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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Machinima Expo Awards Results - Jaded Exonar Reporting....




Watch live streaming video from themachinimaexpo at livestream.com

This week saw the end of the Machinima Expo - The famous and highly renowned 3 day virtual film festival. The ceremony took place in Secondlife, and featured over 12 hours of groundbreaking film screenings, all created using virtual reality.

Pooky Amsterdam was asked to be this years Programming Chair, explaining on her website that...

"....This year we took a theme for the Expo that would reflect what is important as we move forward. In this decade of increased awareness on all levels of the Entertainment industry on the value and validity of games, "Let's Get Real" is what we chose. Let's Get Real means, in game engine film making, a celebration of the craft of machinima film making (which is something the Expo has been doing since 2008 by the way) and the exploration of where, how, what and why we are getting better and bigger all the time. "

With over 150 films submitted this year from all over the world, we saw submissions from as far afield as Taiwan and Kenya. The Expo screening team selected just 10 finalists to compete for the Jury Prize, and only one to win the sought after Grand Jury Prize.
Sunday 18th November welcomed the Awards ceremony, with an eager audience present in Secondlife and listening over stream from the Official Expo Website. With such an astoundingly high level of art to enjoy, this years Jury, ( Joe Farbrook, Susan Johnston, Frank Dellario, Phil Rice and Phylis Johnson ) really had their work cut out, with the much anticipated following results announced by Lauren Weyland and Mr. Kinte Fergerson : -

Audience Choice Award (decided by vote on Official Website LiveStream chat)
"Unfinished Paintings (Dreaming in New Orleans) by Miron Lockett

Peter Rasmussen Award (for service to the machinima community ) goes to Kinte Ferguson

Open This End Award (a cash award for superior films chosen from jury-nominated films )
"The Last Syllable of Recorded Time" by Tutsy Navarathna,
"Wulf and Eadwacer" by Hypatia Pickens,
"The Chapelside Deception" by IceAce (Iain Frair)
Machinima Expo Jury Prize Winners
"The Last Syllable of Recorded Time" by Tutsy Navarathna,
"Metasex" by Tutsy Navarathna,
"Unfinished Paintings (Dreaming in New Orleans) by Miron Lockett,
"Wulf and Eadwacer" by Hypatia Pickens

Machinima Expo Grand Jury Prize

"The Chapelside Deception" by IceAce (Iain Frair)
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