Venice to honor best 3-D pic

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .



A sign of how important 3-D has become to the movie business:

ROME (AP) - The storied Venice Film Festival is updating its awards lineup by offering a prize for the best 3D movie of the year.

Organizers said in a statement Saturday that nine films will compete for the new award at the festival's 66th edition on Sept. 2-12.

The movies include blockbusters "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "Monsters vs. Aliens" (left) and "Up."

Organizers last week announced that 23 films would be vying for the festival's top award, the Golden Lion.


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