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.