Sharp Electronics and co-sponsor Red Digital Cinema said the winner of the 2014 Art of Amazing 4K UHD video competition was “The Lion.” The winning film was about Kirk Nishikawa Dixon, one of Japan’s only traditional dancers of Japanese-American descent, who lives between two cultures and the effect it has had on his life, his place in society and his identity. The short video helped filmmaker/director Anthony Gilmore win a grand prize totaling more than $38,000, including a Sharp 70-inch THX 4K Certified Aquos 4K Ultra HD LED TV, a 6K Scarlet-X Red Dragon Lightweight Collection and a trip for two to International CES in Las Vegas in January to see a screening of the winning film in the Sharp CES booth. The film was chosen by a panel of expert judges from Sharp, THX, Red, LucasFilm, Pixar and the California Film Institute. The prize was awarded at the Art of Amazing 4K Showcase, the first-ever showcase celebrating high resolution at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival on Oct. 9. “The Lion” was one of 15 finalist films selected from the 4K entries and was screened at the Art of Amazing 4K Showcase. The grand-prize winner was chosen for demonstrating creativity, technical skill and the ability to capture an amazing high-resolution entertainment experience.
The 2014 Sharp Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition coincides with the launch of the Sharp Aquos 4K Ultra HD UD27, the largest THX 4K Certified TV available.