The American Cinematheque has postponed production on its 2nd Special Formats Film Festival

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!

December 21, 1996

 

The American Cinematheque's second Special Formats Film Fest has been postponed indefinitely. We are currently taking submissions of films completed between 1994 and 1997 that fall into any of the categories mentioned in the press release from our Dec. 1994 festival. To see what this festival is all about, please read the release below, but remember, this is from our 1994 festival!

For further information please contact Margot Gerber at 213.466.3456, ext. 115 -- Trade or press only please! To be placed on our mailing list to receive a schedule of the 1997 Special Formats Film Festival please call x110. Schedules won't be available until July '97.

 

PRESS RELEASE FROM 1994 FEST

 

AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE, IMAX, IWERKS AND SHOWSCAN TO PRESENT

"SENSORY OVERLOAD:

SPECIAL FORMATS FILM FESTIVAL"

A JOURNEY INTO THE FUTURE AND INTO FULL IMMERSION OF THE SENSES!

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 4, 1994 IN LOS ANGELES

 

SHOWCASE OF INDEPENDENTLY PRODUCED SPECIAL FORMAT FILMS SPONSORED BY THE CHANDLER GROUP TO SCREEN DECEMBER 3RD;

CFI TO SPONSOR DECEMBER 4TH SYMPOSIUM FEATURING DISCUSSIONS WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS ON BURNING TOPICS IN THE FIELD

 

HOLLYWOOD -- The Premiere Patrons of the American Cinematheque in association with IMAX, IWERKS and SHOWSCAN present SENSORY OVERLOAD: SPECIAL FORMATS FILM FESTIVAL, a five-day showcase of Special Format Films including films in 3-D, 360 degree, digital animation, Simulation Ride Films and Large Formats, culminating with a Sunday, December 4th, symposium led by key players in the industry. This festival celebrates the current worldwide explosion of Special Format Films and theaters that have entered the mainstream consciousness in numerous location-based entertainment venues such as urban super-cinema complexes, casinos, destination-themed resorts and traditional museums, theme parks and World's Fairs. Join us for a mind-blowing sensory extravaganza for the entire family.

"The impetus for this event was a desire to bring together a group of these exciting films, that represent so many fascinating emerging technologies, but are normally only available for viewing in specially built theaters that literally span the globe," explained Kriss Ziemer, a Premiere Patron of the American Cinematheque and the producer of this event. It is the first festival of its kind in Los Angeles."

The festival takes place over three nights and two weekend days, November 30 - December 4, 1994 at various specialty venues. The kick-off is on November 30th at 7:00 pm with THE IMAX EXPERIENCE, a three-hour program featuring three 40-minute IMAX films and a program of trailers and discussions with IMAX filmmakers and executives at the IMAX Theater, Museum of Science and Industry (at Exposition Blvd. and Figueroa, across from the Coliseum).

The December 1st program begins at 6:00 pm at SHOWSCAN ENTERTAINMENT (3939 Landmark Street, Culver City) and will feature a simulation ride film plus a breathtaking example of Showscan's 5 perf, 60 fps process.

The December 2nd program begins at 7:00 pm at IWERKS ENTERTAINMENT (4540 West Valerio Street, Burbank) and will consist of a sampling of Iwerks' product including simulation ride films, films presented in Cinemadrome 360 and various large formats. On

Saturday, December 3rd, is an all-day mini-festival of films from leading independent specialty film producers including Rhythm & Hues, Boss Films, Dream Quest Images, Rocket Motion Pictures and many others and will take place at THE CHANDLER GROUP.

Closing the festival is a symposium sponsored by CFI, on Sunday, December 4th from 2:00 - 7:00 pm at the Directors Guild, 7920 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Topics to be covered in the panel discussions include Current Direction in the Specialty Film Industry; Specialty Film Production -- Report From the Front; Image Technologies and Issues; and New Immersive Frontiers -- Simulation and Beyond.

Festival sponsors include CFI, THE CHANDLER GROUP, CINESITE, IMAGICA USA, IMAX CORPORATION, IWERKS, SHOWSCAN ENTERTAINMENT, SONY IMAGEWORKS and STEREOVISION 3-D. This program is presented in cooperation with the international Space Theater Consortium (ISTC). Program consultants include Chris Reyna (IMAGICA USA) and director Wayne Robert Lehrer. The event producer is Kriss Ziemer and the event production staff includes Premiere Patrons Leah Antonio, Kit Fuller, John Ketcham and Todd Stern.

A COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF FILMS AND EVENTS WILL BE MAILED TO YOU UNDER SEPARATE COVER.

Admission is $10.00 per program for the general public and $8.00 for Cinematheque Members. A limited number of Festival Passes are available for $35.00. The December 4th Symposium is $30 and is not included in the Festival Pass.

SELECTED FILMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE PRESS TO SCREEN IN THE APPROPRIATE SPECIALTY THEATERS. MOST OF THE FILMS ARE AVAILABLE TO SCREEN AT THE CINEMATHEQUE OFFICES ON 1/2" VIDEO TAPE. CALL FOR DETAILS. PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

The American Cinematheque is a non-profit, viewer-supported cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all its forms. The Cinematheque offers monthly film and video programming from the classics to the outer frontiers of the art form at the Raleigh Studios Charlie Chaplin Theater. Most presentations include audience discussions with the filmmakers who created the work or colleagues and film historians.

For information about this film program call 213/466-FILM, ext. 2. THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

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