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April 19, 2006

2006 VES - VFX Festival

Looks like this years Festival is set for July 7th to the 9th @ the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, niiice. The lineup has yet to be locked in but presentations on Superman Returns, Poseidon, and Cars are said to be covered. But the interesting bit is the retrospective look at the effects of James Cameron’s Aliens... even though a retrospective look at the effects of Ridley Scott's Alien would really seal the deal for me, bring along H.R. Giger, that would rule.

"This year’s Festival boasts a new location as well as the expected stellar line up of cutting edge panels and screenings. Located in the heart of Hollywood, the historic Egyptian Theater provides the perfect environment for the ever-growing festival with two state-of-the-art screens and the unique Egyptian courtyard for our Festival party. Tentatively scheduled panel subjects include character animation, art direction and VFX, post mortems on the summer’s biggest VFX films as well as a retrospective look at the effects of James Cameron’s Aliens (1986). Tickets and more information will be available soon. If you would like to get involved in the festival, contact the VES office."

nabbed from the VES Spring Newsletter

The 2006 Festival of Visual Effects has been set for July 7-9, 2006 at the famed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California.

"We are thrilled to be presenting our eighth annual Festival at the Egyptian for the first time," said Visual Effects Society (VES) exec director Eric Roth. "Each year the Festival has grown in scope and number of attendees. This venue shows how much the VES has expanded as well as the visual effects industry's continually increasing influence on the business of films, animation, games and television."

The Egyptian Theatre is a major Hollywood landmark of historical significance. Originally built in 1922 for impresario Sid Grauman, it was restored and renovated by the American Cinematheque, which now operates the state-of-the-art showcase Lloyd E. Rigler theatre with 650 seats and the Steven Spielberg theatre with 83 seats. The 2006 Festival of Visual Effects will utilize both theatres during the course of this year's festival activities.

There will be presentations on such highly anticipated summer movies as SUPERMAN RETURNS, POSEIDON and CARS, in addition to such TV fare as SMALLVILLE. Panels, special screenings and other events are in the planning phase and a full line-up of activities and participants is expected to be announced by May 15.


Posted by dschnee at April 19, 2006 7:45 AM