S3D and 4K make their way to Dimension 3's 2013 festival
Since its inception in 2007, Dimension 3 Festival has screened over 300 films in stereoscopic 3D. The growth of 3D content production has accelerated in 2010, and the event's organisers decided to open a competition for 3D films, in order to enhance the visibility of all contents created and screened using 3D technologies, by offering a wide range of film categories including fiction, animation, documentaries, special formats, live shows… "Over the past six years, we had the privilege to witness the birth and blossoming of young talents, producers, directors, and stereographers from all backgrounds. Appropriating a new technology is a challenge, and the teams that take part in the launch of independent project as early adopters are more invested than average; this is why we wish to create an international showcase that provides an opportunity to promote the skills and creativity of an industry that is still consolidating. From the start, technological pioneers in this industry have more trouble getting their contents to the public, as screening opportunities are very rare despite how interesting the programs might be, especially in film festivals. In order to remedy this, we have also decided to open a new 4K category in 2013; the production chain for this format is already operational from end to end, and we are convinced that we will discover and present true gems, just like we did for S3D…" explains Nathalie Klimberg, general manager of the Festival.
Dimension 3 Festival has just launched a call for films that will end on April 26. This call is for all types of contents that use S3D and 4K technologies. S3D contents can be delivered either in a side-by-side format or as DCPs, and must be submitted in one of 6 categories. On June 20, a selection of about 30 films will be screened all day in a theater in Seine-Saint-Denis. Several of these films will also be featured as a part of 3Discovery, a travelling festival organized in theatres throughout Seine-Saint-Denis from June 13 to 23, 2013, in partnership with the event "Futur en Seine". 3Discovery will give the public an opportunity to see exclusive previews, as well as screenings in the presence of the film's creators. On the evening of June 20, an award ceremony gathering 400 professionals will reward the best S3D and 4K contents, and the winners will receive a trophy and prizes (equipment or services).
Last year's edition of the Festival had presented some 100 programs from 15 countries. The grand prize was awarded to Space Junk, a beautiful S3D film for large formats, directed by Melissa Butts and produced by Melrae Pictures, LLC, raising awareness of space pollution.
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