3D Films Competition

Last year we have introduced a new section to Camerimage program – 3D Films Competition. A heated debate that have arisen between the Festival's participants – both regular viewers and industry professionals – made us realize that we hit the jackpot. Only few years back the growing infatuation of cinema and 3D technology was considered a mere fling, but today we are fully aware of the fact that this is a serious relationship which, in the close future, will inevitably merge the art of cinematographers with the world of 3D stereographers.

3D Films Competition is organized by Camerimage and International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society, the organization consisting of more than 1,800 professional members in over 20 countries around the world, whose task is to advance the creative arts and sciences of stereoscopic 3D and 4K.

Last year the international Jury, under the chairmanship of Barry Sandrew, Ph.D. awarded two films: Gravity, dir. Alfonso Cuarón, cin. Emmanuel Lubezki, as the Best 3D Dramatic Motion Picture, and Pina, dir. Wim Wenders, cin. Hélene Louvart, as the Best 3D Documentary Film.

Below you will find the line-up of this year's competition. We hope the selected films will lead to a fascinating dialogue about the ways 3D can enrich visual storytelling and the technology's role within the future of cinema.

The films will be judged by an international Jury, consisting of films industry members actively working with 3D and assisting different filmmakers in using the technology's numerous advantages in their projects.

  • Jim Chabin - the President of International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society, and has served, among many others, as President of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Prime Time Emmys). Over the last seven years Chabin has logged over one million air miles to host, market, or executive produce more than 100 events in Hollywood, New York, Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Athens, Mumbai, London, Moscow and Berlin.

  • Barry Sandrew, Ph.D. - is a member of International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society's Board of Governors. He is an internationally recognized visual effects pioneer and digital imaging expert with more than 14 VFX patents and 23 years of feature film and TV experience. Dr. Sandrew founded Legend3D, Inc. one of the leading 3D conversion companies and was founder of the pioneer colorization company American Film Technologies. Prior to working in feature film production he was staff neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Phil "Capt 3D" McNally - has just joined Condition One as Stereoscopic VFX supervisor. Prior to that he was in charge of all things stereoscopic for Dreamworks Animation where he worked on the 3D releases including Turbo, The Croods, Madagascar 3, Puss in Boots, How to Train Your Dragon and Monsters vs Aliens.

  • Markus Lanxinger - a Stereographer/Stereoscopic Supervisor with extensive work experience in Stereoscopic 3D ranging from Hollywood productions such as Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Amazing Spiderman to projects in emerging markets (India, Thailand, Hong Kong, China).

  • Steve Schklair - has been producing at the front edge of new technologies for most of his career. He has left a mark in movies, special effects and in interactive media. Prior to 3ality Digital, the company he founded and is currently working in, Schklair was a senior executive at Digital Domain during the production of such films as Apollo 13, The Fifth Element, Titanic, and Terminator 2: 3D.

  • Grant Anderson - an established producer, visual effects supervisor, and digital artist in the film industry. His career in stereo 3D began with Beowulf 3D and continued as stereoscopic supervisor on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Green Hornet. He recently served as an advisor on Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man.

3D Films Competition at Camerimage Festival is not only about film screenings, but also meetings and Q&A's with the jurors and the filmmakers who chose shooting their projects in 3D. We sincerely invite everyone to follow the newsfeed concerning the 3D Films Competition, and to attend the Festival's screenings of the selected films.



Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
director: Matt Reeves
cinematographer: Michael Seresin
country: USA
year: 2014
Goodbye to Language 3D
director: Jean-Luc Godard
cinematographer: Fabrice Aragno
country: France
year: 2013
Cathedrals of Culture. Centre Georges Pompidou
director: Karim Aïnouz
cinematographer: Ali Olcay Gözkaya
country: Denmark, France, Norway, Germany, Austria
year: 2014
Cathedrals of Culture. The Berlin Philharmonic
director: Wim Wenders
cinematographer: Christian Rein
country: Denmark, France, Norway, Germany, Austria
year: 2014
Cathedrals of Culture. The Salk Institute
director: Robert Redford
cinematographer: Ed Lachman
country: Denmark, France, Norway, Germany, Austria
year: 2014
Cathedrals of Culture. The Oslo Opera House
director: Margreth Olin
cinematographer: Øystein Mamen
country: Denmark, France, Norway, Germany, Austria
year: 2014
Cathedrals of Culture. The National Library of Russia
director: Michael Glawogger
cinematographer: Wolfgang Thaler
country: Denmark, France, Norway, Germany, Austria
year: 2014
Cathedrals of Culture. Halden Prison
director: Michael Madsen
cinematographer: Wolfgang Thaler
country: Denmark, France, Norway, Germany, Austria
year: 2014
Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, The
director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
cinematographer: Thomas Hardmeier
country: Canada, France, USA
year: 2013
Present for You
director: Yoshihiko Dai
cinematographer: Yoshihiko Dai
country: Japan
year: 2013
Deepsea Challenge 3D
director: John Bruno, Ray Quint, Andrew Wight
cinematographer: Jules O'Loughlin, John Stokes, Ian Thorburn
country: USA
year: 2014
Beyond the Edge
director: Leanne Pooley
cinematographer: Richard Bluck
country: New Zealand
year: 2013