- Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016
- NEW YORK
AICE has just issued its Call for Entries for the 2017 AICE Awards. The international postproduction trade association’s annual competition will celebrate its 16th anniversary as it recognizes creative and craft excellence in a wide variety of categories. The AICE Awards presentation is scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 2017, and will be held at Capitale, the soaring event space located on The Bowery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The deadline for entries is Monday, February 6, 2017. Full descriptions of categories and entry requirements can be found here.
The 2017 AICE Awards will welcome entries for editorial excellence in product categories such as automotive, technique categories such as comedy or performance and genre categories such as music video. It also includes craft categories for original music composition, audio mixing, sound design, color grading, graphic design and visual effects, and recognizes the best work emanating from its local chapters with Best of Chapter awards. Each presentation culminates with a Best of Show winner, which was presented at the 2016 Show to VFX supervisor and lead Flame artist Andy Rafael Barrios of a52 for his work on a TV spot for Honda.
The neoclassical landmark that houses Capitale originally opened in 1895 as The Bowery Savings Bank, designed by the renowned architect Stanford White. Adorned with Corinthian columns, Venetian glass, marble mosaic floors and 65-foot ceilings, it underwent a million-dollar renovation in 2013.
“We’ve continued to evolve the AICE Awards with each passing year to reflect the changing scope of work our members are doing,” said Rachelle Madden, AICE executive director, “and we’ll be announcing some new entry categories soon. The AICE Awards are an important way to underscore the value independent postproduction companies provide their clients. We’ve always held that the most creative people in our industry--and the best creative thinking--are found at independent shops. Our annual awards celebrates this creativity and ingenuity.”
The 2017 presentation will also honor the latest inductee to the AICE Hall of Fame and recognize the winners of “The Lev,” the Grand Prizes in the associations’ International Camp Kuleshov trailer competition for assistants. Members of AICE’s New York Chapter Board are hosting the event.