FESTIVAL RUNS SEPTEMBER 20-22
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 activations 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 Cinema 3D, 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 with the World Premiere Screening of the highly anticipated thriller SPIDERS 3D, presented by Millennium Films/Nu Image. The Opening Night Gala event takes place at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia later that same evening.
Directed by Tibor Takacs (THE GATE; I,MADMAN), SPIDERS 3D stars Patrick Muldoon (STARSHIP TROOPERS; STIGMATA); Christa Campbell (DRIVE ANGRY; THE MECHANIC), William Hope (ALIENS; DARK SHADOWS); Pete Lee Wilson (BLADE II); Jon Mack (SAW VI); and Sydney Sweeney (The Ward).
SPIDERS 3D follows the crash of a derelict Soviet space station into a Manhattan subway tunnel. A new species of spider is discovered in the wreckage. When the spiders mutate to gigantic proportions, an MTA subway employee (Muldoon) works to protect his family and all of New York from destruction. Russian and American scientists and military stand in his way, as they wish to capture and experiment on the oversized creatures hoping to harness their webbing for a new type of stealth material unlike anything else on earth.
The film features government conspiracies, a city under siege, daring rescues, family drama, rekindled romance, and a 60-foot giant queen spider. And she’s angry. During the final showdown in the subway tunnels he knows so well, Jason battles the Queen to save ex-wife (Campbell) and daughter Emily (Sydney Sweeney) and New York City. Written by Joseph Farrugia and Tibor Takacs, SPIDERS 3D was produced by Boaz Davidson, Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Lati Grobman and Trevor Short. The cast and crew will walk the red carpet at Regal Cinemas prior to the premiere.
3DFF also honors 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 film features a spectacular lineup performances and interviews from 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 3D team behind the project also captured two additional one-hour 3D concert films during their time at the Montreux, both of which will also World Premiere at 3DFF: QUINCY JONES AND THE GLOBAL GUMBO ALLSTARS LIVE IN MONTREUX 3D, and HERBIE HANCOCK THE IMAGINE PROJECT LIVE IN MONTREUX 3D.
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 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.