Rise of the Guardians to get Award at Rome Fest

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Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians

The Rome Film Fes­ti­val (Fes­ti­val Inter­nazionale del Film di Roma, Novem­ber 9 to 17, Audi­to­rium Parco della Musica) and Van­ity Fair will award the new Van­ity Fair Inter­na­tional Award for Cin­e­matic Excel­lence this year to Rise of the Guardians, the lat­est 3D film by Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion SKG.

This new acknowl­edg­ment by the fes­ti­val is ded­i­cated to a film that best expresses the inno­v­a­tive, artis­tic and strate­gic con­tri­bu­tion made by pro­duc­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion com­pa­nies that have dis­tin­guished them­selves in the world of con­tem­po­rary cin­ema. Direc­tor Peter Ram­sey will accept the award on behalf of the film and Dream­Works Animation.

The awards cer­e­mony will be fol­lowed by the inter­na­tional the­atri­cal pre­miere of Rise of the Guardians, dis­trib­uted on Novem­ber 21, and inspired by the series of illus­trated books Rise of the Guardians by William Joyce. The cer­e­mony and screen­ing will also be attended by Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion CEO Jef­frey Katzen­berg and exec­u­tive pro­ducer Guillermo del Toro.

It is exhil­a­rat­ing to receive this recog­ni­tion from Van­ity Fair, and we are hon­ored that they share in our excite­ment for what we believe is an incred­i­ble film in Rise of the Guardians,” said Bill Dam­aschke, chief cre­ative offi­cer at Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion. “We couldn’t think of a more thrilling place at which to make our inter­na­tional the­atri­cal debut at the Rome Film Fes­ti­val as we look for­ward to pre­sent­ing Rise of the Guardians to audi­ences world­wide start­ing this hol­i­day season.”

Rise of the Guardians has been an incred­i­ble jour­ney for the entire cre­ative team, and we are hum­bled by this early acco­lade by Van­ity Fair and the Rome Film Fes­ti­val,” con­tin­ued Ram­sey. “We are look­ing for­ward to the film mak­ing its inter­na­tional debut here in Rome.”

Rise of the Guardians is an epic adven­ture that tells the story of a group of heroes — each with extra­or­di­nary abil­i­ties. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gaunt­let to take over the world, the immor­tal Guardians must join forces for the first time to pro­tect the hopes, beliefs and imag­i­na­tion of chil­dren all over the world.

The film stars Chris Pine, Alec Bald­win, Jude Law, Isla Fisher and Hugh Jack­man. Ram­sey directs a screen­play writ­ten by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Rise of the Guardians is pro­duced by Christina Stein­berg and Nancy Bern­stein. Joyce and del Toro serve as exec­u­tive producers.

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