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3D or 2D?

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When it comes to the topic of 3D, I’m really not sure what to make of it - perhaps this is because it’s too early to make a judgement on it. I don’t love it and I don’t hate it. I didn’t enjoy Avatar but I did have fun watching the dire Pirana 3D. An upcoming cinema release of a 3D film never tends to excite me, however Iron Doors in 3D certainly has. We were originally going to screen it during Abertoir in 2D but director Stephen Manuel requested that we show it in 3D – which we...

New Media Film Festival & Market SF Bay Area - Call for Submissions!

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New Media Film Festival & Market (NMFFM) is bringing The Best of the Best - What’s New, What’s Next…honoring stories worth telling to the San Francisco Bay Area, CA November 5 & 6, 2010. The June 2010 Los Angeles premiere was a critical success & NMFFM is coming up to the SF Bay Area with an expanded program to embrace its unique blend of technology & creative talent.  DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2010 Our program includes Mobile, Webisodes, Webseries, iApps, SRC (Socially Resp...

Christopher Lloyd is Back in 'Time, the Fourth Dimension'

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3D Entertainment Films is pleased to announce that three-time Emmy Award®-winner Christopher Lloyd will star in the Company's new IMAX theatre film, "Time, the Fourth Dimension" (working title). 3D Entertainment Films' Jean-Jacques Mantello ("Ocean World 3D", Jean-Michel Cousteau's 3D film trilogy) and Richard Gabai ("Insight", "Call of the Wild 3D", "Popstar") will co-direct. The film's theatrical release at IMAX 3D and IMAX 2D theatres is currently scheduled for spring 2012 and will be overse...

International Film Students Meeting in Sann Sebastian

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14 shorts from 14 centres in 12 countries have been selected to participate in the 9th International Film Students Meeting. The participating countries are Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, the USA, Spain, Finland, Israel, Poland, the UK and Singapore. 59 schools from 24 countries the world over registered as contenders for participation in the 9th International Film School Meeting which, for the ninth year running, will take place within the framework of San Sebastian Festival.The 9th ...

The 3D Film Festival

The world’s first 3D Film Festival (3DFF) is back for its third season with a newly redesigned program and a new home in Hollywood.  After traversing the globe on a world tour of more than 50 cities, the pioneering 3D technology festival has announced its new annual residency at The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS) located in the heart of the stunningly redesigned Sunset and Vine district of Hollywood. 

With support from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and City Council Member Eric Garcetti’s Office, "The 3D Film Festival celebrates the latest in film technology, ensuring Los Angeles remains on the cutting edge, and by working with the LA Film School, this festival will help to keep the film industry where it belongs -- in Hollywood -- for years to come," stated Mr. Garcetti.  

 

The 3D Film Festival will help promote the city’s re-development efforts in the area including the new Hollywood Subway Station, which transports passengers directly to and from the front steps of the new W Hollywood Hotel, the official hotel of 3DFF and a short walk to the main screening room at Los Angeles Film School.   

 

The 3D Film Festival, presented by RealD and The Los Angeles Film School is produced by 3D live event pioneer The Dream Factory, will feature four days of events spread out over five city blocks with screenings and red carpet premieres being held at the Los Angeles Film School’s new RealD 3D-enabled screening room. In support of the screenings taking place at LAFS, Sony Electronics will provide its 4K digital cinema projector, with RealD being the exclusive 3D technology provider for the festival screenings.  

 

The LAFS theater will also function as a classroom for 3DFF’s 3D Academy educational programs offering intensive training classes for 3D stereoscopic filmmakers and technicians. Beginning in 2011, LAFS will offer a 3D course of study for its students. The highlight of the 3D Academy program will be the “72 Hour 3DFF Short Film Festival” in which LAFS students will be given 72 hours to create a 3D short film that will be presented during the 3DFF Closing Night Event and Award Show.  “Our goal at the Los Angeles Film School is to be on the forefront of film education; hosting the 3DFF is the perfect opportunity to embrace this exciting technology of tomorrow,” stated Diane Cerycz-Kessler, Co-Chairman of the Los Angeles Film School.  

 

3DFF will announce its full line up of nightly screenings this August to include the 3ology Short Film Program and a nightly 3D Horror Film Showcase at Midnight. The Festival will open on Thursday September 30th.  

 

The 3D Academy Sessions will be daily from 8am to 3pm at Los Angeles Film School. The 3D Lounge will be open daily September 30th to October 3rd from 10am to 5pm at the Los Angeles Film School.  For more detailed information about the event schedule, tickets, or press junkets please visit www.3DFF.org or contact The Dream Factory at (415) 871-1707.

2 3D movies at San Sebastian at the Velodrome

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For the second year running, the Velodrome will become an enormous 3D cinema offering two sessions during the coming San Sebastian Festival. Almost 3,000 viewers at each screening will be able to enjoy the experience of watching films in three dimensions as part of an enormous audience and before a giant screen measuring 400 m2.The Velodrome will host the world release of the first Spanish digital 3D animated film, Holy Night!, in the shape of the directorial debut by Juan Galiñanes.Viewers wi...

3D Boom in the Marche

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Last year's Cannes Film Festival marked the first time a 3D film, Disney's "Up," had premiered as the Ouverture. Since then, 3D has become all the rage at the festival, with many booths advertising 3D films for production, distribution and sale. As stated in "Cannes Market News," there are sixty-five 3D films being presented in the Marche du Film this year by companies such as Nu Image, CJ Entertainment, Illusion Studios and Celsius Entertainment, to name only a few. In add...

NYCIFF.Festival/fest21.com

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We are ACCEPTING 3D Movies to showcase in our Film FESTIVAL. Features, Shorts, Animated Please Submit your 3D FILMS www.NYCIFF.com  ...

Media & Entertainment panels at Imagina February 3 to 5

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Thursday 4 February Poulenc room (level -2) - Translation English / French Stereoscopic imaging Moderators: Mireille Frenette and Benoit Guerville, Wide Productions 10:30 - 12:00 Avatar Avatar, currently being released on theater screens around the world, is already a technological achievement and a precursor of things to come in the world of filmmaking. In this light, imagina is proud to present an exceptional even...

World 3D Premier of Avatar at the Empire Leicester Square

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Dolby Laboratories and Barco announced today that the Empire Leicester Square will show the world premiere of the James Cameron movie Avatar on Thursday, December 10, using the Dolby® 3D solution for large screens. An invited audience of more than 1,300 guests will fill the Empire Leicester Square, which will act as the lead theatre for this much-anticipated premiere. “Empire Leicester Square boasts one of the largest screens in the UK, which is why it regularly plays host to world premieres,...

International 3D Stereo Film & Technology Festival - Belgium 1st till 3rd December 2009

A true revolution is happening near you ... 3D stereo imaging!

You are ALL concerned: movie and TV industry, entertainment parks, media, communication agencies, artists, scientists and engineers, R&D labs, manufacturers, deciders, movie buffs, high-tech enthusiasts, and, obviously, the press.

To help you appreciate and anticipate as best as possible this revolution and take advantage of all opportunities of this wave, which is as much high-tech than it is artistic, the e-mage technology cluster of Liège, in collaboration with the University of Liège, has decided to organize a yearly event, called 3D Stereo MEDIA, totally dedicated to ALL facets of 3D stereo imaging, and thus unique in Europe.

Fostering the get-together and interaction of all players in 3D stereo imaging is natural since most of the biological, psychological, and technical principles, as well as much hardware and software, of 3D stereo, apply to many applications: not only cinema - which concerns us all - but also medical imaging, architecture, urbanism, cartography, remote sensing, vehicle simulators, aerospace, design, etc.

The 1st edition of 3D Stereo MEDIA will happen in Liège, Belgium, on 1-3 December 2009, featuring a 3D stereo film festival, a large array of conferences, an exhibition, and specialized training. Hundreds of experts and professionals, coming from all over the world, will be present.

Ben Stassen, the well knowned director and producer of “Fly Me to the Moon”, the first 3D Stereo animation film in the world, will be the President of 3D Stereo MEDIA 2009.

The Global Film Village: A Halloween Interview with Joe Dante just before his Premiere of THE HOLE at AFI Film Festival

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  by Marla Lewin It's Halloween, and our treat tonight is speaking with Joe Dante, who will be walking the red carpet in a few hours for the US premiere of his new film, The Hole at the AFI film festival.  Some of the stars of the movie, will be there as well.  There are actors he has worked with before.  I asked Marc Halperin to help me with the interview, as he distributed Joes' film The Howling while at Embassy Pictures in the glory days of 80's Horror films.   ...

A Halloween Interview with Joe Dante just before his Premiere of THE HOLE at AFI Film Festival

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It's Halloween, and our treat tonight is speaking with Joe Dante, who will be walking the red carpet in a few hours for the US premiere of his new film, The Hole at the AFI film festival. Some of the stars of the movie, will be there as well. There are actors he has worked with before. I asked Marc Halperin to help me with the interview, as he distributed Joes' film The Howling while at Embassy Pictures in the glory days of 80's Horror films. MARLA: So how was it winning best the 3D Film a...

HD EXPO – Createasphere’s 3D Day Shows Full 3D Spectrum

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Panels Highlighting Creativity and Execution Mark Third Annual 3D DayAn engaging combination of directors, cinematographers, expert technologists, illuminating the spectrum of creativity and reality, have been set for HD EXPO-Createasphere’s Third Annual 3D Day next week at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center in Burbank, California. “How Did They Do That? The Making of a 3D Movie from Script to Screen” will put Director Patrick Lussier ("My Bloody Valentine 3D"), Buzz Hays (Sony Picture...

The Global Film Village: Hollywood Focuses on the Future by Marla Lewin

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ESCA 2009: This is a conference about the nuts and bolts that drive the Entertainment Industry and was held at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles over two days. The Studios feel that Blu-ray is the wave of the future. The question remains how to keep the quality and cost effectiveness for both machines and product.  It is important for the consumer to be aware that if you are not paying for the top end models of players, then all products may not be compatable at this time.   Internation...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film: Visually superlative cinema entertainment

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The organisers of the 16th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film have included the bizarre stop-motion cinema fairytale “Coraline” in the programme for AniMovie, the competition for feature-length films. Cult director Henry Selick’s most recent film will celebrate its German premiere when it is shown this Saturday in the 3D version. This Universal film is not due to open in German cinemas until July 30. The feature-length animated film "Coraline" is based on the children’s book of the same...

The Global Film Village: SHOWEST 2009 REPORT by Marla Lewin

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Fest21.com hosted the "The Future of Cinema" panel at Cannes 2008 and now we look at the practical side of "The Future of Cinema" at Showest 2009 in Las Vegas.  This was a very different Showest from previous years. Everywhere you looked the emphasis was on Digital Cinema and 3D. The major studios were not as front and center as in previous years. Disney and Sony showed their product reels of upcoming films in theatres. Paramount's trailers showed at their Dinner event spons...

The Global Film Village: SHOWEST 2009 Report by Marla Lewin

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Fest21.com hosted the "The Future of Cinema" panel at Cannes 2008 and now we look at the practical side of "The Future of Cinema" at Showest 2009 in Las Vegas. This was a very different Showest from previous years. Everywhere you looked the emphasis was on Digital Cinema and 3D. The major studios were not as front and center as in previous years. Disney and Sony showed their product reels of upcoming films in theatres. Paramount's trailers showed at their Dinner event sp...

XDC equipped Switzerland's only IMAX Theatre with 3D

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XDC went to Switzerland to equip the only IMAX Theatre of the country at the the Swiss Museum of Transport (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz) in Lucerne. Emmanuel Finck - XDC’s Test and Pre-Build Engineer – and Protonic (local integrator) installed 2 Christie Projectors CP2000 XB with 3D Dolby systems both managed by only one server to show screenings like Dinosaurs 3D or Fly me to the Moon 3D or other giant screen film titles available in digital 3D format A unique 3D in...

RealD demos Monsters vs Aliens at CES

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RealD, the global leader in 3D, showcased its innovations in 3D entertainment at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Thursday with spectacular demonstrations at the opening keynote address, Sony Electronics booth and the first live 3D broadcast of the college football FedEx Bowl Championship Series (BCS) title game between the University of Florida and University of Oklahoma. At the CES opening keynote in the Venetian Palazzo Ballroom, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katze...

Singapore will host 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival (3DX)

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Singapore will host 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival (3DX) – the first-ever festival of its kind dedicated to stereoscopic 3D content and technologies. The five-day festival will comprise conferences with leading international speakers as well as screening of 3D movies for the public. The World’s First-Ever 3D FestivalThe 3DX Festival is hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Infocomm Development Autho...

Dan Glickman to deliver Industry Address at 3DX: 3D

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Singapore and the 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival (3DX) – the first ever festival of its kind dedicated to stereoscopic 3D content and technologies - has announced the addition of Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman to its roster of distinguished speakers.The 3DX Festival takes place from November 19 – 23, 2008 in Singapore. It comprises a business forum, film festival, public screenings and a gala red carpet event. The Festival is host...

350 systems commitments to date for Dolby(R) 3D

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Dolby Laboratories, Inc announced today at Cinema Expo 2008 the growth of Dolby(R) 3D Digital Cinema worldwide. With sales and commitments to date of more than 350 systems to exhibitors and equipment distributors in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, Dolby continues to transform theatrical experiences with its high-quality digital 3D solution. "Momentum for the Dolby 3D system is growing, as exhibitors around the world are seeing the immediate benefits of our digital 3D solution," said Peter Seagge...

Women in Digital Cinema

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Nancy Fares, is Business Manager with Texas Instruments DLP® Cinema Products and talked to DGT online informer I am the Business Manager for DLP Cinema® Products; my role includes product line responsibilities, Profit and Loss (P&L), product marketing and overall strategy for the DLP Cinema® Products group. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of DLP’s entrance into the cinema industry, with the first fully functional and Hollywood endorsed digital DLP Cinema movie projector. After years of...

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