Thursday, July 5, 2012

MachinimUWA V: ALL 51 Works, Grand Finale & Audience Participation Event

MachinimUWA V: Seek Wisdom, is heading towards its finale! 51 entries (all listed below, and all linked on AViewTV) have come in from around the world, including Melbourne (Australia), Rome (Italy), Monterey (USA), Rotterdam (Netherlands),  Dallas (USA), Rochester (USA), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Costa Rica, Bombay (India), Pondicherry  (India), Alaska (USA), Cambridge (England), London (England), Berklee (USA), Paris (France), Corvallis (USA), Toronto (Canada), Santa Ana, CA (USA), Gdansk (Poland), New York (USA), Oslo (Norway), Phoenix, AZ (USA), Lybster (Scotland), San Fransisco (USA), Seattle (USA), Barcelona (Spain), Colfax WA (USA), Ottawa (Canada), Tacoma (USA), Berkeley CA (USA), Naples (Italy), Ohio (USA), New Orleans (USA), Brighton (England) and Lancaster MA (USA).

We would like to acknowledge the amazing efforts of the co-host of this event, LaPiscean Liberty (AViewTV) who is also a sponsor,  OPEN THIS END (led by Cristina García-Lasuén: RL) / Aino Baar: SL), Project48 (Tom Papas), Philip Vought, Freemason Magic, The Tornado Gallery (Taralyn Gravois) & UWA. Special mention to Ginette Pinnazo, Tom Pappas, Taralyn Gravois & FreeWee Ling.

ALSO do note the ongoing UWA Movie Poster Contest closing the 15th of July

More than L$785,000 (approx USD 3,400) will be distributed to Machinima Winners at the winners announcements from 6am SLT, Sunday 5th August 2012. This will be held in conjunction with the winners announcements of the Grand Finale of the UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge.

A special event will be held to announce the outcomes of the challenge:
Time & Date: 6am SLT Sunday, 5th August
Location: UWA - BOSL Grand Amphitheatre (
Entrance 1, Entrance 2)

L$785,000 PRIZE POOL (Sponsored by  AView TV, Project48, Philip Vought, Fremason Magic, SL Machinima Poster Archive, The Tornado Gallery & UWA)
1st Prize - L$140,000
2nd Prize - L$120,000
3rd Prize - L$100,000
4th Prize - L$70,000
5th Prize - L$55,000
5 Special Awards (6th - 10th) - @L$30,000 

UWA Special Prize: L$100,000 (awarded by UWA members of the committee)
Audience participation Prize - L$20,000 (L$10,000, 1st; L$6,000, 2nd; L$4,000, 3rd)
Best Machinima Poster: 3 Prizes Totalling L$30,000  

Win a Share of L$20,000, A Spot on the Official Jury for MachinimUWA VI & Special RL Package
Deadline: Midnight SLT 30th July 2012
L$20,000 has been set aside for viewers who take part in a special participation event. We are asking everyone to watch the submissions and give us your TOP 10 machinima, in order of your preference (email OR list them on a notecard to Jayjay Zifanwe - please put your name on the title of the notecard with the words MachinimUWA V Audience Event).

The 3 participants whose order comes closest to the final order decided by the judging panel (as below), will win for themselves L$10,000, L$6,000 and L$4,000 each. The first prize winner will also be invited to be on the panel for MachinimUWA VI and ALL 3 will receive in the mail a special pack that includes a copy of the book,
'100 Treasures of UWA' which was produced for UWA's Centenary.

MACHINIMUWA V: SEEK WISDOM (51 entries)(Order Randomized by Number Generator)

Elizabeth Spieler (Seattle, Washington, USA) - UWA SEEK WISDOM 2012

Sophia Yates (Lancaster, MA, USA) - PHILOSOPHY & WISDOM

Sophia Yates (Lancaster, MA, USA) - SEEKER OF WISDOM


Professor Ted Snell - Director, Cultural Precinct, The University of Western Australia
Dr Sue Boyd - Member of Senate, UWA, Chair, UWA Centenary Planning Committee (Former Australian High-Commissioner & Consul General)
Jon Stubbs - Director of Student Services, UWA
Jonathon Zahra – Activities Officer, centenary Planning, Guild Services, UWA
Professor Jenna Mead - Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) Coordinator and Art Historian, UWA
Matthew McKenzie – Student Guild President, UWA
Virginia Rowland (RL) - Senior Policy Officer, Centenary Planning, UWA
Adia Yu (RL) - Quantum Enginered Systems Centre of Excellence Coordinator, UWA
FreeWee Ling (SL) - Curator, UWA 3D Open Art Challenge
LaPiscean Liberty (SL) - CEO AviewTV and UWA Virtual World Technical Media Advisor
Pooky Amsterdam (SL) - CEO PookyMedia, Representative of OPEN THIS END, Film Maker, Writer, Machinima-Expo 2012 Producer
Wagner James Au (RL) / Hamlet Au (SL) - Editor in Chief of New World Notes
Cisko Vandeverre (SL) - Inaugural UWA Machinima Champion
Apmel Goosson - Scandinavian Author/Publisher
Nazz Lane (SL) - Journalist and Author
Appolo Manga – Journalist (The Examiner)
Bryn Oh (SL) - Professional Artist & Machinimatographer
Dr. Phylis Johnson (RL) - Media Professor, Southern Illinois University, Author - Machinima: Aesthetics and Practice (a.k.a, Sonicity Fitzroy, SL Virtual Journalist)
Mal Burns (SL), Metaverse News Aggregator and Broadcaster
Thirza Ember (SL) - Art Blog Writer
Persia Bravin (SL) - Journalist, media producer and TV host.
Dousa Dragonash (SL) - COO Metaverse Television
Freemason Magic (SL) - Grand Patron Gan Logia Cibernetica 3D Vitual Lodge for Cyberfreemason Avatars
Tom Papas (RL) - Project48 Film Festival Director & Co-Producer
Ginette Pinnazo (SL)-  Dir of Development, AviewTV / Dir of Projects, Zindra Expo Group / Manager, Womens Resource Ctr in SL
K. DaVette See (Suzy Yue - SL) - Creative Director, Running Lady Studios and Theatrical/Film director.
Quan Lavender (Dortmund Germany) - Journalist & Blogger
Jay Jay Jegathesan (RL) / Jayjay Zifanwe (SL) - Manager School of Physics/ Lead of UWA Virtual Worlds