Game on!

99 minuten

When computer games and short films cross paths, magic happens. These two fascinating worlds bring out the best in each other. This unique compilation features several short films that use the visual language of real computer games to tell their own story. Some video game developers also produce their own short film parallel to their game, as a way of promoting the game or as a stand-alone concept. 

This compilation contains the following short films:

  • Operation Jane Walk

    Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel :: Austria :: 16 min. :: 2018

    A fascinating guided city tour that explores the cityscape of the popular computer game ‘Tom Clancy's: The Division’.

    Art film
  • Kids

    Michael Frei :: Switzerland :: 9 min. :: 2019

    A crowd of featureless humanoids enacts seemingly absurd, often violent scenarios, guided by some kind of insane group dynamic. Or is someone else steering the crowd, a player with remote control?

  • Swatted

    Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis :: France :: 21 min. :: 2018

    A cinematic exploration of the phenomenon of “swatting”: American game trolls hack a fellow player’s personal data and make a bogus 911 call.

  • A Night to Remember (The Witcher 3)

    Digic Pictures :: Poland :: 4 min. :: 2015

    In the cinematic trailer for The Witcher 3, the fearless witcher Geralt meets a woman on the bank of a river, who is singing a haunting lullaby. She suddenly transforms into something invisible and quickly disappears into the nearby barn.

  • Martin Pleure

    Jonathan Vinel :: France :: 16 min. :: 2017

    One morning, Martin wakes up to find all of his friends gone. They’ve simply disappeared. All alone, he decides to go look for them and searches everywhere, in the city, in the mountains, in the rivers.

  • Hell Bent for Whiskey

    Matthias & Benjamin Claeys :: Belgium :: 15 min. :: 2004

    1928. During the American Prohibition, gangsters Vinnie and Paulie try to steal liquor from rival gangs.

  • Everything

    David Oreilly :: United States :: 11 min. :: 2017

    An immersion in the universe of the game ‘Everything’ with British philosopher Alan Watts as our guide.