Venice 3-D Prize Gets Animated

The Venice Film Festival has nominated nine films ‘ all from the United States and more than half of them animated ‘ for its first ever Persol 3-D Award.

The nominees and their directors are:

Up, Pete Docter.

The Hole, Joe Dante

Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3-D, Eric Brevig

Monsters vs. Aliens, Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon

My Bloody Valentine, Patrick Lussier

Battle for Terra, Aristomenis Tsirbas

Coraline, Henry Selick

Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience, Bruce Hendricks

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Carlos Saldanha.

Two of the nominated movies are set to screen at the fest: Up, as part of a program honoring the films and directors of Pixar; and The Hole, which is having its world premiere at the 66th annual festival.

The festival also is showing the 3-D films Daimon and Cock Crow.

The jury for the 3-D prize consists of American film critics Scott Foundas and Dave Kehr, and director Nadia Ranocchi, who directed Cock Crow.