UK games developers shoot for their slice of £75,000

Today we are unveiling the Games for Film contest finalists ahead of the final pitching event to take place at GameCity 7 in Nottingham this Friday, 26th October. Games for Film is a £75,000 contest run by IC tomorrow, the University of Abertay Dundee and D-Media, in association with Lionsgate UK and the BFI (British Film Institute). Games for Film is designed for UK developers to use the medium of games to promote and excite audiences about two new films, ‘Spike Island’ and ‘Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers’ and to demonstrate how games can be successfully used for a film’s cinematic or home entertainment release.


The event will see the three finalists from each of the three challenges pitching for three awards of up to £25,000 from Abertay University’s Prototype Fund.


Agenda for the afternoon:

13:30: Registration and coffee

14:00: Welcome from IC tomorrow and Abertay University

14:10: First Challenge: Games to promote the new British movie ‘Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers’, supported by the BFI

14:50: Second Challenge: Games to promote theatrical and/or home entertainment releases, supported by Lionsgate UK

15:30: Third Challenge: Games to promote the new British movie ‘Spike Island’, supported by the BFI

16:10: Coffee break

16:30: Announcement of provisional winners


The event will begin at 13:30 and will be taking place at Antenna (9A Beck Street, Nottingham NG1 1EQ).

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