MVS and Infinity-Gaming invite all budding game movie directors to step forward and take part in the Ultimate Game Movie Awards. It is well known that the games industry harbours some of the world’s best creative talent but now it is time to showcase the creative skills of those not directly involved with making the games. For several years there has been an“underground” culture of players that have spent their hours creating Frag Movies that include stunning visuals and cinematic effects to impress their peers and the wider gaming community.
In a bid to embrace this raw talent MVS is opening up a competition to find some of these stars and showcase their work. Split into 4 categories entrants are required to produce a short clip demonstrating their visual skills and submit it via the dedicated MVS microsite.
Philip Wride, from Infinity-Gaming, made the following comment–“This is a great opportunity for all those in eSports, and gaming as a whole, who spend their time making Frag Movies with little external praise. This competition provides gamers the chance to demonstrate their skills in front of an international audience as well as some of the games industry’s leading people.”
The 4 categories are:
- Quake Series (Quake 1, Quake 2, Quake 3, Quake 4, Quake Live)
- Counterstrike Series (Counterstrike 1.6, Counterstrike Condition Zero, Counterstrike Source)
- Call of Duty Series (Call of Duty 1, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 4)
- Other Games
- 1st Place in each category;£250
- 2nd Place in each category;£150
- 3rd Place in each category;£100
Entrants will be judged by a mixed panel of people from creative, gaming and media backgrounds to determine who they think deserves to win. As an added bonus all 3 finalists from each category will have their clips showcased at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival in August as part of their Game Screening Programme.
The competition will be open for entries on Monday 11th May with the submission deadline being Friday 5th June at 2300 GMT. Winners will be announced on Monday 8th June. Full rules can be found on the MVS Microsite; http://mvscc.infinity-gaming.co.uk
Infinity-Gaming (IG) is the event and tournament brand from Elysium Gaming Ltd. With 8 years experience competing in and hosting both offline and live gaming events the IG staff have built up a strong following within dedicated gaming communities.
In 2007 IG hosted the UK National Qualifier for KODE5, a global eSports tournament event that culminated with its Grand Finals being hosted in Moscow.
Contact: Philip Wride– pwride AT elysiumgaming.com
About Edinburgh Interactive Festival
Edinburgh Interactive Festival, which is a part of The Edinburgh Festival– the biggest cultural festival in the world, offers delegates, speakers and press a unique opportunity to network and share opinions in relaxed and atmospheric surroundings. Members of the public looking to check out the latest innovations and ideas in gaming can enjoy the free play area and grab a look inside the games industry and at some of the hottest new titles around at Edinburgh’s screenings programme, which runs during the festival.
Traditionally, one of the most popular aspects of the Edinburgh Interactive Festival is the free-to-public screenings programme– the consumer face of the Interactive Festival. The Screenings Programme offers the public a rare opportunity to catch an early glimpse at some of the year’s hottest titles before they hit the market. The sessions also allow gamers a chance to meet the people behind some of the world’s biggest games and learn a bit more about games design and development.
Now in its seventh year, the Edinburgh Interactive Festival is set to bring the latest developments that the video games industry has to offer. Year on year, the Edinburgh Interactive Festive Festival is becoming more and more synchronised with the world famous Edinburgh Festival. With such rapidly growing popularity, Edinburgh Interactive Festival’s appeal has broadened considerably; it is now a massive draw for press and professionals from film, TV and interactive media backgrounds.
Contact: Chris Tufnell - Chris.Tufnell AT bhpr.co.uk