The deadline for entries to the VIEW Awards, to be held at the VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy, is September 15, 2012.
Last year, the VIEW AWARD brought forth some astonishingly talented animators into the public and industry spotlight. After the international success of the past edition of the VIEW AWARD, the 2012 contest is ready to widen its scope with new themes, new subjects and new contestants.
As in past years, VIEW will include both student and non-student works, making the contest more appealing than ever. However, works by students will be especially welcome, since VIEW will always be the place to express and discover new Digital Talents.
If you have made an animated short with 3D animation and VFX in the last two years -- from 2011 to 2012—the VIEW Awards are interested in receiving your work. The deadline for entries is September 15, 2012.
Please visit the VIEW website for the 2012 entry form and regulations. And good luck -- you may become the winner of this year’s VIEW AWARD!
Send entries and inquiries to:
VIEW Conference Corso Marconi, 38 10125 Turin, Italy Office phone: +39 011 66 80 948 Fax: +39 011 65 0 12 14 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the list of the 2012 VIEW AWARD categories:
Best 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 Environment Design 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 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.
VIEW Award 2012 First Prize: 2,000€
VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.
VIEW 2012, from October 16-19, will continue to focus on exploring the increasingly fluid boundary between real and digital worlds. Through lectures, meetings, tributes, exhibits, screenings and demo presentations VIEW will reveal the new digital frontier sweeping from cinema to architecture, from automotive design to advertisement, from medicine to videogames.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.