Space Junk 3D Receives Grand Prize at Dimension 3 Festival
BY nick dager
The Dimension 3 Festival wrapped up last week in Saint-Denis, France where some 100 films from more than 15 countries competed for prizes and 35 were selected for the final stage of the competition. Prizes were awarded for the best works of each of the nine categories, as well as a Grand Prize, a Special Award, a Jury’s Coup de C ur, a UP3D prize for best stereoscopy and a prize for Creativity. Grand Prize was awarded to Space Junk 3D, which was directed Melissa Butts, produced by her and Kim Rowe and shot by stereographer Reed Smoot, ACS.
The Jury’s Coup de C ur went to La minute du petit écrin, directed by François Vogel, produced by La Bouée Bleue and shot by stereographer Hugo Barbier. This series of six short films illustrates five major themes: movies, music, performing arts, literature and sports.
The Creativity Award for Stereoscopic Innovation was awarded to Strip Tease Volcanique, directed by Régine Cirotteau, produced by Antoine Simkine and Carole Mirabello. In the film a woman smokes a cigarette, which takes her to a visual and musical journey between exploration of the intimate and volcanic eruption.
The Technical Award, a UP3D prize went to J’adore ça, directed by Sophie Blanvillain, produced by Marie De Lussigny, Stéphane Lehembre, Emmanuel Legrand, Yov Moor, Jean-François Boyer, with stereography by Hugo Barbier. The film tells the story of the evening of the final of female wrestling European Championship. The tension is at its height as Blondie Coloradomonte takes the ring, ready to fight for the love of a man.
The seven category award winners were:
Best Commercial Movie
My love soon
Direction: Yves Ackermann - Production: Emoticon AG - Stereography: Guillaume Brault, Olivier Georges
War of Wars
Direction and Production: Jonathan Kitzen - Stereography: Kallisti Media
Direction, Ben Smith, production: Jan Rogowski, Stereography: Ben Smith
Direction & Stereography: Paul-Emile Boucher, Rémy Dupont, Benjamin Flouw, Mickaël Riciotti, Alexandre Toufailli - Production : Supinfocom Arles
Avant les jeux
Direction: Nicolas Thibault - Production: Parallell Cinema - Stereography: Carlo Sirtori and Cédric-Alexandre Saudinos
Gabin le Mime
Direction: Cyril Rigon - Production: Odeon & Cie - Stereography: Thomas Villepoux
Vicky and The treasure of the Gods
Direction : Christian Ditter - Production: Christian Becker - Stereography: Florian Maier
Concert Live Skip the Use 3D
Direction: Jean-Marie Boulet, Production: 3DLIVE, Stereography: Bernard Mendiburu
Direction: Jens Monath - Production: ZDF/ZDF Enterprises - Stereography: Alaric Hamacher, Maximilian Laufer.
The Festival Jury included:
Ludovic Noblet, Director of Business Development Image/Video Dolby EMEA
Didier Cocherel, EMEA Senior Director Media & Entertainment
Laurent Dondey, Managing Director Géode, Dôme Imax, La Vilette, Paris
Stephan Jost, Head of Business Development & Innovation Orange
Danys Bruyère, Vice-CEO Opérations and Technologies at TSF
Julie Brando, Reporter for the Orange 3D magazine
The Festival was sponsored by Volfoni, DVS and Autodesk.
Dimension 3 www.dimension3-expo.com