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Nominees announced for Venice Film Festival's first ever 3-D prize

August 10, 2009 |  7:36 pm

Monsters The 66th Venice Film Festival has announced the nine nominees for its inaugural 3-D prize, according to Variety.

The nine nominees, all of which are from the U.S., include "Battle for Terra," "Coraline," "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience," "Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3-D," "Monsters vs. Aliens" and "My Bloody Valentine."

The other two nominees are also scheduled to play at the festival. "Up" is part of the lineup for the Venice Pixar program, and "The Hole" will have its world premiere at Venice.

The new award is just one of several 3-D-inspired additions to the film festival. There will also be a new Orizzonti 3-D section this year.
Jury members for the 3-D prize include local 3-D filmmaker Nadia Ranocchi and U.S. film critics Scott Foundas and Dave Kehr.

The 66th Venice Film Festival runs Sept. 2 through 12.

-- Kate Stanhope

Photo: "Monsters vs. Aliens." Courtesy of DreamWorks Animation