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Singapore Hosts World's First Fully 3-D Based Film Festival

2008-05-04 12:18 610

3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival Inaugural Event Will Commence from November 19 - 23, 2008

LOS ANGELES, May 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Singapore has been named the host city of the world's first fully 3-D based film and entertainment technology festival taking place November 19 - 23, 2008. The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) will host the festival officially named "3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival." Jim Chabin of 3D Partners Ltd. will serve as 3DX executive producer of the five-day event taking place in Asia. The festival is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

Said Dr. Christopher Chia, Chief Executive Officer, MDA: "The development of a world class 3-D festival in Singapore highlighting the creative talent and technology in 3-D film underlines Singapore's commitment to play an active role in expanding the boundaries of 3-D entertainment. 3DX will provide a world stage and convergence point for filmmakers and technology companies to showcase their works for trade and consumer audiences. It will also provide industry players the opportunity to generate discussions on the latest trends and developments in 3-D."

In highlighting what will be an international selection of films and properties for 3DX, the first two films chosen for the festival are FLY ME TO THE MOON, an animated family film from Belgium's nWave Pictures, featuring characters voiced by Kelly Ripa, Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry and Ed Begley Jr., and JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, a live action adventure from New Line Cinema and Walden Media, starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem.

The current list of 3DX organizations and media sponsors includes the Motion Picture Association (MPA), NBC Universal TV Asia, Star TV India and Star Movies.

Other Singapore Government agencies backing 3DX are the Singapore Economic Development Board and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

"We are honored that Singapore is the host destination for the first-ever 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival. The event will augment our position as a thought leader in the media, design and content development cluster, as we continue to work with partners such as Media Development Authority to establish related business events that can bring synergistic value to this key economic cluster in Singapore and the thriving global media industry. Hosting festivals such as 3DX will elevate our status as an exchange capital and help cement Singapore's standing as one of the pioneers in embracing and supporting 3D technology and film production in the world," said Mr. Aloysius Arlando, Assistant Chief Executive, Business Travel and MICE Group, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau, a group of the STB.

Highlights of the 3DX festival will include screenings of invited 3-D films from participating media organizations and partners, forums featuring guest speakers, directors, 3-D pioneers, visionaries and catalysts, red carpet reception and event gala celebration along with special entertainment based events for the public.

More information on 3DX can be found on http://www.3dxfestival.com .

About Media Development Authority

Formed in 2003, the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) plays a vital role in transforming Singapore into a Global Media City and positioning it at the forefront of the digital media age. MDA spearheads initiatives that promote developments in film, video, television, radio, publishing, music, games, animation, media services and Interactive Digital Media. At the same time, in ensuring clear and consistent regulatory policies and guidelines, MDA helps to foster a pro-business environment for industry players and increase media choices for consumers. For more information, visit http://www.mda.gov.sg or http://www.smf.sg

About Singapore Tourism Board

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is an economic development agency for one of Singapore’s key service sectors -- tourism. The mission of the Board is to develop and champion tourism and build this sector into a key driver of economic growth for Singapore. The STB aims to differentiate and market Singapore as a memorable destination through the proliferation of the destination brand "Uniquely Singapore." For more information, please visit http://www.stb.gov.sg

About the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau

The Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SECB), a group of the STB, is the lead government agency for the business events sector in Singapore. Its mission is to champion business travel and business events as key drivers of the tourism sector and enablers for cluster growth in Singapore. It also assists business event organisers, corporations and associations by providing comprehensive and impartial information on Singapore's MICE facilities, incentive venues and industry partners. The SECB is a member of the BestCities Global Alliance, the world’s first and only convention bureau alliance with eight partners in five continents.

Source: Media Development Authority
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