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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival 

The Shrine, Los Angeles, is part of Hollywood's Golden Era. Home of the Emmy Awards and of the Oscars for over fifty years. Now for five days the Shrine, is to become the biggest movie theatre in America, with 6,300 seats. The Shrine Expo center is 56, 000 sq.ft. of independent and connected exposition space, where real exploration vehicles and mini-subs meet famous Sci-Fi props & miniatures. The event is the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival, December 6 - 10, 2007.
Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival 2007
Themed "from the abyss to the stars", the event is an extension of the annual Paris festival of films, based on or in the spirit of Jules Verne's novels, such as "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea" and "Around the World in Eighty Days". According to the sponsors, the Los Angeles event will not interfere with the annual event in France. Organizers, led by US astronaut Buzz Aldrin, said that the event would celebrate "the spirit of adventure and the preservation of our planet."

Jules Verne Adventures invites producers and directors worldwide to enter their documentaries into the competition for the Jules Verne Awards (unreleased programs will be privileged) and in the out of competition selection, showing the best of the international production. There is no entrance fee and in the competition : minimum duration is 26 minutes. Closing date September 15, 2007.

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