GAMES ON FILM

The biggest video game film festival in the world returns for a second year! Games on Film features 13 offerings - the best video game films of the year. Action-packed shorts, documentaries, pilots and exclusives screen in HD over three days. Join the directors and casts for Q&A after the films.

The MAGFest 13 (2015) Games on Film lineup has not yet been released. Check back later for our 2015 films!

Hosted by NYC filmmaker Chad Williams.

Last MAGFest's (2014) Featured Films

A MAGFest Exclusive! Enter the secretive world of video game development and watch Double Fine Productions create the new adventure game "Broken Age". Marathon the entire series at MAGFest - 2.5 hours each day.
Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony is a feature length documentary film that explores the cultural phenomenon of Bronies. The film chronicles Bronies from around the world, each with their unique story, as they make their way to My Little Pony conventions in Germany, England, and the biggest of all, BronyCon in the USA. This documentary discovers that the essential story elements of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Honesty, Kindness, Laughter, Generosity, Loyalty and Magic – have a universality that extends beyond age and gender, and that Bronies are pushing the boundaries of what society deems appropriate in their quest for a kinder, gentler future.
Jettingen Germany is home to Ludo Fact, one of the world's largest manufacturers of board and card games. This documentary shows how a board game makes the leap from an idea to your table. You'll see every aspect of the manufacturing process: the technology and machines, the many detailed steps, and the hundreds of people that are involved in the production of a single game. Mostly, we hope the film gives you a greater appreciation of the time, effort and investment that goes into every quality board game that makes it to the marketplace and your home. The business of fun requires a lot of hard work!
Video games and the real world collide in a coming of age side scrolling caper! Complete with action, humor, romance, drama, and mind numbing graphics so real, you'd swear it was a movie! "Sorry, But Reality Is In Another Castle." Special Guest Q&A: The cast and crew of Zach Cooper's Epic Speedrun.
During their quest to become Lord of the Ring video game champs, a group of geeks become a true fellowship and learns that there's a little bit of geek—and hero—in all of us. Special Guest Q&A: The cast and crew of Rise of the Fellowship.
Based on the video game "The Last of Us", What Remains is a recently completed, video game inspired pilot intended to be developed as a series or a feature. It follows the story of three unlikely friends as they fight to survive in a world 10 years after a new strain of fungus has all but wiped out the human population. Special Guest Q&A: Anthony Pietromonaco and the crew of Manifest Films.
The Nerd screens choice episodes and possibly scenes from the upcoming movie "Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie".
This Spartan Life is a talk show that happens in video game space - inside action-packed multiplayer Halo maps! Guests wax about technology, art, music - all while engaging the enemy. Past guests include Tiffiniy Cheng, Katie Salen, McKenzie Wark and Burnie Burns. Special Guest Q&A: Chris Burke, aka Glomag.
Star Wars: KOTOR Episode II is the based on the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game, which was widely regarded as a major commercial and critical success. Come watch the game's story as told by painstakingly captured cutscenes, fights and dialog right out of the game. Special Guest Q&A: DARTH REVAN, The Megas, and the filmmakers.
The viral hit series that combines incredible action, stunts, and firearms with old-school, 8-bit game nostalgia! Episodes 1-4. Special Guest Q&A: Brian Lee, who plays Toad / Ghost.
It’s the day before the trial starts. Fredrik packs a computer into a rusty old Volvo. Along with his Pirate Bay co-founders, he faces $13 million in damage claims to Hollywood in a copyright infringement case. Fredrik is on his way to install a new computer in the secret server hall. This is where the world’s largest file sharing site is hidden. When the hacker prodigy Gottfrid, the internet activist Peter and the network nerd Fredrik are found guilty, they are confronted with the reality of life offline – away from keyboard. But deep down in dark data centres, clandestine computers quietly continue to duplicate files.

Select Shorts

Late Night Grindhouse

The best video game short films of 2013! Includes viral hits like "First Person Sonic", animated films by Rice Pirate, Shamoozal, and international films from Russia, France, and Germany.
  • - First Person (series) by Pipoca Effects
  • - Rice Pirate (series) by Mick Lauer
  • - Read Only Memory by Shamoozal
  • - Portal: Terminal Velocity by Jason Craft
  • - Psychic Land by Pablo Gostanian
  • - 1001 Games (series) by Pipoca Effects
  • - Girls Suck at Video Games by Stephanie Mercier
  • - Video Games by MUSCLEBEAVER
  • - Ultra Combos (series) by Thousand Pound Action Co.
Horror, action, suspense, and puppets! Four films that push all boundaries - Rated M for Mature.
  • - Killzone: Intercept
  • - Magic The Gathering The Musical
  • - Grand Theft Auto: Rise
  • - Dead Space: Chase to Death

List of 2013 Games on Film entries can be found here.