MachinimUWA VII: Braclo Eber + The Team of Eric Takkar & Arcane Marenwolf
BRACLO EBER'S 'BEYOND' ERIC TAKKAR & ARCANE MARENWOLF'S 'UNSEEN TRANSCENDED BORDERS' South African Braclo Eber now in Canada brings us a tale of love looking beyond borders for hope, with 'Beyond', and the Trans-Atlantic partnership of Eric Takkar & Arcane Marenwolf brings us the tragedy of human trafficking with 'Unseen Transcended Borders'. These films are the latex entries to the L$545,000++ MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders, the 7th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The 'Transcending Borders' theme was selected by Professor Ted Snell, Director of the Cultural Precinct, UWA and who inspired the very first of the UWA art challenges in 2009. This theme is in honour of the 'Transcending Borders' exhibition at UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in 2014. CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 31st OCTOBER 2014.
Eric & Arcane explain that:
"... The production deals with Human Trafficking, the second largest transnational crime globally, generating $35billion in black market income. An estimated 20-27million people are victims of modern day slavery with an estimated 800,000 trafficked across international borders every year. Nearly every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, as a point of origin, transit or destination. Each year thousands of victims from at least 127 countries have been reported to have been exploited in 137 States. This exploitation is a grave violation of human rights. It includes forced or bonded labour, debt servitude, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, organ harvesting, child exploitation, child soldiers and forced begging (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime 'UNDOC') Human trafficking is regarded as a high profit, low risk 'enterprise' for organised crime. " You may interpret the theme as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes how it fits in the film notes on the web). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders'. You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which includes either Winthrop Clock Tower, The Somerville Auditorium or The Sunken Gardens. ALSO, public viewing for TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (though the closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October) Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered to TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge. Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far