DirecTV and Panasonic have announced that they will fund six short films as part of a 3D film festival, which will help develop content for the 3D channel n3D, a partnership of the two companies, Multichannel News reported.
Six filmmakers have already been chosen for the project, and will be trained to use Panasonic’s 3D equipment. The winning film in the DirecTV n3D Film Invitational Presented by Panasonic will receive a $25,000 prize. An additional $5,000 prize–the Technical Achievement Award–is being provided by Technicolor.
DirecTV has said it offers more 3D content than any other pay-TV service, including ESPN 3D and 3net in addition to the 24-hour network n3D.