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
Watch the trailer HERE
Sydney, Australia — October 13th, 2016 – Kicking off the countdown for the launch of its newest installment in the blockbuster Watch_Dogs® franchise, Ubisoft announced today its first Watch Dogs® 2 worldwide film festival running from October 15th to November 15th 2016. By offering 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 favorites video with a chance to win prizes too.
Supported by Parrot, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and YouTube Gaming, the jury will be composed by Louis Leterrier – a French yet international film director, Thomas Geffroyd – Brand Content Director on Watch Dogs 2, Jonathan Morin – Creative Director on Watch Dogs 2, and a online content creator from around the world. Famous YouTuber, FilmDice, will be representing the Australia & New Zealand on the jury.
“We cannot wait to see what the fans will come up with. 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 rules* for the contestant is to involve a smartphone in their video, video length 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 them to 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€ (approx. $73,000 AUD) & 2 tickets for Assassin’s Creed movie premiere
- Jury “Coup de Coeur” prize: 10 000€ (approx. $14,600 AUD), 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€ (approx. $7,300 AUD), 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 15 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://watchdogs.com/filmfest.
For further information about Watch Dogs 2, please visit: watchdogs2.com
About Watch Dogs 2
Watch_Dogs 2 is the second episode of the franchise created in 2014 by Ubisoft. In this new opus, players will embody Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker living in San Francisco and team up with Dedsec, a notorious group of hackers, to take down ctOS 2.0, an invasive operating system being used by criminal masterminds to monitor and manipulate citizens on a massive scale. The game will be released on November 15th.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2014-15 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,464 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.