LOS ANGELES, Jan 09, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Expanding its Annual Awards recognition to a growing number of 3D content platforms and formats, the International 3D Society has announced fifteen Awards Categories for honors at it February 1st Awards Ceremony. The black tie Awards Dinner will be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, beginning at 7PM. In addition, Sony will be honored with the 2012 Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for education and advocacy.
The Society’s Lumiere(TM) statuettes will be presented for 3D excellence in Live Action Motion Picture, Animated Motion Picture, Documentary, Stereography, Live Broadcast, Sports, TV Commercial and Videogame. “World Awards” will be presented to winners for achievement from entries received from China, Japan, Korea, the UK, and Europe.
“We are very pleased to see the advancements in quality 3D that the nominations exhibited this year. The Society appreciates the opportunity to honor these winners and celebrate the impact 3D education is having on our leading filmmakers and technologists,” said Jim Mainard, Society Chair.
Lenny Lipton, Society Awards Committee Chair and 3D Inventor stated, “With the Creative Arts Awards, the 3D Society shines a light on artists’ use of the cinema’s most important technological advancement in recent years. Our task is to recognize achievement in order to encourage the aesthetic development of the medium.”
“Our celebration theme for the evening is ‘Art Form,’” said Society President, Jim Chabin. “From Hollywood, to Shanghai, to Paris and London, our honorees have expanded creative boundaries and raised 3D Entertainment to the level of fine art.”
Winners will be selected by the Society’s voting membership and select judging panels in both Los Angeles and New York, beginning Monday, January 9th.
The Show will employ XPAND 3D cinema systems. The Society serves the 3D community with education and recognition for stereoscopic 3D professionals.