3D may or may not be the future of film, but the 3D Film Festival is banking on it being the makings of a pretty good long weekend.
The inaugural festival kicks off on Thursday and runs for four days in the RealD 3D theater at the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood, with a lineup that begins with the U.S. premiere of the dance movie “Streetdance 3D” (below) and ends with a screening of Joe Dante’s 2009 film “The Hole.”
Also featured are the recent animated features “Despicable Me,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” and a lineup of short films and music videos.
The event will be hosted by actor Thomas Jane, whose film “Dark Country” will also screen at the fest. Sponsors include the Los Angeles Film School, as well as Sony Electronics, RealD and Marchon 3D Eyewear.
Tickets are free to those who register online. More information is available at www.3dff.org.
The full lineup:
“STREETDANCE 3D” (Opening night film, U.S. premiere)
Directed by Max Giwa & Dania Pasquini; starring Charlotte Rampling, Rachel McDowell and Nichola Burley.
“DARK COUNTRY” (L.A. premiere)
Directed by Thomas Jane; starring Thomas Jane, Lauren German and Ron Perlman.
“IRON DOORS” (world premiere)
Directed by Steven Manuel; starring Axel Wedekind, Aungano Nyoni.
“THE HOLE” (Closing night film)
Directed by Joe Dante; starring Teri Polo, Nathan Gamble & Chris Massoglia.
KIDS AND FAMILY FILMS:
Directed by: Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud.
“How to Train Your Dragon”
Directed by: Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders.
“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”
Directed by Zack Snyder.
MIDNIGHT HORROR FILMS:
“My Bloody Valentine”
Directed by: Patrick Lussier.
Directed by: Alexandre Aja.
“3D Sun,” directed by Melissa Butts.
“African Adventure,” produced by nWave.
“The Butler’s in Love,” directed by David Arquette.
“Extreme Nature of Bats,” directed by Greg Passmore.
“Microworlds,” directed by Greg Passmore.
“Monsters of the Deep,” produced by nWave.
“Natural Mystic,” directed by Joseph A. Zaki.
“Physics of Surfing,” directed by Greg Passmore.
“Safety Geeks,” directed by Roger Tonry.
“SOS Planet,” directed by Ben Stassen.
“Turtlevision,” produced by nWave.
“The Viewer,” directed by Graham Reznick.
“By The Sword” (Slash)
“We are the World” (Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Wyclef Jean, Pink, Barbra Streisand, Kanye West, The Jonas Brothers)