The eighth London Effects and Animation Festival (LEAF) Awards is now accepting entries, according to show organizers. Hailed as one of the premier awards in the European special effects and animation calendar, it showcases and promotes best new work, skills and services of companies and individuals involved in the creative development of visual effects, say organizers. The glittering awards ceremony will be held at the London Hippodrome on November 13, 2001. Ten winners will be awarded, with judges including professionals from companies such as Aldis Animation, VTR, Dreamworks, and Glassworks. Categories include: Commercials: Animation - best use of CGI to promote a product or service. Live Action Effects - best use of CGI coupled with live action effects to promote a product or service. Feature Films Feature length films using CGI, SPFX and/or animation produced for a full length cinema or television screening. Submissions must be edited to no more then ten minutes in length. Pop Promos Most creative use of CGI, SPFX and/or animation in music videos. Short Films Creativity in partially or entirely computer generated short films. Titles, Idents and Stings Title sequences for broadcast, games, films and video, idents, stings and trailers. Games Creativity and technically excellent use of animation or digital effects, console or PC games. Web Animation Innovation and creativity through advanced CGI and animation used in online games or for transfer via the Web. Special Area Award Best Use of CGI, SPFX and/or animation in other areas, such as TV animation, simulation, education. Student Work Pieces of work undertaken during a recognised course of study. Written confirmation of student status from a tutor must accompany entries.
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