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International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Bestows 23 Honors at 6th Annual Awards Ceremony at Warner Bros. Studios
“Guardians of the Galaxy” Wins Top Live Action 3D Feature
“The Lego Movie” Wins Animated Feature of the Year
“House of Cards” Wins for Best 4K Productions
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society bestowed 23 honors for “distinguished achievement” at the 3D Creative Arts Awards on Wednesday night, at Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” (Marvel Studios/Stereo D) won for best “Live Action 3D Feature” while “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” (Prime Focus World/Weinstein) won for “Stereography – Live Action.” “300: Rise of an Empire” (Warner Bros./Gener8) won for best “2D to 3D Conversion” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (20th Century Fox/Stereo D) was awarded best “3D Sequence/Scene of the Year.
“The Lego Movie” (Warner Bros) was honored for best “Animated 3D Feature” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (DreamWorks Animation) was awarded a Lumiere™ for best “Stereography – Animation.”
Best “3D Independent Feature” was awarded to “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet” (Tapioca Films/Weinstein Company). “Enchanted Kingdom” (BBC Earth/ BBC Worldwide) won for best “Motion Picture Documentary.” “Feast” (Walt Disney Animation Studios) was honored as this year’s best “Animated-Short Movie.” German film “Call Her Lotte” was honored with a jury prize in the category of “Live Action Short-Drama.” “D-Day: Normandy 1944” (N3D Land Productions) received the Society’s 2015 Jury Prize for best “Documentary-Short Movie.”
Academy Award Nominee and French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet received the Society’s Harold Lloyd Filmmaker Award, which was presented by Suzanne Lloyd, Chairman of Harold Lloyd Entertainment and Society Chairman Mike DeValue of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Sky, Atlantic Productions and David Attenborough were honored with the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for education and distinguished achievement in 3D storytelling. Directors James Gunn, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Dean Deblois, along with producers and production executives from Hollywood and more than a dozen countries, were in attendance, including: China, India, Taiwan, Japan, the U.K., France, Germany, Belgium, and Canada.
Jason Brenek of The Walt Disney Company was presented with the Society’s first ever Founders Award for his role in creating the organization in 2009.
“From Hollywood blockbusters to World War II documentaries to live opera broadcasts, we have never before seen 3D used to excite audiences at this level and quality,” said Society President Jim Chabin. “Directors and creative teams are pushing the emotional and technical capabilities of 3D to new heights, from China, Japan, the UK, throughout the EU, Russia, and India,” he added. “3D is now a standard, powerful creative tool and this bodes well for creative teams and 3D box office revenues in 2015.”
“This year saw 4K production enter the marketplace with Netflix’s ‘House of Cards,’ and concert productions from Japan,” said Society Awards Chairman Buzz Hays. “With emerging high dynamic range, high frame rate technologies and 4K TV’s coming to market, content creators have incredible new platforms on which to tell their stories,” he added. “From live action to animated, to concert movies and documentaries, we saw a vigorous worldwide production community at its best.”
In the category of best “3D Music Entertainment Feature,” rock band Guns N’ Roses won for its 3D concert movie “Guns N’ Roses: Appetite for Democracy” (Rock Fuel Media). Best “3D Commercial” was awarded to “World of Warcraft” (CowProd). Japanese film “Stand By Me Doraemon” (Shirogumi, Inc.) won a jury prize in the category of “International Animated Feature.” The award for best “4K Entertainment” went to “House of Cards 4K-Season 2” (Netflix). The best “4K Advertising” Lumiere™ went to “Liberación,” (Panasonic).
In the international TV categories, BBC Earth/BBC Worldwide won its second award of the night for best “3DTV Nature Documentary” with “Tiny Giants.” Colossus Productions, Sky, and David Attenborough won “Best 3DTV Historical Documentary” for “David Attenborough’s National History Museum Alive 3D” and the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV/SMG was also honored with a jury prize for best “Live Broadcast Music Entertainment,” for “Beijing Opera: Farewell My Concubine.”
AWARD WINNERS INCLUDE:
HAROLD LLOYD AWARD
JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET – FRANCE
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE (AMÉLIE) AND FRENCH DIRECTOR (THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET)
LIVE ACTION 3D FEATURE
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY – U.S.
MARVEL STUDIOS/STEREO D
ANIMATED 3D FEATURE
THE LEGO MOVIE – U.S.
3D JURY PRIZE: LIVE ACTION SHORT
CALL HER LOTTE – GERMANY
3D ANIMATED SHORT/NARRATIVE
FEAST – U.S.
THE WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS
ENCHANTED KINGDOM – U.K.
BBC EARTH/BBC WORLDWIDE
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE – OUTSTANDING USE OF 2D TO 3D CONVERSION
300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE – U.S.
WARNER BROS. /GENER8
3D SEQUENCE/SCENE OF THE YEAR
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST – U.S.
20TH CENTURY FOX/STEREO D
STEREOGRAPHY – LIVE ACTION
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR – U.S.
PRIME FOCUS WORLD/WEINSTEIN
STEREOGRAPHY – ANIMATION
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 – U.S.
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION STUDIOS
WORLD OF WARCRAFT – FRANCE
3DTV HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ALIVE 3D – U.K.
3DTV NATURE DOCUMENTARY
TINY GIANTS – U.K.
BBC EARTH/ BBC WORLDWIDE
3D DOCUMENTARY SHORT
D-DAY: NORMANDY 1944 – FRANCE
N3D LAND PRODUCTIONS
3D JURY PRIZE: ANIMATED FEATURE
STAND BY ME DORAEMON – JAPAN
3D JURY PRIZE: LIVE BROADCAST MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
BEIJING OPERA: FAIRWELL MY CONCUBINE – CHINA
SHANGHAI MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION OF CULTURE, RADIO, FILM & TV/SMG
3D MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT FEATURE
GUNS N’ ROSES: APPETITE FOR DEMOCRACY – U.S.
ROCKET FUEL MEDIA
3D INDEPENDENT FEATURE
THE YOUNG & PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET – FRANCE
SIR CHARLES WHEATSTONE AWARD
SKY – U.K.
ATLANTIC PRODUCTIONS – U.K.
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH – U.K.
HOUSE OF CARDS 4K-SEASON 2 – U.S.
4K MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
BRAVIA 4K X L’ARC EN CIEL – JAPAN
LIBERACIÓN – JAPAN
About the International 3D Society:
The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society was founded by our industry’s creative stakeholders, including The Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, DreamWorks Animation (DWA), Sony, Paramount, IMAX, Dolby, Panasonic, MasterImage and others to advance the creative arts and sciences of the advanced imaging industry, including: stereoscopic 3D, autostereo, 4K, UHD, High Dynamic Range, Enhanced Dynamic Range and more. With chapters in the U.S., China, Japan, Canada, the E.U. and the U.K., the organization has more than 1,800 professional members in over 20 countries active in improving the arts and technologies of 3D & Advanced Imaging. The organization hosts professional education seminars and awards throughout the world. More info is at www.international3dsociety.com.