The Venice Film Festival has announced nine films eligible for Venice’s new Persol 3-D award for the best stereoscopic 3-D film of the year.

The Persol 3-D award category encompasses 3-D films produced around the world between September 2008 and August 2009 and aims to embrace the wave of innovative 3-D film-making as well as the returned focus of watching films in traditional cinema settings. 

The titles are: Eric Brevig’s Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3-D; Rob Letterman and Conrad Veronon’s Monsters Vs Aliens; Patrick Lussier’s My Bloody Valentine; Aristomenis Tsirbas’ Battle For Terra; Henry Selick’s Coraline; Bruce Hendricks Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience; Carlos Saldanha’s Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs; Peter Docter’s Up (presented in Venice in the Pixar Programme); and the world premiere of Joe Dante’s The Hole.

As previously announced the Persol award jury comprises film historian David Kerr, critic Scott Foundas and Italian 3-D film-maker Nadia Ranocchi. The award will be announced on September 12. 

In a separate announcement, Russian film-maker Sergei Bodrov has been named as the final member of the competition jury presided over by Ang Lee. Meanwhile, Jesper Ganslandt’s Apan, Israel Adrian Caetano’s Francia, and Jorge Navas’ debut La Sangre Y La Llyvia have been added as the final three titles in the Venice Days sidebar.