Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference Adds Jean-Pierre Jeunet to Speaker Line-Up

Amélie director will preview ‘The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet’ in 3D with a live Q and A with ‘Spivet’ Stereographer Demetri Portelli and 3DFLIC lead filmmaker Ali Kazimi.

The Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference September 20 – 23, 2013 has added French Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet to the line-up and will feature the North American Sneak Peak screening of 12 minutes from his new 3D film ‘The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet’. Jeunet will address the conference live via Skype from Paris and will be joined live on stage by his Canadian Stereographer Demetri Portelli (Hugo, 47 Ronin) to discuss Jeunet’s unique style of 3D storytelling.

Based on the bestselling novel The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen, ‘The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet’ is directed by Academy Award-nominated Jeunet, who also wrote the screenplay with his longtime collaborator Guillaume Laurent. The movie is a colorful coming of age story, as a peculiar and brilliant 12-year-old T.S. Spivet runs away from his dysfunctional family’s Montana ranch to accept an award from the Smithsonian Institute.  The film marks the first time director Jeunet’s striking cinematic visions will be exhibited in IMAX 3D.

The film stars two-time Academy Award-nominees Helena Bonham Carter as T.S. Spivet’s mom, and Judy Davis as the Smithsonian director. The lead role of T.S. Spivet is portrayed by newcomer Kyle Catlett.  The film will be released in Europe by Gaumont in October 2013 and The Weinstein Company in the U.S.

The Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference is a unique international gathering of creative, scientific and business minds discussing, discovering and inspiring innovation in “Stereoscopic 3D” Cinema. Hosted by 3DFLIC, the 2nd annual event will take place September 20th – 23rd, at TIFF Bell Light Box in Toronto, Canada.

The International Speaker line-up includes:

Catherine Owens (U23D, Sculpting Space), Robert Neuman (Disney), Demetri Portelli (Stereographer – Hugo, 47 Ronin), Graham Clark (Stereo D), Stephen Low (IMAX), Hugh Murray (IMAX), Marty Banks (Berkeley), Andrew Watson (NASA), April Mullen (Dead before Dawn), Eric Tessier (Les Pee Wee 3D), Matt Cowan (Entertainment Technology Consultants Canada Inc.), Drew Fellman (Born to be Wild), Jim Chabin (International 3D Society), Laurie Wilcox (York University), Robert Allison (York University), Ali Kazimi (York University), Buzz Hayes (True Image Company, Inc), Gordon Harris (Christie), Munro Fergusson (Director, NFB), James Stewart (Director – Foxed!) , Jonathan Barker (Flight of the Butterflies 3D), Paul Salvini (Christie), Liane Kotler (TVO Doc Studio), Tony Gunnarsson (IHS Screen Digest), Florian Maier (Stereotec), Bill White (3D International Media Partners), Phillipe Baylaucq (Ora), Julian Pinn (Dolby), Tim Dashwood (Dashwood Cinema Solutions), Peter Lude (SMPTE), Brian Cullen (University of Waterloo), Jeremy Lloyd (Marketing Magazine), Jim Dorey (Editor-in-Chief MarketSaw), Adam May (Vision 3D), Mark Stevens (Redlab), Ken McNeil (Creative Post Inc.), Peter Armstrong (byDeluxe), Ian Herring (Parallax Films), M. Bove (MIT), N. Schneider (MTBS.com), Vincent Chapdelaine-Couture (McGill), Roy Anthony (Christie), Cristin Bargheil (Side Effects Software), Eric Deren (Dzignlight Studios), Ihor Petelycky (Spatial View), Alex Farrell (Director, Media and Entertainment, RBC), Piotr Didyk (MIT), Stephen Palmisano (University Wollongong), Inna Tsirlin (York University), Denise Quesnel (Emily Carr University), Maria Lantin (Emily Carr University), John Helliker (Sheridan College, SIRT), Andrew Hogue (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Bernhard Riecke (Simon Fraser University)

For Conference Registration visit:

www.tis3dc.ca

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