MONOLITH AWARDS/IF 2021

The Infinity Festival Monolith Awards
celebrate “Story Advanced by Technology.” The great creators of our time continue to use technology in compelling ways that inspire audiences around the world. The Monolith Award is voted on by a body of professional peers to recognize the most outstanding achievements in categories that include narrative arts and technology that are pushing the boundaries of what it means to share a story today!

 

IF 2021
For 2021, the festival is positioned to become a premiere hybrid event, blending both live and online events and will take place in several iconic Hollywood locations including the Capitol Records building and various studios and theaters. Next year’s Monolith Awards ceremony is being planned as a live event at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, which is scheduled to open in 2021.

The Monolith Awards are given to outstanding achievements in technology and narrative arts. The panel of judges includes A-List entertainment and tech executives and creative talent at the top of their respective fields.

TECHNOLOGY AWARDS - 2019

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Content-Aware Fill for Video in Adobe After Effects
Adobe

RTX Platform and Turing Architecture
NVIDIA

Unreal Engine 4
Epic Games

Ziva VFX
Ziva Dynamics

Space Camera
Felix & Paul Studios

PREMO
DreamWorks Animation

“Holographic” 3D LED
3D Live, Inc.

 

NARRATIVE AWARDS - 2019

Virtual Reality Experience
“Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son” by Sony Pictures VR

 Vertical Video
“Bury Your Ego” by Samuel DeAngelis

 Virtual Reality Experience
“Gloomy Eyes” by RYOT

Podcast
“TechWits” by Alchemy Tech and Entertainment Group

Episodic
“Save This Rhino” (Episodes 1-2) by THIS. Productions, in partnership with Cisco and NTT

AR Experience
“Stonewall Inn AR” by RYOT

Cinematic Fine Art Short
“Earth Song” by RYOT

Location-Based Experience
“How To Train Your Dragon: Fly with Toothless VR” by DreamWorks Animation

Virtual Reality Experience
“The 100% – Maggie’s Story” by Brandon Zamel

Virtual Reality Experience
“National Geographic Explore VR” by National Geographic

Game Engine Narrative
“A Life in Flowers” by RYOT

Game Engine Narrative
“Tombeaux” by Dave Beck