ZON Awards Now Accepting Submissions
The ZON Creativity in Multimedia Awards is now accepting submissions in the areas of short film, digital animation, and multimedia content and applications for the 2011 prize. This prestigious contest awards the largest monetary prizes for a multidisciplinary competition. In 2010, three of the ten finalists were affiliated with the UT Austin | Portugal Digital Media Program. The winner of the short film category, Pedro Resende interned in Austin at 501 Post and returned to Austin to shoot what became the winning film, “Talvez.”
The ZON Awards competition is open to residents of Portugal and Portuguese nationals. To apply for this year’s competition, visit the ZON website, and submit the online application. Applicants then must mail or hand-deliver their projects to ZON on a CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray disc. The deadline for applications is November 6, 2011.
The ZON intensive summer labs at UT have received much praise from its students over the past few years, and participants have gone on to be finalists in the ZON Awards. This month will see a special event providing a public evaluation of the program, which offered intensive screenwriting and animation labs at UT Austin. The event takes place at 4:30pm October 20 at the Auditório Agostinho da Silva in Lisbon.