Twinity has a new attraction for fans of digital film culture. The virtual film festival site – Bitropolis – is now officially open and is welcoming filmmakers and film aficionados alike.
What is Bitropolis?
Bitropolis is the virtual venue of the Bitfilm Festival and can be found deep underground in the 3D world of Twinity.
The Bitfilm Festival is a festival of digital film, dedicated to showcasing the best digitally animated films on the planet. This year, for the very first time, the festival is being held in both the real world and the virtual world of Twinity.
The creative hub of Bitropolis is naturally the cinema which will be screening highlights from the Bitfilm Festival program. This is the place to go to watch the latest in innovative animation. After the movie, join fellow cineastes for drinks in the bar or dance the night away in the night club.
Rent your cube!
Bitropolis also gives users the chance to show off their creative talent. The cinema is encircled by an art park of studio cubes. Every beta user of Twinity can rent their own cube free of charge. A studio cube is your own personal venue in which to host special film screenings or get creative with music, videos, photography, and artwork. Style the interior of your cube and create virtual objects to share with other avatars. Just think of the cube as a showcase for your work.
If you have any questions about Bitropolis or want to rent a cube, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bitfilm Festival
The Bitfilm Festival is already in its 9th year and focuses on films that use digital technology in a creative and challenging way. The festival program encompasses a wide spectrum of digital film from 3D animations and internet flash movies to machinimas shot live in computer games, real-time renderings, and short films for handheld devices.
There is an award up for grabs in each of the six festival categories, and you can help pick this year’s most talented filmmakers.
The 2008 Bitfilm Festival runs from 1 May to 12 July. To find out more about the festival or vote for your favorite film, visit www.bitfilm.com/festival