V-Ray founded by Bulgarian Vladimir Koylazov wins Academy Award

Chaos Group founder to be presented with Sci-Tech Oscar

Vladimir Koylazov is announced to receive an Oscar Academy Plaque for scientific achievement for the original concept, design and implementation of V-Ray from Chaos Group. 2016 has been a monumental year for Chaos Group in film, with V-Ray rendering incredible imagery for movies such as “Doctor Strange”, “Captain America: Civil War” and “X-Men: Apocalypse”.

On January 4th the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 18 scientific and technical achievements represented by 34 individual award recipients, as well as five organizations, will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be included in the Oscar telecast, to be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

This year we are particularly pleased to be able to honor not only a wide range of new technologies, but also the pioneering digital cinema cameras that helped facilitate the widespread conversion to electronic image capture for motion picture production,” said Ray Feeney, Academy Award® recipient and chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. “With their outstanding, innovative work, these technologists, engineers and inventors have significantly expanded filmmakers’ creative choices for moving image storytelling.

Unlike other Academy Awards to be presented this year, achievements receiving Scientific and Technical Awards need not have been developed and introduced during 2016. Rather, the achievements must demonstrate a proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures.

Sofia International Film Festival’s team congratulates Vladimir Koylazov for this enormous success and wishes him future inspirations!