6TH Annual 3D Film Festival Opens With Short Film Competition, Closes With LA Premiere Of Argento’s DRACULA 3D
Los Angeles, CA –– 3DFF, the world’s largest all digital 3D Film Festival, celebrates its sixth anniversary inside Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, with additional activities taking place at the JW Marriott, Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. The three-day festival, presented by 3opolis, and sponsored by RealD, DLP and NVIDIA, opens Thursday, September 19th with “3ology: The Art and Science of the 3rd Dimension”, a first-of-its-kind Opening Night 3D Shorts and Sneak Preview Program which will start at 7pm inside Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14’s luxurious 800-seat Premiere House Theater. The exciting new program will feature 15 short films from around the globe with a preview trailer of “Gravity” (from Warner Bros. Pictures) and an extended clip from “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (presented by Sony Pictures Imageworks with introduction by stereographer Von Williams). The 3opolis 3D Experience, a free and open to the public event, will take place at the “Mixing Room” inside JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE from 9pm to 1am on both Thursday and Friday night during the festival featuring L.A. artist J.B. Ghuman Jr. (Director/Spork) and DJ Orion.
“This year’s program was designed to embrace the dreams and aspirations of the international 3D community and to honor the independent creative spirit of these amazing artists, who have proven time and time again that they are the beating hearts on the forefront of the Hollywood trenches, each one of them making their way down the road less traveled in pursuit of a dream to become the next generation of technologically advanced filmmaker,” stated 3DFF’s program founder, Christopher Crescitelli.
During the multi-day event, 3DFF will honor film legend Dario Argento, with its Digital Stars of Hollywood Lifetime Achievement Award presented by DLP Texas Instruments. Argento’s latest film, “Dracula 3D,” will make its Los Angeles debut as 3DFF’s Closing Night Film, which will be presented by IFC Midnight, on Saturday, September 21st at 8pm, a few weeks before the film begins a one month run at the Downtown Independent Theater starting on October 4th. “IFC Midnight is excited to present Dario Argento’s first 3D film at the 3D Film Festival. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue to Premiere Argento’s depth-defying, eye-popping, fang filled vision,” stated Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment.
As part of its 3D Week promotion held in cooperation with World 3-D Film Expo III and the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society, 3DFF will host a series of free 3D Academy panels, which will take place inside Regal Cinemas theater number six on Saturday, September 21st. At 3pm, Neo3Do, an autostereo 3D tablet PC company, will present an informative panel entitled “Neo3Do Tablet PC: A 3D Filmmakers Guide to Autostereo Handheld Devices.” Speakers include Neo3Do’s Co-Founders Nick Spriggs and David Briggs, who will share the 3D Academy Stage with Tom Gifford (1tompo1 Youtube Star), Jeff Olm (Colorist/Turbo) and Christopher Crescitelli (Experience Montruex).
At 5pm, also in theater number six, Legend3D, an innovative stereoscopic and visual effects company committed to advancing the 3D medium globally, will present its “2D to 3D Conversion: Animation Challenges” panel, which will be moderated by Legend3D founder, CCO and CTO, Barry Sandrew, Ph.D. and will feature panelists Phil 'Captain 3D' McNally (Stereographer/Shrek 1,2 and 3), Rob Engle (Stereographer/ The Smurfs), Michelle Mazzano (Line Producer/The Little Mermaid) and Jill Hunt (Stereographer/The Little Mermaid).
“Post conversion of animation poses special, unique challenges to the stereographer and conversion vendor. We hope to show how these challenges have been overcome and how new technology specifically targeted toward the conversion of animation is now producing exceptionally high quality 3D content from the top conversion stereographers in the industry,” stated Dr. Sandrew.
3D Film Festival has again joined forces with the Boys and Girls Club of America to present a free screening program for its members and their families. The program will feature several of 2013’s most beloved 3D movies released by Warner Bros. Pictures including: “Pacific Rim” directed by Guillermo del Toro (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim); and “The Great Gatsby” directed by Baz Luhrmann. The Kids and Family program also welcomes Sony Pictures Imageworks, who will present a special encore screening of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller featuring a sneak preview of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn.
3D game enthusiasts will want to be sure to stop by the 3D Lounge which will be located on the second floor Mezzanine Level of Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 from the hours of 6pm to 10pm on Thursday and Friday nights, with extended hours on Saturday from 10am to 10pm.
The complete slate of all fifty 3DFF films will be published in the coming days.
Additional Sponsors and Content Partners include Simple DCP. Neo3Do, Legend3D, Warner Brothers, IFC, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Dreamworks Animation, AEG, Network Live, Regal Cinemas, Marketsaw.com, Dream Factory 3D, 3DContentHub.com, MTBS3D.com, Insight Media, Out in 3D, Gen Audio, LA Metro, INGRI:DAHL , 3D Academy of Stereoscopic Arts & Sciences, International 3D Society & Advanced Imaging Society, World 3D Film Expo III and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Festival Hours of Operation:
Thursday, September 19th 6:00pm to 1:00am
Friday, September 20st 6pm to 2:30am
Saturday, September 21st 10:00am to 10:00pm
L.A. LIVE discounted parking rate of $5 for 4 hours with Regal Validation. Best parking for 3DFF attendees is located in the West Garage. Save time and money plus get special 3DFF discounts when you take the LA METRO transit system. Bring your L.A. Metro Card to the 3DFF Box Office to learn more.
Ticket prices range from $12.50 to $25 and can be purchased in advance online at www.3DFF.org. For additional information please visit us online at www.3DFF.org or contact a representative at the number provided below.
For Festival Sponsorship, Media Contact and Partnership Opportunities
Christopher Crescitelli | Festival Director, 3D Film Festival
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