3D FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL Hosted by Thomas Janes Reveals Slate of 3D Features, Shorts & Special Programming
3DFF, the world’s largest all-digital 3D Film, Music, and Interactive Festival, celebrates its fifth anniversary at its new location inside Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, with additional activities taking place at the JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE, The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, Club Nokia, The Conga Room and The GRAMMY Museum, all located within the L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment district in downtown Los Angeles.
The three-day festival, presented by RealD, 3net and LG Electronics, opens Thursday, September 20th with multiple world premiere red carpet screening events starting at 7pm inside Regal Cinema L.A. LIVE Stadium 14’s luxurious 800-seat Premiere House Theater featuring a new Opening Night Pre Show program that will showcase the World Premieres of Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” Music Video in 3D and Foster The People’s hit single “Pumped Up Kicks” from the 3net original 3D music series “From the Basement,” along with never before seen clips and trailers from upcoming studio releases such as “Silent Hill: Revelations” (Open Road Films), “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (Lionsgate), “The Hobbit” (Warner Brothers), “Rise of the Guardians” (DreamWorks Animation) and “Hotel Transylvania” (Sony Pictures Animation).
During the multi-day event, 3DFF will induct several music industry and cinema legends into the Digital Stars of Hollywood Lifetime Achievement Award Program, which is the festival equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the 3D Industry. New inductees include Quincy Jones and Claude Nobs, who will appear along with Roger and Julie Corman, who will screen the LA Premiere of their first 3D film, “Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader” presented by Epix, on Saturday September 22 at 10:30pm. The Digital Stars of Hollywood Award Show will take place at the Conga Room from 4pm to 6pm earlier that same day.
3DFF will also premiere multiple 3D Documentaries during the show including “Storm Surfers 3D” and “River Monsters 3D” by 3net and the World Premieres of “Experience Montreux 3D” by Eagle Rock/Nagra and Jonathan Kay’s ”N’Nai Legend of the Dolphin as told by as told by Kate Winslet; Megan Fox; Gerard Butler; Ellen Page; James Franco; Isabella Rossellini; Cheech Marin; Darryl Hannah; Diego Luna; Julian Lennon; and Whoopi Goldberg which will round out the Thank God it’s 3D Friday Program preceded by “Katy Perry’s Part of Me 3D” and her world premiere Wide Awake music video in 3D presented by Paramount Pictures.
Following its work in progress screening at Comic-Con comes the World Premiere of “War of the Worlds: Goliath in 3D”, a steampunk anime feature from Executive Producer Kevin Eastman, creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the publisher of Heavy Metal Magazine (www.wotw-goliath.com). “A steampunk epic of war, comradeship and courage under fire,” the film is also the first large-scale 3D feature to come out of Malaysia. Set at the dawn of the 20th century, Teddy Roosevelt’s America and the world are laid waste to by Martian invaders, who then succumb to Earth’s bacteria. By the time the Martians return fifteen years later, Earth’s ready for the rematch with steam-powered Tripods—adapted Martian technology—and A.R.E.S., Earth’s elite multinational defending force. In the crucible of combat, the young crew helming the mighty A.R.E.S. battle Tripod Goliath will be tested to the limits of their endurance and courage as they fight for humankind’s very survival under the onslaught of an implacable enemy.
Written by David Abramowitz (Highlander) and directed by Joe Pearson (EPOCH INK), the film features the voice talents of Adrian Paul (Highlander); Adam Baldwin (Chuck; Firefly; Serenity; INDEPENDENCE DAY; FULL METAL JACKET); Peter Wingfield (Highlander; 24; Caprica; X-MEN 2); Mark Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica; Firefly; Serenity; IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER), Elizabeth Gracen (Highlander); Jim Brynes (Highlander; Wise Guy); Beau Billingslea (Cowboy Bebop; Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles); and Matt Letscher (Entourage; The West Wing; GODS AND GENERALS; THE MASK OF ZORRO). WAR OF THE WORLDS: GOLIATH IN 3D makes its world premiere at 4:30PM Saturday September 22 at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live. A panel featuring follows the screening with Abramowitz, Pearson, Tripod Entertainment Executive Director Leon Tan and distributor Sridhar Sreekakula. Download the press package here: http://www.tripod-ent.com/ftp_corporate/WaroftheWorldsGoliathpressbookUS... for clips and stills visit www.wotw-goliath-com and click on the press tab.
Closing out the Best of 2012 program will be the US Premiere of “Street Dance 2” presented by Phase 4 and Vertigo Films. Directed by Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini, the film stars Tom Conti; Sofia Boutella; George Sampson; Falk Hentschel and Stephanie Nguyen. After suffering e humiliating defeat by the crew Invincible, street dancer Ash (Hentschel) look to gather the best dancers from around the world for a rematch.
The 3DFF Horrorshow returns this year with a Friday Double Feature on September 21. It starts at 10 p.m. with “Piranha 3DD” presented by Dimension Films. Directed by John Gulager, the horror spoof stars Danielle Panabaker; Matt Bush; Katrina Bowden; Jean-Luc Bilodeau; and Chris Zylka, and features cameos by David Hasselhoff, Christopher Lloyd and Gary Busey, among others. At midnight is the US premiere of “Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-animation” presented by Screen Media Films. Written and directed by Jeff Broadstreet, the film stars Andrew Divoff; Jeffrey Combs; Sarah Lieving; Robin Sydney; Adam Chambers; and Melissa Jo Bailey.
“3DFF is pleased to present the 5th Anniversary Edition of our ground breaking program inside our new downtown venue and we intend to show the world that not only is 3D here to stay, but it is in fact growing with leaps and bounds across all media platforms,” commented Christopher Crescitelli, 3DFF Founder and Festival Director who has four projects in the festival as well including a controversial short film entitled “Leviticus” and Tim Carr’s “Give me the Light” 3D Music Video, both of which will be premiering on Closing Night.
3DFF’s signature 3ology Short Film Program will feature more than 40 shorts and music videos from around the globe including the Berkeley Lab’s “Flying Through the Known Universe" 3D Short film which was developed in partnership with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The shorts program will also feature “The Legend of the Seagullmen: Battle of the Deep Sea Diver” directed by David Dreyer.
3net, the 3D TV network partnership from Sony, Discovery and IMAX, will world premiere and preview a number of its 3D programs—all about 50 minutes’ running time—at the festival. Highlights include:
· From the Basement - An intimate concert series created by Nigel Godrich with some of today’s hottest artists such as Foster the People, The Shins, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Moby, among others. 3DFF guests will see a world premiere of chart-topping Foster the People performing their hit songs “Miss You,” “Houdini” and “Pumped Up Kicks.” 3net will also showcase an episode featuring The Shins, Aimee Mann & Father John. A glimpse inside the series/sneak peek: http://youtu.be/zU1dm_fluCg
· Marksmen, a brand-new, never before announced show which is the world’s first 3D stop-motion graphic novel series. 3DFF features a world premiere preview for opening night attendees only. Marksmen is an innovative stop-motion graphic novel series that takes viewers into a post-apocalyptic wasteland following the government collapse. Follow Drake McCoy and his band of high-tech soldiers, the “Marksmen,” on their heroic journey as they protect “New San Diego” from total annihilation.
· Storm Surfers, Showing “A Young Man’s Wave” episode featuring two-time world champion surfer Tom Carroll and big-wave pioneer Ross Clarke-Jones. Storm Surfers is a groundbreaking 3D sportumentary television series that takes viewers into the untamed and adrenaline-filled world of big wave surfing like never before. The series follows surfing legends, best friends and larger-than-life personalities as they work with genius surf forecaster Ben Matson to hunt down Mother Nature’s biggest waves and surf the planet’s most dangerous breaks.
· River Monsters 3D. This special program takes viewers to southern Africa, where there are rumors of a deadly fish. It lurks unseen in the eerie waters of the Okavango. A killer with shark-like teeth, there are stories of it hunting in packs, feeding in frenzies on schooling fish, or even human bodies. It sounds like the work of giant piranhas but there’s nothing like that here. Or is there? Extreme angler Jeremy Wade is on a mission to see if he can track down and identify this terrifying river monster.
A complete list of the shorts in two programs held Friday will be published shortly in the event calendar. For a complete list of films please visit www.3DFF.org.
Additional Presenting Sponsors include Dreamfactory3D, 3opolis, VER, National CineMedia, AEG, Network Live, Regal Cinemas, Principal Media, 3net and Best Events with support from Fandango, NVIDIA, Marketsaw.com, Koziak Productions, BVGPR, Jade Productions, Deluxe, StereoD, New Wave Entertainment, 3DContentHub.com, Libra Group, Luxe Hotels, Fantastic Fest, Alamo Draft House, The Advocate, Out in 3D, Party Truck Game Center, ACL Live, Stock3DPhotos.com, Gen Audio, LA Metro, Living Social, UltraD, INGRI:DAHL , Raw Studios, The 3D Academy of Stereoscopic Arts & Sciences, and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Doors for the Opening Night 8:00p.m. screening at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14’s Premiere House will open at 6:30p.m. for a 7:00p.m. (PDT) start time for the new one-hour 3DFF Pre Show Program.
3D game enthusiasts will want to be sure to stop by the LG 3D Game Truck which will be parked outside the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 from 5:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. On Opening Night, and from 12:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Friday and Saturday. LG Electronics will also present five different CINEMA 3D TV and Game Lounges inside L.A. LIVE during the 3DFF. Each lounge will be outfitted as an ultimate at-home theater with the latest 3D movie trailers and games.
Look for the LG CINEMA 3D TV and Game Lounge displays at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, The Conga Room, Club Nokia, and The GRAMMY Museum during the Festival’s regular hours of operation, which are as follows:
The GRAMMY Museum:
Thursday, September 20th 11:30am to 2:30pm
Friday, September 21st 11:30am to 7:30pm
Saturday, September 22nd 10:00am to 7:30pm
All other venues:
Thursday, September 20th 5:00pm to 2:00am
Friday, September 21st 12:00pm to 2:00am
Saturday, September 22nd 9:00am to 2:00am
L.A. LIVE discounted parking rate of $10 for ALL DAY parking for 3DFF attendees is located in the West Garage via Gate G. Please note that the $10 parking fee will be collected at time of entry. 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 $10 to $100 and can be purchased in advance online at www.3dfilmfest.eventbrite.com. 3DFF will operate a Box Office at L.A. LIVE from Sept 16 to 20 inside the L.A. LIVE West Garage. For additional information please visit us online at www.3DFF.org or contact a representative at the number provided below.