The fourth edition of 3D Stereo MEDIA, the European Forum for stereoscopic 3D (S-3D) for Science, Technology, and Digital Art, will be held in Liège, Belgium on 3-6 December.
This year, the Professional Conference welcomes over 40 international speakers, and three prestigious keynote speakers: Chuck Comisky (Avatar), Buzz Hays (Beowulf), and Robert Neuman (The Lion King).
In addition to the professional and scientific conferences, and a training session for 3D filmmakers and students, 3D Stereo MEDIA also features a 3D Film Festival and the first 3D co-production Film Market in Europe.
This year, the international reputation of 3D Stereo MEDIA is bearing fruit. Indeed, the International 3D Society (Hollywood, California) chose our event to organize jointly their European 3D Creative Arts Awards. These prizes reward the best film and television productions in 3D in Europe, the Middle-East and North Africa.
For the fourth year, the 3D Film Festival will also be held in the framework of 3D Stereo MEDIA. This year again, Ben Stassen will be the president of the jury. Over sixty S‑3D movies were submitted to the Film Festival. Twenty S-3D movies have been nominated in six categories. The now famous “Perrons Crystal” will be handed out to the winners of each category during the Awards Ceremony on 6 December at 8:30pm (Royal Opera House of Liège).
The 3D Film Mart has been developed for 3D Stereo MEDIA by TWIST and peacefulfish. It is mainly funded by the regional government of Wallonia, and by the MEDIA Programme of the European Commission (EC) which gives it wide visibility and a significant notoriety in Europe and beyond. For this second edition, we have received numerous projects from a dozen countries for a total budget of €155 million. The jury selected 20 projects that will be pitched before a panel of eleven investors (sales agents, distributors, financiers, etc.). Producers and investors will interact during the pitching sessions and pre-organized one-on-one meetings. The panel will then select the best of these projects and the producer will be eligible to receive an award in the amount of €3,000.
The Royal Opera House will host the Awards Ceremony of 3D Stereo MEDIA, where prizes will be awarded to the best productions for the 3D Film Festival, the best scientific contribution, the best pitch for the 3D Film Mart, as well as the AWEX prize. The first part of the ceremony will then be followed by the Lumiere Statuettes handed out by the I3DS European Committee. A random member of the audience will then be called onstage to receive a voucher for a trip for two to Hollywood. All those who which to participate simply need to visit the website www.hollywoodaliege.be and follow the instructions.
3D Stereo MEDIA is now recognized as the most comprehensive event dedicated exclusively to ALL forms of 3D imaging (stereoscopic, holographic, integral…). 3D Stereo MEDIA aims to encourage interaction between 3D artists, scientists, engineers and businessmen.
 The AWEX Prize will be awarded to the Wallonia-based company that is judged to be the best in terms of its creativity, the quality and innovative character of its products and services, and, first and foremost, its ability to export its products, services, and know-how, far beyond the borders of Belgium.