE JURY PRESIDENT
Kicking off the countdown for the launch of its newest installment in the blockbuster Watch_Dogs® franchise, Ubisoft announced its first Watch_Dogs® 2 worldwide film festival, which will run from October 15th 2016 to November 15th. By encouraging participants to unleash their creative vision around their unique interpretation on the “hacking heroes” theme, the Watch_Dogs 2 Film Fest is not only a short film contest in which every adult can participate, but they will also be able to share and vote for their favourites video with a chance to win prizes.
“Hackers are mysterious, clever, rebels, mavericks and change makers, good or evil.” said Guillaume Carmona, EMEA VP Marketing at Ubisoft. “We believe this is a super interesting theme for people to play with and we are very excited to discover all the creative content that our fans and people from all venues can create around it”. Supported by Parrot, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and YouTube Gaming, the jury will be composed by international film director Louis Leterrier. Thomas Geffroyd, Brand Content Director, Jonathan Morin, Creative Director on Watch_Dogs 2 at Ubisoft Montreal and a famous local content creator (only in UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Russia and MENA) will also be involved in the jury. “We cannot wait to see what the fans will come up with. The sky’s the limit but we are expecting real originality no matter what scale, length, and format” said Louis Leterrier. “A good film is a film that stays with the audience long after they’ve seen it. We have no doubt that the contestants will succeed to surprise us.”
The only rule* for the contestant to respect is to involve a smartphone in their video, which must be between 5 seconds and not exceed 5 minutes. This is a fun and creative opportunity for gamers, fans, students or young directors to express their creativity and share it with the rest of the world!
Participating is simple:
- Step 1: Create your video
- Step 2: Upload the Watch_Dogs Film Fest website and share it everywhere!
- Step 3: Wait for the votes!
To reward people from their creativity, 3 international prizes will be awarded as well as 8 local prizes awarded by local famous content creators:
- Grand Jury prize: 50 000€ cash & 2 tickets for Assassin’s Creed movie premiere
- Jury “Coup de Coeur” prize: 10 000€ cash, 2 tickets for Assassin’s Creed movie premiere, a PS4®Pro, the Watch_Dogs 2 – The Return of Dedsec Collector’s Case and, one Parrot Bebop 2.
- Public vote prize: 5 000€ cash, one Watch Dogs 2 PlayStation 4 Bundle, one Parrot Bebop 2 and one Parrot Jumping Sumo.
- Influencer prize: one Watch Dogs 2 PlayStation 4 Bundle, one Parrot Bebop 2 and one Parrot Jumping Sumo, per content creator.
Watch Dogs® 2, will be available worldwide on November 15th for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
*Further information about Watch Dogs Film Fest (including the complete contest and sweepstake rules) can be found at http://watchdogsfest.ubi.com/en
For further information about Watch Dogs 2, please visit: watchdogs2.com