What is BIG Festival?
The BIG Festival (Brazil's Independent Games Festival) has been held since 2012 and is considered the most important independent gaming festival in Latin America. With the mission to strengthen the game ecosystem in Brazil, the event covers competition between national and international games with cash prizes, exhibition of the selected games, awards ceremony, lectures and business rounds. In 2018, BIG had more than 36,000 visitors, more than 180 free lectures, and more than 3,000 business meetings. In addition, the sixth edition of the festival had the debut of several categories, such as BIG Brands, which seeks to foster the competition between on-demand games, Panorama Brasil, which captivated the public with 30 unique positions for the exhibition of brazillian games (including students), as well as the new Best Multiplayer category that awarded the best multi-player experiences.
The program includes exclusive activities for professionals in the industry and other ones open to the general audience, including the BIG Business Forum, an international congress with one-on-one matchmaking system & dedicated meeting space; the BIG Ideas for Cities, which reﬂects and interacts in urban areas;, the BIG Impact, initiative dedicated to games with positive impact that transform the society; and the BIG Starter, a pitch session which provides to game developers the opportunity of presenting their not-ﬁnished or yet-to-be–published-commercially projects to an audition panel and audience composed of game developers, potential investors, relevant local and international game designers, journalists and other opinion makers. BIG Festival also attracts the general audience with our games showcase and more.
Submitting your game to BIG Festival is completely free and the top 5 nominees, indicated for the Best Game Award, receive a trip to Brazil to attend the Festival & participate in the International Business Round Tables and Forum. In 2017, 768 games from 54 countries were submitted to our international competition.
BIG Festival 2019
From June 22 to 30, 2019