The 2nd 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 20 through Wednesday, March 22 during GDC 2019.
Screenings will be open to all GDC pass holders, on a first-come, first-served basis. Across the three days, there will be a wide range of documentaries based around the video game medium, including world premieres and a selection of work-in-progress presentations from top documentary webseries creators.
The Festival will include onstage Q&As with film-makers, and game producer/designer and journalist Mathew Kumar will be MC-ing the festival and has co-programmed the featured selection.
The GDC 2019 Film Festival will announce a call for films in late 2018. Last year's festival was split up into three themed days: the International Spotlight with opening night gala presentation the premiere of Heting Chen's Indie Games In China, the Webseries Spotlight, featuring the premiere of a feature-length version of The Checkpoints series and a work-in-progress screening from Area 5's Outerlands, and the Arcade Spotlight, with the closing night gala presentation the premiere of Josh Tsui's Insert Coin: Inside Midway's 90's Revolution.