International 3D Society and Autodesk Announce Worldwide 3D Short Film Competition

The following Press Release was issued today by the International 3D Society:

International 3D Society and Autodesk Announce Worldwide 3D Short Film Competition

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — In an effort to encourage and recognize 3D filmmakers, the International 3D Society and Autodesk have announced a worldwide 3D short film competition beginning May 15, 2012.

“The Society is committed to honoring 3D excellence, and this competition will allow us to focus industry attention on the best short films and filmmakers,” said Jim Mainard, Head of Digital Strategy for DreamWorks Animation (DWA) and Society Chairman.

Powered by Nvidia and Fordela, the competition is open to any short subject work of 40 minutes or less. Filmmakers can upload their works to a secure 3D website at: Deadline for entries is November 16, 2012. Entries will be judged by a panel of Society voting member professionals.

“The winning filmmaker will be flown to Los Angeles to receive his or her award at our Creative Arts Awards Ceremony in February,” said Society President, Jim Chabin. “This is our chance to shine the spotlight on the star filmmakers of tomorrow.”

The Society was established to advance the arts and sciences of stereoscopic 3D and its professional innovators. The international organization includes committees in China, Japan, Korea, Europe, and members in 19 countries.

About the International 3D Society:

The International 3D Society was founded to advance the art and technologies of stereoscopic 3D content and its professional innovators through education, hands on demonstration and recognition. For more information please visit: .

International 3D Society sponsors include Signature Sponsors: Panasonic and Korea Telecom, as well as Founding Sponsors: 3ality Technica, Dolby, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), IMAX, MasterImage 3D, PIXAR, RealD, Inc., Sony Corporation of America, Vizio, The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and XPAND 3D.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc., is a recognized leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. In addition to the media and entertainment industries, Autodesk 3D software is used across a wide variety of professional fields, including: manufacturing, architecture, building and construction. The last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects have used Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas before ever being built or created.

SOURCE: International 3D Society

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