The Bitfilm Festival was founded in 2000 as a festival for digital film in Hamburg, Germany. From 2000 to 2002, it was an integral part of the International Short-Film Festival in Hamburg. In 2003, it cooperated with Filmfest Hamburg. The Festival was the first festival worldwide with a Machinima competition for films that are made with computer games, the first German festival with a competition for films made for viewing on mobile phones and the first worldwide festival with a competition for real-time demos. In 2006, it started showing all films on the Internet and allowed the global Internet community to vote on them.
Since 2007 the Bitfilm Festival takes place on the Internet and in two cities each year: Hamburg and Barcelona in 2007, Hamburg and Stuttgart in 2008, Hamburg and Tel Aviv in 2009. It had guest appearances in Paris, Barcelona, New York, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Berlin and Cologne.
For the category 3D SPACE it accepts films of all genres and styles made with 3D animation software such as Maya, 3D Studio Max, Cinema 4D etc.
For the category FX MIX it accepts films of all genres which mix various techniques digitally, eg. 3D animation, 2D animation or live action.
For the category MACHINIMA it accepts films of all genres which are shot live inside a computer game or a virtual world like Second Life.
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