The Festival focused on how desktop computers and digital video tools are affecting the way people make independent films.
In 1996 the festival toured to New York City’s Kitchen, San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Los Angeles’ Directors Guild of America Theatre and London’s ICA. After the 1996 tour, the founders split and dissolved the festival. Wells went on to found Resfest and co-found RES Magazine and Cheever went on to create the D.FILM Digital Film Festival and online movie maker. Low Res provided inspiration to Matt Hanson who founded England’s onedotzero festival whose first event in 1997 was partnered with RESFEST.