If you’re in Los Angeles, you won’t want to miss the kick-off of the 3D Film Festival at the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood. Not only will they be screening the latest in 3D entertainment, but you can get in on the FREE VIP pass promotion by following them on Twitter and Facebook… and tonight at 5 PM – 7 PM Mingle Media TV is giving away swag from T-shirts to hats in celebration of the opening of the festival.
Now all the events including panels and screenings are on the 3DFF website, but we wanted to share how many cool films are showing during the festivals from shorts to kids films.
Remember there are 4 days with different screenings and activities – and the VIP lounge where you can get your FREE pass to view the screenings of your choice (be sure to check out the rules here).
There are four features that are being screened including the Festival’s host, Thomas Jane’s Dark Country!
- STREETDANCE 3D (Directed by Max Giwa & Dania Pasquini) – US Premiere & Opening Night film. In order to win the street dance competition, a dance crew is forced to work with the Royal dance school in exchange for rehearsal space. Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Rachel McDowell and Nichola Burley. Screening Thursday September 30th at 7pm.
- DARK COUNTRY (Directed by Thomas Jane) – LA Premiere. A couple, en route from Las Vegas, are forced to deal with a body out in the desert, making their honeymoon one hellish ride. Starring: Thomas Jane, Lauren German and Ron Perlman. Directed by Thomas Jane. Screening Saturday October 2nd at 10pm.
- IRON DOORS (Directed by Steven Manuel) – World Premiere. A young man must escape from a mysterious locked vault before he dies of dehydration. Starring: Axel Wedekind, Aungano Nyoni. Screening Friday October 1st at 6pm.
- THE HOLE (Directed by Joe Dante) – Closing Night film. THE HOLE was named the best 3D film at the Venice Film Festival in 2009. Two brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement which leads to the darkest corridors of their nightmares. Starring: Teri Polo, Nathan Gamble & Chris Massoglia. Screening Sunday October 3rd at 6pm.
There are two horror films that are being screened including the awesome Piranha 3D – I know I’ll be watching this one!
- My Bloody Valentine (Directed by: Patrick Lussier) – Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believe he’s innocent. Screening Friday October 1st at MIDNIGHT
- Piranha 3D (Directed by: Alexandre Aja) – After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to prevent themselves from becoming fish food for the area’s new razor-toothed residents. Screening Saturday October 2nd at 7pm and MIDNIGHT.
If you’ve got kids (or are a kid at heart) you’ll love the selection of 3D entertainment with these 3 features:
- Despicable Me (Directed by: Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud) – When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds himself profoundly changed by the growing love between them. Screening Saturday October 2nd at 12pm.
- How to Train Your Dragon (Directed by: Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders) – A hapless young Viking, who aspires to hunt dragons, becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. Screening Sunday October 3rd at 12pm.
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole (Directed by Zack Snyder) – Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie’s, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga’Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie’s. The film is based on the first three books in the series. Screening Sunday October 3rd at 4pm.
It’s not just film – it’s about music too – now feel the music and feel it around you!
By The Sword - The 5-minute rock music video, “By The Sword,” is the first single off the album and the first video ever from Slash to be released in 3D. It features the vocals of Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother, and the ever-present blistering guitar work from Slash. Screening Friday October 1st at 10pm.
We are the World – Stars came out to re-record the powerful song to help relief efforts in Haiti. Artists include Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Wyclef Jean, Pink, Barbra Streisand, Kanye West, The Jonas Brothers and many more. Screening Thursday September 30th at MIDNIGHT and Friday October 1st at 4pm.
Even though you see “short film” it doesn’t mean 5 minutes… Watch Safety Geeks: SVI in 3D (hysterically funny for those of you who love Monty Python humor) and see the short from David Arquette, The Butler’s in Love with Thomas Jane… a favorite of mine!
3D Sun (Directed by: Melissa Butts) – Stand above the artic circle and witness the most brilliant auroras on Earth. Take a ride on a solar blast from Sun’s surface to Earth’s Magnetosphere. Witness the most powerful explosions in the solar system – equal to the force of a billion megaton nuclear bombs. Screening Saturday October 2nd at 11am.
African Adventure (Produced by: nWave) - Join zoologist Liesl Eichenberger and wildlife filmmaker Tim Liversedge as they explore the Okavango Delta, one of the most spectacular wildlife reserves on earth. Screening Saturday October 2nd at 10am.
The Butler’s in Love (Director: David Arquette) - The love story between a butler and a guest during a fancy party one night in 1912. Screening Saturday October 2nd at 5pm.
Extreme Nature of Bats (Director: Greg Passmore)- The Extreme Nature of Bats explores not only the truths, but the myths and dark legends that have been associated with bats for hundreds of years. Bats. The film contains never-before-seen footage of some of the largest bat caves in the world and explores Central Texas, Romania, Transylvania, and the deep jungles of Mexico to capture footage of the infamous vampire bat and expose vampire lore. Screening Thursday September 30th at 9pm.
Microworlds (Director: Greg Passmore) - An educational exploration of the micro-worlds around us. Produced in 3D with specialty microscopes, the viewer discovers the hidden world of snails, ladybugs, worms and butterflies. Screening Thursday September 30th at 9pm.
Monsters of the Deep (Produced by: nWave) - If you think that the great white shark is the scariest creature in the sea, you’re in for a serious reality check! Screening Saturday October 2nd at 10am.
Natural Mystic (Directed by: Joseph A. Zaki) – Screening Friday October 1st at 4pm.
Physics of Surfing (Director: Greg Passmore)- Through the magic of 3D technology, audiences will explore the science of ocean waves and learn about surfing’s deep influence on modern culture. While following professional surfers Julie Cox and Kyla Langen as they surf around the world. Locations include Hawaii’s breathtaking North Shore and California’s greatest surf spots.Screening Thursday September 30th at 9pm.
Safety Geeks in 3D (Directed by: Roger Tonry) - The comic adventures of a semi-elite force of safety experts; the P.O.S.H. (Professional Occupational Safety Hazard) team. Obsessed with making the world safer, the CSI-like team investigates accidents. Their involvement causes far more damage than they prevent, leaving a trail of chaos and destruction in their wake. Screening Sunday October 3rd at 2pm.
SOS Planet (Director: Ben Stassen ) – Deforestation, the green house effect, shrinking polar ice caps, polluted air, overfishing – SOS Planet lists the standard crimes committed by humans against our fragile planet. Screening Saturday October 2nd at 10am.
Turtlevision (Produced by: nWave) - Experience the ups and downs of life on land and sea in this coming-of-age story starring the cutest sea turtle on the big screen. Screening Saturday October 2nd at 10am.
The Viewer (Directed by: Graham Reznick) - Participate as an observer in the telepathic interrogation of a murder suspect. New technology allows you to see through the eyes of the prisoner – but be warned: higher levels of telepathic viewing can cause unpredictable psychological damage. Screening Friday October 1st at 4pm.
Oh, I can guarantee that going to view a 3D movie is not like it was in the 1950′s!! The glasses are cool (you should see my new ones) and you’ll wanna be like Thomas Jane and just wear them all the time… get in character for the weekend of fun at the 3DFF!
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More info visit their website at www.3dff.org
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