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ICVR’s short film “AWAY” has been named the Winner of 5 Telly Awards in Non-Broadcast category in the 42nd Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies and including Netflix, Dow Jones, Duplass Brothers Productions, Complex Networks, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, ESPN Films, RYOT, Partizan, and Vimeo.

Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates.

The awards are:

- 3D Graphics/Animation: Non-Broadcast (Gold)

- People’s Telly: Non-Broadcast (Gold)

- Visual Effects: Non-Broadcast (Silver)

- Entertainment: Non-Broadcast (Bronze)

- Use of 3D Animation: Non-Broadcast (Bronze)

“AWAY” was made to explore the storytelling possibilities in the new environment that is virtual production on LED volumes. At this intersection of gaming, animation, and filmmaking, ICVR was able to put together its creative expertise and technical know-how by creating this short film using Unreal Engine in one production day.

“In the media and entertainment industry, many have rushed into adopting and expanding the use of game engines and LED volumes in virtual productions. The main hurdles we noticed and wanted to solve were the high up-front cost of these technologies and the lack of technical knowledge of how to achieve certain shots and motion on LED volumes. So, we collaborated with the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California, XR Stage, and GRO Creative to address these hurdles during the creation of AWAY.”

Sinan AlRubaye, Head of Growth at ICVR

This announcement caps a year-long celebration of creators defying limitations by embracing platforms to increase awareness about injustices and promote solidarity for movements, as well as geographical, like developing fully remote pipelines for dispersed teams.

The full list of the 42nd Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at