We have a really great program this year, kicking off Friday night with a special evening hosted by the rock band OK Go who will be presenting a program of their 3-D music videos, behind the scenes footage, and several special surprises.
The festival continues on Saturday with a day dedicated to theme of comic books! We start off with an afternoon showing of Cosplay Dreams 3-D, a documentary following the fans who attend comic-cons dressed in elaborate and amazing home-made costumes. Our holiday reception will be at the theater again this year, and will be highlighted by a LIVE 3-D performance by Captured Aural Phantasy Theater, a company that specializes in comedic radio-drama style re-creations of classic 1950s comic books set to projected images. Our comic book day will conclude with a late night screening of Hackin’ Jack vs. The Chainsaw Chick, the campy new horror-comedy from legendary 3-D director Norm DePlume.
Sunday will feature our international program, opening with a block of student produced 3-D films curated by Shannon Benna, founder of Stereo Sisters. That will be followed by two blocks of independent short films in competition. We have received films from all around the world, from Korea to Norway, and points in between. On Sunday evening, we will present our coveted Ro-Man trophies to the award winners, along with prizes provided by our festival sponsors Sony Creative Software and Berezin 3-D. And we will close the festival on Sunday night with a screening of Dutch director Eugenie Jansen’s critically acclaimed experimental feature Above Us All. This dramatic production from Belgium and the Netherlands that uses a panning 360-degree stereo camera to tell the story of a family’s loss and mourning after the death of their mother.