IBC Awards


SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: Ian Dormer reports from Amsterdam: There was plenty of
buzz and anticipation at the IBC Awards Ceremony held at the Amsterdam RAI on 15
September. A highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the IBC2013
International Honour for Excellence to Sir Peter Jackson.

Movie director extraordinaire, Jackson wanted to make movies from the age of nine
when he saw the original King Kong film. He taught himself to create effects and
developed his trademark fantasy style through a succession of movies which made him
famous, like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, his remake of King Kong, and The Hobbit

The awards evening’s finale was a sneak preview of The Desolation of Smaug’, the
second movie in The Hobbit Trilogy, filmed in High Frame Rate 3D, which wowed the
audience and reminded everyone attending as to why the genius director was there. The
movie will premiere in December.

Alongside the glamour of the movies, the IBC Awards also recognised innovators in the
industry and New Zealand was at the forefront yet again. Park Road Post Production in
Wellington took the award for most innovative work in Content Creation for the pipeline
they developed, with technology partner SGO Mistika, for handling the vast amounts of
data involved in finishing Jackson’s movie trilogy.

The IBC Innovation Award for Content Management went to Irish national broadcaster
RTÉ for its FAST project – file acquisition and server technology, and the Japan
Commercial Broadcasters’ Association took the Content Delivery award for a very
advanced project to build a contribution and distribution IP network across the country.


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