has been set for July 7 – 9, 2006 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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