Canadian-made Indie Game: The Movie will be making its world premiere as an official selection in World Documentary Competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Indie Game: The Movie was created by Winnipeg’s James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot. They’ve been working on the project for over a year, gathering stories from game developers all over North America. The film has been solely funded by their personal savings and the support of the gaming community through two successful crowdsourcing campaigns, raising $100,000 for the production.
Becoming an official selection of Sundance is a pretty big deal. Last year, 3,812 feature films were submitted (796 in the world documentary category) and of those films only 14 were selected for competition in the World Documentary Category.
Check out the trailer below and if you’re in the gaming industry, let us know in the comments if this looks like it is representative of working in the Canadian gaming industry.