£100k Games for Film contest deadline extended

£100k Games for Film contest deadline extended
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

September 18th 2012 at 5:45PM

Developers now have three more weeks to submit proposals

The deadline for the £100k Games for Film contest has been extended to October 8th.

Developers now have three weeks to enter the competition that sees contestants create games to promote two British films called Spike Island and Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers.

Two of the £25k prizes will be offered to the two teams who can “innovatively” promote the upcoming theatrical release of the films, whilst another two £25k prizes will be awarded for proposals that successfully demonstrate how a game can be used for a film’s cinematic or home release.

Winners will get the chance to work with Lionsgate to develop prototypes for films that may include the likes of The Expendables 2, Dirty Dancing, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D and Great Expectations.

To enter, applicants must answer five questions on their project and reasons for applying, and put together a two minute video of their concept.

The competition has been set up by the University of Abertay, who will back the contest through its Prototype Fund, D-Media and IC Tomorrow in association with Lionsgate UK and the British Film Institute.

Visit the official website for more information.