Wednesday, 21 April 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nominees and Preliminary Results Announced
for the 2nd Annual International 3D Awards

20 April 2004 – The International 3D Awards Committee is pleased to announce nominees for the final categories to be presented at the annual 3D Awards ceremony. Over 900 entries were submitted for consideration and a jury consisting of members from key visual effects studios worldwide judged the entries.

The 3D Awards Copenhagen ceremony will be held on the evening of Wednesday 5 th May at Bella Center, as part of the 3D Festival 2004 events. Winners will be awarded the Digital Hero trophy at the ceremony, which is sponsored by Alias, Discreet, HP and NVIDIA.

Preview the award nominations on the 3D Awards website: www.3dawards.org/nominees


Nominees

Commercials
Audi ‘Drink Like a Fish' – Framestore CFC
Johnnie Walker ‘Fish' – Framestore CFC
Nintendo ‘School's Out' – La Maison
Tizer ‘Baboon' – Passion Pictures
Xelebri ‘Face of the Future' – The Moving Picture Company

Student 3D Animation
Run, Dragon,Run!!! – Ricardo Biriba
Pfffirate – Xavier Andre and Guillaume Herent
Annie & Boo – Johannes Weiland
Roy and Dog – Jesse Davidge

Short Film
Rockfish – Blur Studio
Jo Jo in the Stars – Studio AKA
Early Bloomer – Sony Pictures Imageworks
L'Homme Sans Tête (The Man Without a Head) – La Maison

Music Video Visual Effects
Bad Day (REM) – Passion Pictures
Hit That (The Offspring) – Passion Pictures
Go to Sleep (Radiohead) – The Mill
Twist (Goldfrapp) – The Mill

Feature Film Visual Effects
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Weta Digital
The Matrix: Revolutions - ESC Entertainment/Tippett Studio *
The Hulk – Industrial Light & Magic
Pirates of the Caribbean - Industrial Light & Magic
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - Industrial Light & Magic

3D Game Cinematics (non interactive)
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne – Blizzard Entertainment
Spawn: Armageddon – Attitude Studio
Onimusha 3 – ROBOT Communications
Stranger – Oddworld Inhabitants

Technological Innovation Award
Zbrush 2.0 - Pixologic
Fluid Dynamics – Next Limit
FBX Format - Kaydara
Massive - Massive Software

* denotes joint entry


Achievement Awards

Two Digital Hero trophies will be awarded to the following companies for achievement in 3D graphics and animation:

3D Animated Feature Film
Finding Nemo – Pixar Animation Studios

Television Visual Effects
Battlestar Galactica – Zoic Studios


About the 3D Awards
The International 3D Awards recognizes excellence in the field of 3D design, animation, games, architectural visualization and digital visual effects. The annual 3D Awards ceremony is held during the 3D Festival events in Copenhagen, Denmark and is covered by media outlets worldwide. The International 3D Awards is administered by CGNetworks, a division of Ballistic Media, based in Australia.

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3D Awards Publicity Department
Email: publicity@3dawards.org
Ph: +61 8 8388 5966


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