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Assassin's Creed spawns film contest

Students, gamers and media types invited to submit six-minute movies based on Assassin's Creed. Ubisoft and the Independent Film Channel have joined forces for the competition that'll see the winner's film in the final "Limited Edition" version of the game. You'll also win $10k, an Xbox 360 and a copy of the game.

The winning film will be aired on the IFC television network in November to coincide with the launch of the game.

"Assassin's Creed has the cinematic look and feel of an epic movie. This contest allows film makers of all levels a chance to showcase their creativity by expanding upon the mystery and themes of the Assassin's Creed video game," said Ubisoft marketing man Tony Key.

"Video games, like films, have the ability to tell rich and dynamic stories and the partnership with IFC for the Assassin's Creed short film contest is a way for Ubisoft to show its appreciation to the art. We're excited to see what people bring to the table; I have a feeling we won't be disappointed."

More on the IFC website.

There's also an Altair figure, standing at 26cm tall, in the pipeline for you fans.

June 26, 2007

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