Enter the ‘Watch_Dogs 2’ Film Fest and Celebrate Your Hacking Heroes


Watch_Dogs 2, one of the year’s most anticipated games, arrives in a little under a month. In celebration of the upcoming release of the open-world hacking action game, Ubisoft is launching the Watch_Dogs Film Fest, a creative video competition that challenges fans to create a video about hacking heroes. Read on for full details of how to enter for your chance to win up to 50,000 Euros.

About the Game

Watch_Dogs 2 promises to be even bigger and better than its predecessor by introducing a new main character and setting. Take on the role of new protagonist Marcus Holloway, a member of the hacktivist DedSec group out to take down ctOS 2.0 — an advanced operating system networking city infrastructure — and the corrupt corporations controlling it in order to monitor and manipulate citizens on a massive scale. His playground will be the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, birthplace of the tech revolution.

The ctOS system runs San Francisco; everything from the traffic lights, people’s identity, and surveillance are all tapped into the network. In Watch_Dogs 2, you are able to hack into nearly everything in your environment to manipulate your surroundings, including drones, cars, cranes, traffic lights, and enemies. Marcus will have to use the environment, his hacking skills, stealth, weapons, or any combination of these to accomplish his task, either alone or with a friend.

About the Competition

Ubisoft is asking fans to create a short film that portrays the world of hacking and their vision of Hacking Heroes. A jury of experts including international film director Louis Leterrier, the creators of Watch_Dogs Jonathan Morin and Thomas Geffroyd, and famous YouTubers will choose the winners, who will walk away with a variety of cash and prizes. The winning films will also receive invaluable exposure to the world, which could even kickstart a promising career in the film industry!

What You Can Win

The Grand Prize recipient receives:

  • 50,000 Euros
  • Two tickets to the Assassin’s Creed movie premiere

The Jury Coup de Coeur Prize winner receives:

  • 10,000 Euros
  • Two tickets to the Assassin’s Creed movie premiere
  • PlayStation 4 Pro
  • Watch_Dogs 2 “The Return of DedSec” Collector’s Case
  • Parrot Bebop Drone

The Public Vote Prize winner receives:

  • 5,000 Euros
  • Watch_Dogs 2 PS4 Bundle
  • Parrot Bebop Drone
  • Parrot Jumping Race

The Influencer Prize winner receives:

  • Watch_Dogs 2 PS4 Bundle
  • Parrot Bebop Drone
  • Parrot Jumping Race


The contest begins Oct. 15. Submissions and voting run until Nov. 15. Ubisoft will announce the winners on Nov. 17.


The film must include the following:

  • The film must last from 5 seconds to 5 minutes
  • A smartphone must be involved with your movie in one way or another.
  • The film can be delivered in any format you want (real footage, animation, whatever you want).

How to Enter

For more details and full rules on the Watch_Dogs Film Fest, visit the official contest page. Submissions begin Oct. 15.

Watch_Dogs 2 is available Nov. 15 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nov. 29 on PC.

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