Indianapolis, Ind. - VisionFest, a juried student animation festival, is accepting entries for competition and screening. High school, undergraduate, and graduate students from across the globe are invited to submit their work in the categories of animation and games/interactive arts. All entries must be postmarked by July 28, 2010. This year’s festival will take place October 22 through 24 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Details on the festival and how to submit are available at www.visionfest.org.
Winners in each category are selected by a jury of animation and gaming industry experts. Each category is divided into three levels of competition recognizing high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Best-in-Category award winners receive cash prizes. Audience members will also select an overall Audience Choice Award winner in each category.
All entries meeting submission requirements will receive written critiques from jurors. Past VisionFest jurors include top talent from many of the most recognizable players in the industry, including Industrial Light & Magic, Walt Disney, Blue Sky Studios, and DC Comics.
Submissions may be either 2D or 3D. Works should be original, creative and compelling. Length must not exceed seven minutes. Non-English shorts must be subtitled or dubbed in English. Menus and packaging will not be judged and should not be included with submissions. Only entries in NTSC format on CD or DVD will be accepted. Files must be AVI/MOV at no less than 1024 x 768 resolution.
Games/Interactive Arts Category:
Games may be created using either Flash, 3D, Java, C++, Python or a number of other programs and applications. Students may also submit their games via URL. Please visit www.visionfest.org for more details on how submissions in this category must be organized and packaged for judging.
Entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Winners will be notified by the end of September, 2010. Full details and an entry form are available for download at www.visionfest.org. VisionFest, including screenings, keynote speakers, presentations, student workshops and awards, will occur October 22-24, 2010.