NEW DELHI: The last date for receiving entries for the Apollo Awards for films, television, television commercials and music has been extended to11 April due to the overwhelming requests.
The Apollo Awards is an initiative by Contineo Media, which will be held in Singapore on18 June. The Awards aims at honouring the best in production and post-production across Asia Pacific, with a strong focus on the creative and technical mastery behind the scenes.
Those in the media and entertainment business that comprises films, TV programmes, TV promotional spots, opening sequences, TVCs or music videos, within the qualifying period are eligible for submission.
The entries will be judged by a jury that combines extensive academic knowledge and industry expertise with many years of experience in the fields of technical and creative.
Headed by Ian Bailie, art director and production designer (Reign of Fire, Pride & Prejudice and Atonement), the jury consists of animation stalwart Suresh Eriyat from India. Other members include: Dayne Cowan, renowned director of film VFX (Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Batman Begins, Stranger Than Fiction); Simon Dobbin, production designer/ art director (Contagion, Uninhabited, Preacher's Kid, Management, Hotel de Love, Kingdom Come, Jason's Lyric and Bring it on); Emilio Batungbacal, colourist; Kerry Farrell, Senior editor; Rennie Gomes, managing director and sound specialist; Simon Rosenthal, executive producer (Ted, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Pacific, Australia, Charlotte's Web); Derek Wong, senior director, production and David Wood, visual effects and finishing artist / solutions engineer, among others.
There are seventeen categories for the awards:
1. Directing – Long form
2. Directing – short form
3. Cinematography – Short form
4. Cinematography – long (factual/drama)
5. Art Direction
6. Music Composition – Short Length versions
7. Music composition – full length versions
8. Sound Design – short form
9. Sound Design – long form
10. Editing – long form (factual/drama)
11. Editing – Long form (entertainment/reality)
12. Editing – short form
13. Motion Graphics (2D/3D/Claymation, etc. – short form)
14. 2D Animation
15. 3D Animation
16. Visual Effects/CGI – Long Form
17. Visual Effects/CGI – Short Form
18. Colour Grading