Windows Media and Cicada Productions Head to Hollywood For Los Angeles Film Festival

REDMOND, Wash., and OCEANSIDE, N.Y., June 19, 2002 — Microsoft Corp. and Cicada Interactive Inc. today announced that a feature-length animated film,
“Missing Persons” by Matt and Dan O’Donnell, will be screened at the 2002 IFP/West — Los Angeles Film Festival on June 21 and 22 using the next-generation Microsoft®
Windows Media (TM) platform, code-named
Windows Media
enables a high-quality theater experience at a fraction of the cost of alternative technologies, with much lower delivery costs than traditional film-based distribution.

“Missing Persons,”
created by Cicada Productions, is a dazzling 3-D animated feature film about four lost souls who haunt the fringes of Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. The Los Angeles Film Festival anticipates that more than 30,000 film-industry professionals, media representatives and film enthusiasts will attend this year’s event.

“Missing Persons”
was created end to end and will be exhibited using Microsoft technologies. The film was produced entirely from 3-D computer models, with no cameras or hand manipulation. It was animated and rendered using Cicada Productions’ proprietary 3-D animation software, code-named
“Mexico,” a Windows® -based application suite that uses Microsoft Windows Media Technologies, Visual C++® , DirectShow® and Direct3D®

What: Screening of “Missing Persons” using Windows Media “Corona”

When: June 21, 5 p.m. at DGA Theater in Los Angeles; June 22, midnight at Laemmle Sunset 5 in Los Angeles

Where: 2002 IFP/West Los Angeles Film Festival


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