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The 64th Cannes Film Festival opens on 11th May 2011, and Christie, its Technical Partner for the fifth year in succession, will provide Christie digital cinema projection technology to be used to support all digital cinema screenings in the Festival programme.
A leading innovator in film projection since 1929, Christie''s commitment to developing leading-edge technology has been demonstrable since the beginning of digital screenings.Christie is the world leader in the digital cinema market in both 2D and 3D, with over 20,000 digital cinema projectors installed to date, and has been twice honoured by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for Technical Achievement.
Ever aware that the modern cinema experience begins the second the cinema-goers arrive in the foyer, Christie also provides exhibitors with a media display solution: the award winning Christie MicroTiles™, Christie''s leading modular digital displays dedicated to public areas in cinema multiplexes.
Whether it''s digital cinema, business projectors or digital signage, Christie leads the industry.
Christie is proud to be a Technical Partner and provide for the festival''s digital cinema projection technology for all the festival''s digitally equipped theatres. To read more about Christie''s involvement in the Digital Cinema market, including news, video interviews, cinema locations, and what''s now showing in Digital Cinema, visit our Cinema Market pages.
The following Christie Solaria DLP Cinema® projectors will be used in the festival''s auditoriums:
Christie to Provide Digital Projection for the 64th Cannes Film Festival
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The festival has a busy schedule of screenings – for films in the Competition, Out of Competition, Un Certain Regard and Short Films. Make sure you know where and when to see your pick of what''s on by getting the Official Screenings Schedule
The poster for the 64th Cannes Film Festival is of Faye Dunaway photographed by director Jerry Schatzberg in 1970 for his movie Puzzle of a Downfall Child, in which she has the starring role. The festival''s website describes it as, "Model of sophistication and timeless elegance, it is an embodiment of the cinematic dream that the Festival de Cannes seeks to maintain." A restored copy of Puzzle of a Downfall Child will be screened at the Festival and released in France this autumn.
The festival''s website also has an archive of its posters back to 1946, available online here.
The festival''s official website is packed with lots of useful information about both this year''s festival, the history of the Festival de Cannes and the town itself, plus the official screenings schedule.
Visit the website at www.festival-cannes.com