View Award 2009
World Wide Short Competition Using 3D Animation and VFX
(DEADLINE 15th october 2009)
After the international success of the View and Virtuality Award juried in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, the 2009 contest is ready to widen its scope with new themes, new subjects and new
VIEW will include again, for the second year, both students and non students works, making our contest more appealing then ever.
However, works by students will be especially welcome, since VIEW will always be the place to express and discover new Digital Talents.
So here's your chance!
If you have made an animated short with 3D animation and VFX in the last 3 years that is from 2006 to 2008 - we are interested in receiving your work.
Just fill the entry form at http://www.viewconference.it/contest.php and send it to us. And Good Luck: you may become the winner of this year's VIEW Award!
Here's the list of the 2009 VIEW Award categories:
Best 3D short
This award will honor an outstanding short movie created with 2D, 3D digital animation, or live footage with the integration of digital visual effects. Motion Capture Data can optionally be utilized for the animation. Entries will be judged based on the criteria of Technical Excellence, Originality, Creativity, Design and Aesthetics. The duration cannot be more than 30 minutes.
Best 3D Design
This award will honor the best original 3D model for non-living objects (industrial design,
automotive, architecture or any other common use object but not characters). Modeling may be created with any type of 3D graphic software and must be complete with textures or shaders.
Entries, in the form or rendered digital images depicting the 3D model, will be judged based on the criteria for Technical Excellence, Originality, Creativity and Aesthetics.
Best Environment Design / Digital Matte Painting
This award will honor the best environment created with digital techniques: it can be entirely 3D or a mix of 3D graphics and digital matte painting techniques. It may depict an interior or an exterior environment. 3D modeling, rendering and digital painting can be created with any 2D, 3D or digital painting software. The environment must be complete with surface appearance, painted or textured. Entries will be judged based on the criteria for Technical Excellence, Originality, Creativity, Aesthetics and Architectural Value of the piece.
Best 3D Digital Character
This award will honor the best 3D digital character modeled for an animated short film or for a videogame. The character may be created with any software used for 3D graphics. Entries will be judged based on rendering images of the character and on the criteria for Technical Excellence, Originality, Creativity, Aesthetics and Character's Personality.
Best Digital Visual Effects This award will honor the best Digital Visual Effects sequence used in a CG animated or live-action short film. The VFX may be created with any software used for 3D graphics and compositing.
Entries will be judged based on the criteria for Technical Excellence, Originality, Creativity and Coherence with the narrative structure of the short.
Rules and Regulations:
1. All entries must have been completed from 2006 to 2009 to be eligible
2. Duration: maximum length is 30 minutes
3. Both individual and group projects are accepted
4. All entries should be submitted on DVD Pal and be ready for screening.
N.B. Submitted media will not be returned
5. Submitted work must be accompanied by some Hi-Res screenshots of your project and an
Hi-Res photo of the director
6. Submitted work must be accompanied by a completed entry form, containing original
signature of the person entering VIEW Award competition
7. All entries must provide written authorization for any copyrighted material included in the
8. All entries must be received by October 15, 2009
9. Winners will receive prizes in cash, technology and paid internships
Send entries and inquiries to:
Corso Marconi, 38
10125 TURIN, ITALY
Office phone: 39 011 66 80 948
Fax: 39 011 65 0 12 14