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 Tackács 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