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3D Festival Awards 'Nemo' & 'King' Top Honors

The 2004 edition of the 3D Awards names 'Finding Nemo' the best 3D animated feature film; 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King' is crowned with the prize for best feature film visual effects.

3D Awards 2004, held at the 3D Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, has announced its winners and FINDING NEMO and THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING have continued their winning streaks at awards ceremonies around the globe. NEMO nabbed best 3D animated feature film with KING being crowned with the best feature film visual effects prize. In the short category, Studio AKA's JO JO IN THE STARS beat out bigger studio shorts ROCKFISH (Blur Studio) and EARLY BLOOMER (Sony Pictures Imageworks).

Below is a complete list of winners.

3D Animated Feature Film -- FINDING NEMO (Pixar Animation Studios)

Feature Film Visual Effects -- THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (Weta Digital)

Television Visual Effects -- BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (Zoic Studio)

Commercials -- Johnnie Walker FISH (Framestore CFC)

Student 3D Animation -- PFFFIRATE (Xavier Andre and Guillaume Herent)

Short Film -- JO JO IN THE STARS (Studio AKA)

Music Video Visual Effects -- HIT THAT (The Offspring) (Passion Pictures)

3D Game Cinematics (non-interactive) -- ONIMUSHA 3 (ROBOT Communications)

Technological Innovation AwardZbrush 2.0 (Pixologic) -- Massive (Massive Software)

The 3D Festival hosts the International 3D Awards, celebrating the achievements of 3D professionals globally. The International 3D Awards is a non-profit event run by a body of industry professionals annually. More information is available at the 3D Awards website at For more information on the 3D Festival, visit

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