The Visual Effects Society has just announced that the VES 2006 Festival will take place July 7 - 9, 2006 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. Some of the projects to be discussed include Poseidon, Cars and Superman Returns as well as a retrospective of Jim Cameron's Aliens.
Here is the press release:
VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY ANNOUNCES THE 2006 FESTIVAL OF VISUAL EFFECTS AT THE FAMED EGYPTIAN THEATRE
Los Angeles, April 18, 2006 - THE 2006 Festival of Visual Effects has been set for July 7 - 9, 2006 at the famed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, it was announced by Visual Effects Society (VES) Executive Director Eric Roth.
"We are thrilled to be presenting our eighth annual Festival at the Egyptian for the first time," say 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.
Summer blockbusters such as Superman Returns and Poseidon; Cars, the latest animated feature from Pixar; and television fan favorite Smallville will all be the subjects of presentations at the 2006 Festival of Visual Effects. 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.
The 2006 Festival of Visual Effects will be open to the public. Information on buying festival passes or tickets to individual events will soon be available at the official website for the 2006 Festival of Visual Effects, www.visualeffectssociety.com, or by contacting the VES office at (310) 822-9181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to Titus from DeathFall.com for the heads up.
The latest VES newsletter also mentions the festival and the VES Bay Area Section Kick-off Meeting which took place April 19, 2006 at ILM:
Originally spotted in FXBlog.