The My Terra Contest is for children in grades 3-8 and asks kids to find and write about a place in nature special to them, just like the natural world is special to Mala and Senn, two teens who live on the planet Terra. Battle for Terra brings to life another world with 3-D technology. The contest reminds families that our natural world is 3-D too. You can touch the trees, the soil and rocks, smell the plants and see amazing things in nature right outside your doorstep. Prizes for 3rd-5th grade students include a digital camera and day with a wildlife photographers and 6th-8th graders could win a two-week trip with Adventures Cross-Country as part of their California Community Service program.
Battle For Terra made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and has since thrilled festival audiences worldwide. The film has been honored for its environmental awareness themes and stunning animation with the Silver Griffin Award at the 2008 Giffoni Film Festival; the Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature at the 2008 Ottawa International Animation Festival; the Crystal Heart Award at the 2008 Heartland Film Festival and most recently the Truly Moving Picture Award. In preparation for the U.S. release, Snoot Entertainment, the Los Angeles based creative team has rendered the entire film in stereoscopic 3-D using a proprietary in-house process. Stuart Fords IM Global will handle international.
Roadside Attractions and the National Wildlife Federation partner to release Battle For Terra in 3D on May 1, 2009.
For complete contest details and other activities surrounding the film, visit www.BattleForTerra.com.