Get ready to play - gaming culture hacks into QFT for a weekend of workshops, screenings, tournaments and more…
More and more the film and gaming worlds are colliding, producing games that are truly cinematic in their scope and films that take gaming as their reference point. Over the course of the weekend we are celebrating these two worlds merging with interactive gaming workshops, screenings of new documentaries and cult classics (who doesn’t love the original Tron?), and an all-day gaming tournament on the cinema screen. If there’s one thing that’s better than a gaming tournament, it’s a gaming tournament on the BIG screen.
Throughout the weekend, QUB’s gaming society, Dragonslayers will be hanging out in the bar area with some of their amazing range of consoles available to play on.
SATURDAY 28 FEBSCREENINGS:TRON, Event begins 7.30pm, film begins 8.30pm + DJ, complimentary Jameson cocktails and more neon eighties vibes than you can shake a glo-stick at.+ Panel discussion: 'When Worlds Collide: the shared future of film and gamingFROM BEDROOMS TO BILLIONS, 3pmFrom Bedrooms to Billions is the remarkable true story of the British video games industry from 1979 to present, how the creativity and vision of a relatively small number of individuals allowed the UK to play a key, pioneering role in the shaping of the billion dollar video games industry, which today dominates the modern world’s entertainment landscape.
Game Design 101: From Concept to Game Design Document
Narrative Construction for Computer Games
Be the first to play the latest games from NI's leading developers - all day in The Jameson Bar
SUNDAY 1 MARCH
THE BIG GAME: ONSCREEN HALO TOURNAMENT
FREESTYLE GAMING, all day in The Jameson Bar
Rock out on Rock Band, race your friends on Mario Kart or hone your Halo skills as the QFT is transformed into gamer heaven with a range of consoles available to play all day long.
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD, 6pm
Based on the incredible graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley, and directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), Scott Pilgrim vs The World is a hilarious homage to the 8-big gaming world widely acclaimed as the best videogame movie ever made.
EXHIBITION: FORGOTTEN WORLDS
Illustrator Stephen Maurice Graham (Vice, Kotaku) invites you to a showcase of his recent work on video game culture, expect humorous and sometimes poignant ruminations on games like Street Fighter, Parappa the Rappa and Zelda.
Check out the full programme here:
Book tickets here: http://queensfilmtheatre.com/films/specialevents/playspace