MipTV & MILIA Forum

MILIA – at the heart of Digital Entertainment!

MILIA is the leading global forum for the interactive industries. Now in it’s 11th year, it attracts over 1400 leaders from 722 companies from 48 countries. MILIA is where leading content decision-makers from the world of digital entertainment, interactive TV, Internet and mobile get together to make new international contacts, establish partnerships, present services and solutions, as well as discover the latest business, creative, and technological trends in international content. MILIA 2004 will continue to focus on creative and business opportunities for digital entertainment across multiple platforms.

A hundred of business cards shared, half joined with the Original Explora Album CD, combined with details about my working methods...At the occasion of the Milia-MipTV forums, among many possible future contacts, I give below some information about the European Europix Top Talent contest :

EUROPRIX Top Talent Award 2004 kicked-off 31 March 2004, 12:30 - 13:00, MILIA Cannes

As I’m currently working on an outstanding conceptual album, more that just an album, I consider it as creative project which I think should be recognized by the European econtent and multimedia scene.

Take the chance to collaborate with me in this new venture : Since Music and Pictures share an intimate link, I’m searching for another 3D graphic animations artist to create a distinctive multimedia project including a combined Music and Video Content. Such project will be submitted to the EUROPRIX Top Talent Award, Europe’s contest for innovative projects and creative contents in the Offline / DVD and Cross-Media categories :

Offline / DVD : Classic and future multimedia projects with a strong emphasis on telling a story in an emotional, expressive and media rich way.
Cross-Media : Projects based on the use of many media for flexibility, media adequacy and high usability.

This year’s specials: The Top Talent Content Fusion Award, highlighting projects connected to music and sound-design in multimedia and the Top Talent Thesis Award for innovative students research and academic achievements in new media topics. This is a unique chance for all projects connected to music and sound-design – no matter on which platform and with which channel they are programmed. All entries of the TTA will be evaluated with respect to their fusion of music and multimedia and to their emotionally captivating audio side.

What is the EUROPRIX Top Talent Award?
The Top Talent Award is Europe’s contest for innovative projects and creative contents for top students and young professionals under 30 using all multimedia channels & platforms.

Who can participate?
You are a top student or a young professional under 30 (born after 1.1.1974) live in the European Union (including the new member states from 1 May 2004) or the EFTA, in Bulgaria, Rumania, Turkey and Israel are working on an outstanding, innovative and creative project

What do I get for participating?
10.000 Euro prize money (split between the overall winner [2.000 Euro] & category winners [1.000] + Adobe® Premiere® Pro software – a revolutionary nonlinear video editing application. Powerful real-time video and audio editing tools give you precise control over virtually every aspect of your production. + Trips to the Top Talent Festival in Vienna for the best 24 teams (3 teams each category) – all expenses paid + Unique networking possibilities at the Top Talent Festival with top companies in the business and young creatives you always wanted to meet + Presentation of the best teams in the Top Talent Book of Innovation in Multimedia (circulation: 3.000) and the supplementary DVD-ROM (circulation: 5.000) + Promotion of the best teams at events throughout Europe (e.g. MILIA – one of the world’s biggest interactive content marketplace) + The best teams will take the center stage of a special Top Talent exhibition in the medien.welten‘ – an innovative permanent show in the Technical Museum of Vienna. + Special Top Talent Fusion Award for the best music project + Quality Seal for your Project

What sorts of products are eligible to enter?
Demonstrations and prototypes cannot take part in the contest. The products must have been released and/or published/completed.

What is the Top Talent Festival?
The Top Talent Festival showcases and promotes the top students and young professionals and awards them for their outstanding achievements. Over three days, this event frames the platform for networking, exchange of ideas, experiences and business contacts between the multimedia newcomers, instructors, the European IT-industry and IT-media editors and journalists. A trendy location in Vienna will be the multimedia homebase as it plays host to this very special group of people. Workshops, company keynotes, exhibitions and product live- presentations of the Top Talent Teams will introduce visitors to a new world of multimedia.