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: 3DindyCompetition.com. 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.