San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ubisoft and Artifact Studios present:
GIRLS LEVEL UP
A Critical Path Documentary
Runtime: 8 minutes
A hopeful voice in the conversation about the future of women in the videogame industry, GIRLS LEVEL UP profiles a summer camp where girls are given three weeks to make their own videogame demo. Camp founder Laila Shabir, who grew up in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in the Middle East before coming to the United States, provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing girls who love videogames and dream of making them.
Directed by Anne Edgar
Produced by David Grabias
With an Original Score by Brian Kessler
Join us afterwards for a discussion with Director Anne Edgar and Laila Shabir, whose Girls Make Games camps, gamejams and workshops are in over 38 cities around the world.
Coffee and refreshments will be served.
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Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event from GDC?
361 Brannan St. is located less than a mile from Moscone. We recommend walking. Street parking is available on the block.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Girls Make Games: (917) 803-1593 or email@example.com
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ABOUT LAILA SHABIR – FOUNDER, GIRLS MAKE GAMES
Laila Shabir is the founder and CEO of LearnDistrict, an educational media company, best known for its “Girls Make Games” project. An MIT graduate, Laila learned the ropes of finance and policy-making through jobs on Wall Street and Capitol Hill before going on to launch LearnDistrict with her husband. Together, they are pursuing their joint passion for making learning accessible through entertainment and innovative curriculum design, with their Girls Make Games camps and workshops, and eventually schools.
Learn more about GMG at www.girlsmakegames.com
ABOUT ANNE EDGAR – DIRECTOR, “GIRLS LEVEL UP”
Anne began her career as a Hollywood assistant, development executive and screenwriter working with filmmakers including Fred Roos, Warren Beatty, and Sophia Coppola. In 2008, she became a partner at Artifact Studios and grew the company into a full-service nonfiction video studio for entertainment brands such as The Walt Disney Company, Pixar, Marvel, Bethesda Softworks and Ubisoft. In addition to producing Critical Path, she most recently executive produced the award-winning documentary OPERATION POPCORN, which aired this year on PBS.
For six years and counting, CRITICAL PATH has conducted in-depth interviews with over 100 of the videogame industry’s most influential designers and visionaries, including Todd Howard (Fallout), Sid Meier (Civilization), and Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear). Interviews coming soon to Critical Path are Marcin Iwiński (Witcher), Patrice Désilets (Assassin’s Creed), and Brian Allgeier (Ratchet & Clank). criticalpathproject.com features an archive where users can search through over 1000 video clips by almost any topic relating to the art, philosophy, politics and psychology of video games.