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2013 VIEW Award Issues Call for Entries

The 2013 VIEW Award issues a call for entries for animated shorts with 2D/3D animation and VFX made in the last two years.

TURIN, ITALY --

Last year, the VIEW AWARD brought forth some astonishingly talented animators into the public and industry spotlight. Following the international success of past editions of the VIEW AWARD, the 2013 contest is ready to widen its scope with new themes, new subjects and new contestants.

As in the last few years, VIEW includes both student and non-student works, making the contest more appealing than ever. However, works by students are especially welcome, since VIEW will always be the place to express and discover new Digital Talents.

If you have made an animated short with 2D/3D animation and VFX in the last two years – from 2012 to 2013 -- The VIEW AWARDS are interested in receiving your work.

The 2013 VIEW AWARD categories are:

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 2D/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 digital character created for an animated short film or for a videogame. The character may be produced with any software used for 2D or 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.

Prizes:

VIEW Award 2013 First Prize: 2.000,00 €

VIEW Social Award 2013First Prize: 1.500,00 €

Rules and entry forms can be found at: www.viewconference.it.

Source: VIEW Conference + VIEW Fest

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