Game Developers Conference announces the inaugural GDC Film Festival

We’re delighted to announce the inaugural GDC Film Festival, one of the first ever documentary & narrative film fests focused on the art and culture of video games.

The 1st Annual GDC Film Festival will take place at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts’ Screening Room – directly adjacent to the Moscone Center – from Monday, March 19th to Wednesday, March 21st during Game Developers Conference 2018.

Screenings will be open to all GDC 2018 pass holders, on a first-come, first-served basis. Across the three days, there will be a wide range of documentaries & other filmed material based around the video game medium, some of which will be debuting for the first time.

The Festival will include onstage Q&As with film-makers, and game producer/designer and journalist Mathew Kumar (Sound Shapes) will be MC-ing the festival and co-programming the featured films.

We’re looking for GDC Film Festival submissions from video game documentaries (in particular) and other films that feature video games in a major way, to augment films invited to present at the Festival.

Film submissions are open from now until December 15th via this link. Any films picked will receive an ‘Official Selection, GDC Film Festival’ title, and the film-makers will receive Conference + Summits & Expo Passes to Game Developers Conference 2018 as a whole.

The Film Festival takes place as part of GDC 2018, which takes over San Francisco from March 19th-23rd, 2018. More information on the event is available at the official GDC website.