Flashforward Film Festival Creates Magic with Jamy Ian Swiss

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[prMac.com] San Francisco, CA - Flashforward Film Festival welcomes Jamy Ian Swiss, one of the world's top sleight-of-hand performers, as Master of Ceremonies awarding Big Orange Rubber Arrows on August 21st at the Nob Hill Masonic Center. This event, which is part of the Flashforward Conference, will be attended by those registered for the conference but is also open to nonconference guests wishing to purchase tickets.

Eleven Big Orange Rubber Arrows will be awarded in ten categories with an additional award for the Peoples Choice, chosen through online voting. To view the finalists or vote in the Peoples Choice visit their website.

Jamy Ian Swiss is known for presenting "Magical Metaphors" talks on creativity. He is both an author and essayist, of a collection of essays entitled Shattering Illusions and a book entitled The Art of Magic, the companion to a PBS documentary of the same title. Like the award-winning Flash creators Swiss is known for integrating his work with content.

"Swiss brings a strong belief in craft and technique to the creation of magic. He shares his accumulated knowledge with others and believes in learning through practice and by understanding tradition," said Beau Ambur, CEO Metaliq and Flashforward Conference and Film Festival. "Everything Jamy does looks natural although you know it's a trick. I feel the same about truly great Flash work - I know it's achievable but I don't know how they did it!"

Jamy Ian Swiss is universally considered one of the world's top sleight- of-hand performers, famous to magicians for his subtlety, skill and depth of understanding of magic's history. Swiss was a writer and magic designer for Penn & Teller and has appeared on a number of television programs in the United States, Europe, and Japan, including on The Today Show, CBS's 48 Hours, Comedy Central, CNN, PBS Nova and the PBS documentary, The Art of Magic. He is a co-producer of New York City's longest-running Off-Broadway magic show, Monday Night Magic.

The Flashforward Film Festival is open to all Flashforward Conference attendees as well as the general public. For those not attending the conference who wish to join the August 21st celebration, Film Festival tickets are available for $65 and Film Festival + After Party tickets for $100. Purchase them at the website store. The Film Festival and Awards Ceremony take place in the Main Auditorium at the Masonic Center beginning at 7:30pm. The After Party takes place at Ruby Skye featuring performances by Lyrics Born and DJ Solomon. Voting for the Peoples Choice award remains open until August 20th at 5:00 pm EST.

Flashforward Sponsors:
Flashforward2008 San Francisco is supported by Metaliq, 24Seven, Aquent, Electrotank, Filter|Talent, R/GA, Walt Disney Internet Group, and YouTube. Media Partners include Actionscript, Flash & Flex Developers Magazine, IdN world, netdiver, and productionHUB.

Flashforward is the longest-running and largest Adobe(R) Flash(TM) user conference in the world. Flashforward2008 San Francisco, entering its ninth year, is a three-day event filled with sessions led by the world's leading Flash professionals, offering education, best practices, and inspirational case studies in Flash, Flex, ActionScript, and AIR. Flashforward2008 San Francisco, developed and produced by Beau Ambur, in cooperation with the team at Metaliq, includes the international Flashforward Film Festival and Awards ceremony and a Flash-related industry Expo Hall and community center with opportunities for the entire Flash community to network and share knowledge. August 20-22, 2008 Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco. For more information visit their website.