Jaume Balagueró and Justin Richmond at the Fun & Serious Game Festival Film and Video Game Programme
- 2011-10-31 09:44
November 9, Bilbao’s Fun
& Serious Game Festival
will focus on the growing relations between video games and the film
Although video games are the sector with the highest growth potential and best prospects in the cultural industry, they are getting closer and closer to two other big markets in entertainment: film and TV.
Big game projects share the patterns of mega film productions, and professionals are beginning to move from one field to the other.
On November 9, the Auditorium of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is playing host to a panel on the growing relations between video games and films, featuring film director Jaume Balagueró (REC, Sleep Tight); Fabriciano Bayo, CEO of Virtual Toys (the company that developed Cars 2 in PSP); writer and scriptwriter Juan Bas; and Roberto Serrano, product manager at Koch Media Spain (the firm that developed Dead Island, one of the games of the year which is soon being made into a film).
The closing event will be a lecture by Justin Richmond, the director of one of the most awaited games this year: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Sony). Mr Richmond will share with the audience at the Guggenheim Bilbao his experience in the development of a game that is bound to become a best-seller this Christmas.
Admission to the Film and Video Game Programme is free. However, as there are only 300 seats available, attendees must have an invitation. The tickets will be given away among those people sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating their name, surname, and phone number.
Built in the early twentieth century (1901-1902) during the expansion of Bilbao and the development of the “Ensanche,” this theatre was designed by local architect Alfredo Acebal.
Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is one of the finest examples of the avant-garde in twentieth-century architecture...
AlhóndigaBilbao houses one of the city's most representative buildings, a cultural and leisure space with a varied offering for everyone visiting it.
the Euskalduna has been awarded several international prizes, including the prestigious Apex Award for “World's Best Convention Centre”, granted in 2003 by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC), with representation from over 50 countries around the world.