Prix Ars Electronica 2012 winners announced

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Wednesday 09 May 2012.

A remix of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Luxembourg filmmaker Jeff Desom has won the Golden Nica at the Ars Electronica awards.

Also dubbed the media arts Oscars, the short film took the winning prize in the category Computer Animation/Film/VFX.

The project is a montage of all rear window shots from Hitchcock’s classic, merged into a panorama, giving viewers the big picture of the events as they unfold in the courtyard, as famously seen by wheelchair-bound photographer L.B. Jeffries, played by James Stewart.

On the whole, over 3,670 projects from 72 countries competed in seven categories, with Desom’s film up against 720 other works, including the special effects in Hollywood flicks such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes or animated film Rango.

For more information on the Prix Ars Electronica please click here and don’t forget to watch the prize-winning Rear Window Loop.