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
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.
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.
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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