MUMBAI: RealD honored Avatar filmmakers James Cameron and Jon Landau with the RealD Innovation in 3D Award, recognizing their contribution to 3D cinema with the 2009 release of Avatar.
The award was presented to Landau by RealD chairman and CEO Michael V. Lewis at ShoWest’s final night banquet and awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
The RealD Innovation in 3D Award is an annual recognition to honor filmmakers that contribute to digital 3D and embody the pioneering and creative spirit the technology brings to life in cinema and other applications. Last year’s award honorees were Henry Selick, LAIKA and Focus Features for their work on the feature film Coraline, the first stop-motion animated feature ever produced from inception in 3D.
"Avatar is a testament to the 3D vision and craftsmanship James and Jon worked tirelessly on for a decade. Their trailblazing development of new technology and use of 3D to draw people inside their fantastic journey has truly brought the magic back to cinema," said Lewis.
"We are thrilled to receive this honor from RealD. RealD has been a leader driving quality digital 3D exhibition and for that we are eternally grateful," said Landau.
The top-grossing worldwide feature film of all-time, AVATAR takes us to a spectacular world beyond imagination, where a reluctant hero embarks on an epic adventure, ultimately fighting to save the alien world he has learned to call home.
Avatar stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is written by Cameron and produced by Cameron and Landau.