I love Resfest if for nothing else but milepost of where we can take our new tools.
My Rendering standout was Alias “Sixes Last” (done in 3D Studio Max and Vray) see:http://www.1st-ave-machine.com/ >launch>projects>sixes last
Hope you enjoy as much as I did.
P.S. For a bit of (perhaps old at 2004) fun also where established genres are used for new narratives I liked the Sims inspired +++SHAKEDOWN+++LE CLIP+++