Hollywood, CA (September 27, 2010) – The world’s first and largest all 3D Film & Music Festival (3DFF) presented by RealD and the Los Angeles Film School ended its four-day run closing with the Disclosure Project concert at Avalon Hollywood and an award ceremony celebrating the best of its 3D film & music programs. The awards were selected by a jury, which consisted of several 3DFF Board Members who previewed the films, shorts & music videos throughout the festival. Christopher Crescitelli, Festival Director, announced the winners to a packed Avalon audience during the Closing Night Gala. “At 3DFF we try to stay fresh, relevant, and worthy of representing the 3D film community. We proved it this year with our industry panels, innovative fashion and comedy shows and visually-stunning music performances. You can expect to see more of these types of shows as we grow next year,” stated Crescitelli.The Closing Night Gala was preceded by a screening of Paramount’s Transformers 3D and the digitally restored 3D Documentary, Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box where Festival Host, actor Thomas Jane thanked the crowd, “for coming out and supporting the Festival and the 3D community. See you next year!”
Best 3D Director: Michael Bay, “Transformers 3D”
Best 3D Actor: Johnny Depp, “On Stranger Tides”
Best 3D Short Film: “Little Postman” presented by BreakThru Films.
Best 3D Music Video: Okay Go’s “All Is Not Lost” directed by Erik Kurland.
Best 3D Commercial: “HP Maestro” presented by Legend 3D.
Best 3D Documentary: “Quincy Jones and the Global Gumbo All Stars Live at Montreux 3D” produced by HELLO! and presented by the Montreux Jazz Festival, Nagra and Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Best 3D Animated Feature: “Kung Fu Panda 2” presented by DreamWorks Animation.
Best 3D Native Feature: “Dolphin Tale 3D” presented by Alcon Entertainment and Warner Brothers.
Best 3D Converted Feature: “Green Lantern” presented by Warner Brothers.
Best 3D Experimental Projects: "The Shadower" directed by Jenny Januszewski and "Tarang" directed by Shayam K.
Best 3DTV Project: Bon Jovi’s “What’s Next” presented by AEG Live & Network Live.
Directors to Watch: Francesco Rotunno for “They're So Mall” and Jacob Mendel for “The Legend of the Seagullmen.”
Audience Award: “The Flying Machine” presented by BreakThru Films.
3DFF Pioneer Awards: Kiev for their 3D Music Festival concert performance. Also, Brad Nelson and Glenn Grillo for achievement in live real time 3D projection techniques.
Best of the Fest 3D Shorts:
“Rain Rain” directed by Julien Rocher
“In a Dreamland” directed by Ezequiel Degastaldi
"In Lak'ech Ala K'in" directed by Catherine Cunningham
“They’re So Small” directed by Alessandra Vinotto & Francesco Rotunno
“Friday Night Tights” directed by Joonki Park
“Lake Tahoe in Depth” directed by Steven McQuinn
“Shine” directed by Jesse Blanchard
“A Universe of Questions” directed by Albert William
“Spirits of the Piano” directed by Magdalena Osińska
Additionally, the 3DFF bestowed upon the KDC Corporation’s Chairman Tae-Stub Kim the 3DFF Lifetime Achievement Award for his service in supporting the global growth of the 3D industry.
The 3D Film Festival is presented by RealD, Spatial View, Eventful, Fandango, Sony 4k Digital Cinema and The Los Angeles Film School and was produced by 3D live event pioneer The Dream Factory.
It featured four days of film screenings, panel events and red carpet premieres which were held at the Los Angeles Film School’s 350 seat theater. RealD was the exclusive 3D technology provider for the festival screenings. Other sponsors included: Hyundai IT official provider of 3D TV and Panel Displays, Hollywood DI provider of 3D post production services, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Metro Rail, LA411, 3D Summit, Avalon Hollywood, HELLO!, Legend 3D, 3ality Digital, VER- Video Equipment Rentals, NEC, Ballantyne Strong, 3Deee, PassmoreLab, Monarch Worldwide Services, Panasonic, Fotokem, NCM, AEG, Network Live!, Amoeba Music, Alioscopy, 3D Film Factory, Just Cause 3D, Giant Eel, Uronimo!, Marchon 3D, Ingri:Dahl Eyewear, Mountain Valley Water, Hint, Function Beverage, 3net, Peroni, Virtual Images, Koziak Productions, Viztech 3D, Cirque School, L.A.C.E.R, Hollywood High, North American Andy Transplant Foundation, Gen Audio, EnviroPure Industries, Senovva, Fender Foundation, Bodyography and WantTickets.com.
For more detailed information about the 3D Film Festival go to www.3DFF.org or www.3dmusicfest.org or contact The Dream Factory at (415) 871-1707.
About The Dream Factory/3DFF
The Dream Factory Studio, with primary offices in Hollywood is the world leader in interactive live 3D events. 3DFF is noted as the first digital 3D film, interactive, and music festival program of its kind in the United States. 3DFF’s non-profit initiative, whose mission is to educate and inspire independent filmmakers to use 3D as a new tool for telling their stories, operates on a sponsor supported eco-system. To become a supporter of 3DFF or for more information please visit www.dreamfactory3d.com or 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, RealD Format and gaming 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; and Tokyo, Japan.
Sony’s Digital Cinema Solutions group combines Sony’s full range of technologies, purchasing options, alternative content offerings, training and service to provide a broad range of solutions for exhibitors. Products include Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection systems (projectors and media blocks); central servers; Sony TMS (theater management system); digital signage hardware, software and content development; security systems and Network Operations Center (NOC) services for the exhibition community. Customers have the option of a turnkey solution through direct purchase or using Virtual Print Fee (VPF) financing support through Sony. For more information, visit www.sony.com/digitalcinema.
About Los Angeles Film School
The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS) is an accredited college with a campus located in the heart of Hollywood that includes the historic RCA Building at 6363 Sunset Boulevard. The private post-secondary educational degree-granting college, which has quickly become a leading academic center for aspiring filmmakers, offers degrees in film, computer animation, game production and audio with an exceptional curriculum in state-of-the-art facilities. Its campus comprises of over 250,000 square feet dedicated to labs, studios and theaters equipped with the latest technology including Avid, ProTools and Digidesign. The Hollywood Reporter named LAFS "One of the best-equipped private learning centers in the country."
For more information about LAFS, please visit www.lafilm.edu or call (323) 860-0789.
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