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Renaissance Live Forever: Remix Contest DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: SEPTEMBER 17, 2006
In 2054, Paris is a labyrinth where all movement is monitored and recorded. Casting a shadow over everything is the city's largest company, Avalon, which insinuates itself into every aspect of contemporary life to sell its primary export -- youth and beauty. In this world of stark contrasts and rigid laws the populace is kept in line and accounted for.


Cut off from the world for its own protection, the city has nonetheless continued to expand. Now, 21st century skyscrapers overlay centuries-old architectural masterpieces. And below street level, a sophisticated network of streamlined plazas push up against the city's ancient, deteriorating tunnel systems.

In 2054 Paris, the Metro is still running, the Eiffel Tower and Sacre Coeur are still standing, but new layers of architecture have been grafted onto the city's ancient edifice. Bridges have been altered, and a glass-like floor now covers a subterranean commercial center at the base of Notre Dame Cathedral. Equally imposing is the Avalon Corporation. Everywhere in the city, talking billboards soothe the populace with an interrupted message selling ageless beauty. Ageing and physical corruption has increasingly become an obsession. The people of Paris want youth and Avalon wants to sell it to them.

When 22-year-old Ilona, one of Avalon's most promising scientists, is abruptly kidnapped, Avalon calls on Barthelemy Karas, a Paris cop with a hard-fought reputation for finding anyone, no matter what sacrifices he has to make along the way. As the trail gets hot, Karas senses he's not the only one looking for the beautiful enigma, and every witness he digs up seems to turn up dead.

Ilona and her sister, Bislane, were orphans rescued from the brutal, war-torn Caucasia region so that the prodigal younger sister would eventually work at Avalon, where she was mentored by the great geneticist Jonas Muller. The sisters separated as Ilona became deeply immersed in her work: Bislane fell into a life in the underworld, and Muller gave up his brilliant career to open a clinic for the city's poor.

If Avalon vice president Paul Delienbach knows anything about the mysterious project Ilona may have been involved in - something called the Renaissance Protocol - he isn't talking.

To find Ilona and unlock the secrets of her disappearance, Karas must plunge deep into the parallel worlds of corporate espionage, organized crime and genetic research where the truth imprisons whomever finds it first and miracles can either save the world, or end it.


In the streets of Paris in 2054 a story is being shaped; sweeping like a dark cloud it affects everyone and everything it touches. With the stage set and startling events now in motion, it's up to the deviantART community to capture these and surrounding scenes as they unfold in the world of Renaissance. Follow the characters as their story develops, or show the changing world from another perspective, another story from deep within the Parisian underground. Miramax has charged you with this task, and you will be rewarded.

Movie Poster - Using the still images supplied by Miramax from the film, directly or as inspiration, create a promotional poster for the film.

Submit to: Community Projects > Contests > Miramax: Renaissance > Movie Poster

Short Story - Use the Renaissance setting as the backdrop for your own story. Develop the characters found in the film or create your own. Spin-off from the storyline or add to it.

Max Length - 2000 words.
Submit to: Community Projects > Contests > Miramax: Renaissance > Short Story

Comic Strip - Using the still images Miramax have supplied from the film, directly or as inspiration, create your own digital comic strip that tells a story using the Renaissance style, backdrops and theme.

Submit to: Community Projects > Contests > Miramax: Renaissance > Comic Strip


Use these sources to help your creative process.


There will be a Grand Prize and a Runner-Up prize for the three categories: Movie Poster, Short Story and Comic Strip. One of the Grand Prize winners will be featured on the official Renaissance website.
  1. Grand Prize
    • High Quality Renaissance Figurine
    • Offical Renaissance Movie Poster
    • deviantART One Year Subscription
    • deviantART Print Account (or one year subscription)
    • One deviantWEAR shirt of your choice from Series 6
  2. Runner-Up Prizes
    • Offical Renaissance Movie Poster
    • deviantART One Year Subscription
    • 20 deviantDOLLARS


The closing is noon PST, Sunday September 17th .


Entries will be judged by Toni Kay, Richard Hartley, Todd Keisling, Spot, Ian Cosh, Stanley Sy, George Smith and Nichol Norman




Renaissance - In Select Theaters September 22, 2006
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gizemlisudamlasi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008   Interface Designer
very nice gallery.. i like that films...
webXhip Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
someone can explain me why i can't -Fav this news?
htebzyle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
ola saludos y besos
Talescaper Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Why have there been at least three mayor contests so far that rely on limited resources and themes like this remix or the 'skin a scion' contest? I can understand how nice it is that dA can connect to large corporations this way and get deviants into the spotlights, but I feel that it does not do justice to the incredible amount of artists here who create their own work from scratch. Especially those artists, who often do not connect to any popular commercial medium could really use the help of a contest this size. And especially those artists are the true, unbounded creative force that renews and refreshes the community and the world of art itself.

There are more then enough people on deviantArt who make filmposters and other promotional material for any celebrity. Mostly they do so by ripping and stealing the work of professional photographers and designers. I'm still afraid that contests like this encourage people to take whatever they find on the internet, photoshop it and call it their art.

I would like to suggest and encourage more large events that promote and celebrate unbridled creativity and that do not rely on pre-chewed images and box-office redundancy. There is more then enough attention to those popular media, while many artists are struggling to get the slightest appreciation or don't even know how to make their work known to the world. That is often why they joined this community in the first place: to show their work to others and get the appreciation for their labours as they deserve. I think that deviantArt would do well if it managed to give those artists the chance to prove themselves. It would be...

truly deviant.
vix633 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
mark942 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007   Writer
This film is shockingly bad.
Zlatty Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2006  Professional Photographer
the movie was a letdown
wah wahhhhhhh :|
Tinak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Give me the link to the movie plz, plz, plz!! Oh, its so good!!
King-Rea Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
setting seems quite simiilar to V for vandetta...
Silvashadow Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
Now that's something I can't wait to see!!
barus1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
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barus1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
hi hi good
crapmighty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
why do i always miss out on the fun?
xLizzyx Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006   Traditional Artist
What? Sorry, to much to read.lolz. I'm a dunce!
pimpolho Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
how do we became a structure
runoff Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
diego2108 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
hay, how can i add a video to my profile?
bishu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
obo-smile Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006
is there anywhere you can see the sumbmissions???
dav1ds Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
For a big company like Miramax. The prize isn't very good. Can we not have a trip to Paris thrown in?
SoThis-IsHowItEnds Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
Very tempting....
sabrin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
hey what up's i like your web page
nozica Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
film tres sympas effet visuel terrible, a voir
KrolinA Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
DarkHeart3 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
The way thay describe the city it sounds a lot like Berlin
MistahGoat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
Plot kindof throws me, but intriguing nonetheless...
javikobe Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
i dont undestand =/
kristrena Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
I agree that it is a reminder of Sin City. lol. It is very interesting tho! :)
yichenzi Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
it's really interesting
Guilrel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Is this the place where the administrators post the news, I got a few questions that I want for them to answer. I don't want to make this hugely public. :worry:
mohammad-nady Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
Hmmmm... intersting...
fpairo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
mmmmmmmmm interesante ĦĦĦĦĦ
Dashydude Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
I hav no clue wat this is
Jaxobz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
Reminds me of sin city
Fashistt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
Reminds me of Max Payne! (video game) !
krazyrocker Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
gLtr Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
interestinggGGg ;)
ilyda Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
piselin Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
allready love it oO!
nariman-nady Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
interesting indeed
KrystalCroft Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats looks really good.
That looks awsome XD
chirio Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006   Interface Designer
saku4 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
df2 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
I love the way they made the movie!!! It's all comic book, manga like!!!
WD40-707 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
That's Right.
Lady-Arcady Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
wow ^_^ ih hope i'll have more time !
pixelguys Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006   Digital Artist
good i think
rock-band-man Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
wow cool
crisladark Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Student General Artist
im too late, the entries expired
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