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. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 28, 2015 — 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.
WARNER BROS.
 

3D JURY PRIZE: LIVE ACTION SHORT

CALL HER LOTTE - GERMANY

MIRIQUIDIFILM/STEREOTEC

 

3D ANIMATED SHORT/NARRATIVE

FEAST – U.S.
THE WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS
 

3D DOCUMENTARY

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.
20 TH 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
 

3D COMMERCIAL

WORLD OF WARCRAFT – FRANCE
COWPROD
 

3DTV HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH’S NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM ALIVE 3D – U.K.
COLOSSUS PRODUCTIONS
 

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
SHIROGUMI, INC.
 

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

TAPIOCA FILMS

 

SIR CHARLES WHEATSTONE AWARD

SKY – U.K.
ATLANTIC PRODUCTIONS – U.K.
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH - U.K.
 

4K ENTERTAINMENT

HOUSE OF CARDS 4K-SEASON 2 – U.S.
NETFLIX
 

4K MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

BRAVIA 4K X L’ARC EN CIEL – JAPAN
SONY PCL
 

4K ADVERTISING

LIBERACIÓN – JAPAN
PANASONIC

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