12th Annual Bitfilm Festival for Digital Film Calls for Entries
Press Release from Bitfilm
May 30, 2011 - For the 12th time the Bitfilm Festival invites digital filmmakers to participate in its online film competition. All films will be screened over the Internet. Film fans from all around the world may decide on the Bitfilm Awards by voting online in these three categories:
- 3D SPACE: entirely computer generated Films made with 3D animation software
- FX MIX: Films which mix various techniques digitally, eg. 3D animation, 2D animation and live action
- MACHINIMA: films which are shot live inside a computer game or a virtual world like Second Life
The Bitfilm Festival will commence with an opening event in Bitfilm‘s hometown Hamburg, Germany‘s media capital, which will take place in the Passage Cinema on October 17, 2011.Like every year since 2003, Bitfilm is supported by the Hamburg‘s media authority.
The closing event, which includes the award ceremony, will take place in India‘s hi-tech metropolis Bangalore on December 3 to 4, 2011. With the support of CG Tantra, India‘s leading portal for computer graphics, and the Goethe Institute Bangalore, Bitfilm will show the most popular films of the competition. Film makers, animators and visual effects specialists will talk about their work and exchange ideas across cultural borders.
- Submission deadline: September 1, 2011
- Online competition from October to December 2011
- Opening event in Hamburg, Germany
- Closing event in Bangalore, India
Films for the competition may be submitted for free until September 1st, 2011, under www.bitfilm.com/festival