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London Effects and Animation Festival (LEAF) Awards Call For Entries

(July 12, 2001)
The Eighth Annual London Effects and Animation Festival (LEAF) Awards is now accepting entries. The LEAF Award is one of the premier Awards in European Special Effects and Animation as it showcases and promotes the best new work, skills and services of companies and individuals involved in creative development of visual effects and animation today.

The LEAF Awards Evening will be held at the London Hippodrome, Leicester Square, on 13 November 2001. This evening sees the presentation of the specially commissioned LEAF Award to ten winners and a screening of the best work of 2001.

The post-production sponsor for the LEAF Awards 2001 is the Moving Picture Company and it will be responsible for providing a showreel of the entries and winners plus providing a judge for the panel. The Moving Picture Company (MPC) is one of Europe's leading digital post-production companies employing some 140 people based in the heart of Soho.

The company specialises in providing telecine, editing and compositing facilities to the advertising, broadcast and music industries. The company also designs and creates computer-generated animation and digital visual effects for the TV and feature film industries worldwide.

The LEAF 2001 Awards judging panel will consist of industry professionals from leading organizations. Entries are invited in the following sectors:
LEAF Award Categories 2001

Commercials: Animation - Best use of CGI to promote a product or service.

Commercials: Live Action Effects - Best use of CGI coupled with Live Action effects to promote a product or service.

Feature Films - Feature length films using CGI, SPFX and/or Animation produced for a full-length cinema or television screening. Submissions must be edited to no more than 10 minutes in length.

Pop Promos - Most creative use of CGI, SPFX and/or Animation in Music Videos.

Short Films - Creativity in partially or entirely computer generated short films.

Titles, Idents and Stings - Title Sequences for broadcast, games, films and video, idents, stings and trailers.

Games - Creativity and Technically excellent use of Animation or Digital > Effects, Console or PC games.

Web Animation - Innovation and creativity through advanced CGI and Animation used in online games or for transfer via the World Wide Web.

Special Area Award - Best Use of CGI, SPFX and/or Animation in other areas, e.g.; TV Animation, Simulation, Education.

Student Work - Pieces of work undertaken during a recognised course of study. Written confirmation of student status from a tutor must accompany entries.

The London Effects and Animation Festival is part of Digital Media World exhibition, which runs from 13-15th November.

It is the UK's premier event for digital content creation, distribution and management and includes three other conference events: Media Asset Management, Streaming Media and Games.

Candidate Entry Details
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