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GAME DAY

Forty years after the hugely popular "Pong", video games are no longer a niche activity reserved for a select few. Their avowed influence on many audiovisual practices have earned them a place in film and television. Adaptations of games into films (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) and vice-versa (Star Wars 1313) attract an increasingly wide range of users, confirming how this hybrid field between recreational art and interactive storytelling has transcended boundaries. As an attentive observer of emerging narrativity and transmedia experiences, the Tous Ecrans International Festival aims to foster these budding interconnections by dedicating a special day to them. The GAME DAY will enable Tous Ecrans festivalgoers to get a concrete idea of the parallels between film and video games in the current audiovisual arena.

This event is an initiative of Marc Bodmer, journalist and Swiss video games expert, in partnership with Game Culture, a programme of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Gamers Network and Alp ICT

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Conference 1
11 am FONCTION : CINEMA 
SWISS MADE GAMES with Chris Solarski (game designer, author of Drawing Basics and Video Game Art,  Watson-Guptill Publications Inc), Raphaël Arrigoni (Pixelux Entertainment), Chris Bergstresser (Miniclip SA)

Conference 2
1.30 pm FONCTION : CINEMA  

VISUAL NARRATION, Q&A with Christian Lorenz Scheurer
US-based Swiss designer, painter and illustrator Christian Lorenz Scheurer has contributed to Matrix, Titanic and Final Fantasy IX. He is currently working on films including Superman – Man of Steel and 300 – Battle of Artemisia as well as the Star Wars 1313 game. An opportunity to meet with an industry giant!

3.00 - 4.00 PM FONCTION : CINEMA  
TRANSMEDIA: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE with Julien Cuny, head of transmedia development at Ubisoft and specialist in transmedia storytelling. 

4.30 - 5.30 PM FONCTION : CINEMA  
AESTHETICS OF GAMES - with Christian Lorenz Scheurer and Chris Solarski.

Conference 3
6.00 - 7.00 PM FONCTION : CINEMA
PRESENTATION OF ASSASSIN’S CREED III 
Exclusive presentation of the third episode of this action-adventure game which has sold 8 million copies (released on October 31st 2012). With Julien Cuny, head of transmedia development at Ubisoft and specialist in transmedia storytelling.

Conference 4
6.00 - 7.00 pm CLOUD  
INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO GAMES
In line with the Festival and in collaboration with the Swiss Gamers Network, the organization and center for responsible gaming Rien ne va plus will offer an introduction to video games and how to enjoy them responsibly. Participants will learn more about the world of video games and the endless possibilities and pleasures they offer, as well as how to identify games so as to take certain precautions when necessary, particularly for the protection of minors.

LONG METRAGE : WEDNESDAY 10H15 - Room Simon
INDIE GAME THE MOVIE documentary produced by James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot

LONG METRAGE  : WEDNESDAY 16H30 - Room Simon
SCOTT PILGRIM produced by Edgar Wright

And all day-long, Swiss Gamers Network's workshop:

Film and video games, distance cousins or arch rivals? Swiss Gamers Network invites you to decide for yourself by comparing scenes from video games and films, joystick in hand. But who inspired whom?

FREE ENTRANCE TO THE WORKSHOP FROM 11 pm to 18 pm


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