Los Angeles 3D Film and Music Festival Celebrates Five Years - Sep 20-22

If you're a fan of the 3D industry, here's a bit on a festival of the tech down in the Los Angeles region...

via press release


Los Angeles, CA – (AUGUST 29, 2012) –– 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 8pm and 10pm, inside Regal Cinema L.A. LIVE Stadium 14's luxurious 800-seat Premiere House Theater. The Opening Night Gala event takes place at L.A. LIVE's Club Nokia later that evening following the World Premiere screening of the highly anticipated thriller SPIDERS 3D, directed by Tibor Tack√°cs presented by Millennium Films/Nu Image.
During the multi-day event, 3DFF honors several music industry and cinema legends, including Quincy Jones and Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs, both of whom co-star in the World Premiere of 3DFF's Opening Night Documentary Film, EXPERIENCE MONTREUX in 3D. This groundbreaking film invites viewers to experience the Montreux Jazz Festival and the legend of Europe's most famous contemporary music capital, and features a classic lineup of live performances and interviews from over fifteen jazz, contemporary and indie artists, including: Angelique Kidjo; Broken Bells; Elvis Costello; Herbie Hancock; Joe Bonamassa; Leszek Mozdzer, The Maccabees; Macadam Jazz band; Marcia Castro; Martina Topley Bird; Massive Attack; Mumford and Sons; Nas & Damian Marley; Sophie Hunger; and Yacht. The film has been heralded as the best 3D music film ever produced and it is a must-see for any 3D enthusiast or music fan.
"Director David Barnard captured a mix of visual elements and Montreux charm by combining the energy and spirit of Montreux in a wonderfully immersive stereoscopic world. The film embraces the 3D medium and makes the viewer feel like they are in the front row of the concert," commented GRAMMY Award Winning Producer Sheira Rees-Davies, one of the producers on the film along with Frank Dreyer, who spearheaded the project in cooperation with HELLO! and The Dream Factory for Nagra/Kudelski Group, Eagle Rock Entertainment and The Montreux Jazz Festival.
The 3D team behind the project also captured two additional 3D concert films during the Montreux Jazz Festival, both of which will also World Premiere at 3DFF as part of a special collaboration with The GRAMMY Museum and their Clive Davis Theater.  Each one-hour film, QUINCY JONES AND THE GLOBAL GUMBO ALLSTARS LIVE IN MONTREUX 3D and HERBIE HANCOCK THE IMAGINE PROJECT LIVE IN MONTREUX 3D will screen continuously through the Festival for 3DFF attendees and GRAMMY Museum patrons alike.
On Closing Night, Saturday, September 22, at The GRAMMY Museum and The Conga Room at L.A. LIVE, 3DFF and AEG will honor music legend Quincy Jones, who will perform with his Global Gumbo Allstars Band, which is comprised of some of the most talented musicians and performers in the world. The event also includes a 3DFF Screening of the Quincy Jones-produced WE ARE THE WORLD FOR HAITI 25 BEHIND THE SCENES DOCUMENTARY in 3D presented by AEG featuring the late Michael Jackson.
Reprising his role as Celebrity Host of the Festival for a third year is actor/director Thomas Jane (Hung), who commented, "The art of 3D Filmmaking continues to grow, & 3DFF is humbled and honored to host multiple film and music legends at this year's event along with their exciting new 3D movies, which are some of the best natively shot indie-3D films that the Festival has ever seen in its lineup.  We wish all the 3DFF Filmmakers this year best of luck in the competition and we encourage you to continue making great 3D content."
The complete slate of all sixty 3DFF films will be published in coming weeks.
Additional Presenting Sponsors include Dreamfactory3D, 3opolis, VER, National CineMedia, AEG, Network Live, Regal Cinemas, Idea Giants, 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, Amoeba Music, 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, which will feature a roundup of sneak preview clips and trailers from almost every major Hollywood studio including: Sony Pictures Animation, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Open Road Films, DreamWorks Animation, The Weinstein Company, Lionsgate, Focus Features, and more. The Pre Show Program will also feature the World Premiere of Katy Perry's Wide Awake Music Video in 3D; plus footage from Sony Pictures Animation's HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (the film opens nationwide in 3D and regular theaters September 28); Warner Bros' trailer from Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY; and a 3D Tribute to the night's honorees.
For late-night movie fans, on opening night be sure to catch the Midnight Screening of DREDD 3D, presented by Lionsgate and Regal Cinemas. Please note that tickets to DREDD 3D at Midnight on September 20th can only be purchased at the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 Box Office or online through Fandango.com. *3DFF badges will not be accepted for this screening
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. Each lounge will be outfitted as an ultimate at-home theater with the latest 3D movie trailers and games. LG Electronics will also present five different CINEMA 3D TV and Game Lounges inside L.A. LIVE during the 3DFF. 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.
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About The 3D Film & Music Festival/ Dream Factory 3D
Dream Factory 3D, headquartered in Beverly Hills, is the world leader in interactive 3D live events.  Its signature program, the 3D Film & Music Festival, is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary as the world's first and largest all digital 3D Film, Music, and Interactive Festival.  In addition to their annual Hollywood based event, the festival operates year round programs through its 3opolis 3D nightclub and 3D Lounge touring initiatives at major events and trade shows around the world. The festivals new franchise program will see the launch of 3DFF Prague, and 3DFF India tent pole events later this year. 3DFF events have been held in more than 10 countries, and 100 cities around the world and the company is a highly regarded and trusted partner in 3D to some of the world's leading 3D technology companies and organizations. To become a supporter of 3DFF or for more information please visit www.3DFF.org 
About RealD Inc.:
RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD's extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also provides its RealD Display, active and passive eyewear, and RealD Format technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content.  RealD's cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for applications such as piloting the Mars Rover. RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Boulder, Colorado; London, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit our website at www.reald.com
About 3net:
3net, the joint venture of Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications and IMAX Corporation brings together three of the world's leading media, technology and entertainment companies to provide the nation's first and only fully programmed, 24/7 3D network. The three partners deliver an extraordinary collection of award-winning 3D content, technology and production expertise, television distribution and operational strength to the project, with a mission to bring viewers the highest quality and most immersive in-home 3D viewing experience possible. The channel features the most extensive library of native 3D content in the world, including genres that are most appealing in 3D: natural history, documentary, action/adventure, travel, history, kids and family, lifestyle and cuisine, concerts, movies, scripted series and more. 3net is currently available on DIRECTV channel 107. The venture also produces a wide range of original, native 3D content for various distribution platforms under its 3net Studios banner. For more information, please visit www.3net.com.
About LG Electronics USA:
LG Electronics' award-winning CINEMA 3D TV technology represents the fastest-growing 3D TV segment in the United States.  LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.
About The Montreux Jazz Festival:
Founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world. Its stages have been graced by all of music's greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince. Whereas Jazz constitutes the Festival's historic core, other styles of music were quickly integrated into the Festival, bound together by a common thread of mutual curiosity and enthusiasm. Having made its reputation with its ambitious programming choices, the Montreux Jazz Festival offers musicians an ideal platform and an intimate setting for the duration of its two weeks.
About Eagle Rock Entertainment:
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide. Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
About Millennium Films/ NU Image:
Millennium Films, (www.millenniumfilms.com) founded as Nu Image, Inc. in 1992, is one of Hollywood's longest-running independent film companies, with 20 years and more than 300 movies to its credit. The company now produces, finances and handles international sales for 5-8 star-driven movies per year, generally with budgets between $20 million and $80 million. It is best known for such films as "The Expendables" (a $273 million worldwide hit); "Righteous Kill" (reteaming Robert De Niro and Al Pacino) and Werner Herzog's "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans." Co-founders Avi Lerner and Trevor Short run Millennium Films, and its senior executive team includes: Mark Gill; Boaz Davidson; John Thompson; John Fremes; and Lonnie Ramati. Millennium also operates full-service studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Sofia, Bulgaria.
About L.A. LIVE:
Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 5.9 million square foot / $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports & entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center. With nineteen world-class restaurants along with venues such as STAPLES Center, Club Nokia, a 2,300 capacity live music venue; Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, a 7,100-seat live theatre, the Conga Room and the one-of-a-kind GRAMMY Museum®, saluting the history of music and the genre's best know awards show, L.A. LIVE is the region's most active live content and event destination. L.A. LIVE is also the home of a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" destination (featuring The Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott hotels and 224 luxury condominiums – The Ritz Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE – all in a single tower); the state-of-the-art Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 theatres, "broadcast" facilities for ESPN, a 100,000sf special events deck along with residential and office space all centered around Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE, a 40,000sf outdoor event space.