VIEW AWARD 2012 | International contest of animated shorts

The 2012 VIEW AWARD’s are ready to come out in full! Breaking free from its international tradition, the 2012 VIEW AWARD’s are opening up their doors to new themes, subjects, and a wider audience of contestants!

The VIEW AWARD is promoted by VIEW Conference, the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, Medical Imaging, 3D Animation, Gaming and VFX.

VIEW 2012, from 16th to 19th October in Torino, 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.

Here’s the four categories of the 2012 VIEW AWARD:

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 anexterior environment. 3D , 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.

Deadline for submissions: 15 Sept 2012

Address to send the works:
Ass. Culturale VIEW Conference, C.so Marconi 38, 10125 Turin, Italy

Check our websites for more information!
www.viewconference.it
www.viewfest.it

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