Press release

Christie Brings Cinema to Life as Official Projection Partner of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

TORONTO - (August 31, 2017) - Christie® is proud to be the official digital projection partner for the 17th consecutive year to the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival®*, the world’s largest public film festival. Taking place from September 7-17, 2017, the Toronto International Film Festival garners global attention annually, screening almost 340 feature films and shorts, hosting 20 galas and attracting a veritable ‘Who’s Who’ of international movie luminaries.

“With its well-deserved reputation for cinema innovation and engineering excellence, we could not have chosen a more committed partner than Christie to deliver the ultimate film-festival experience,” said Diane Cappelletto, TIFF’s Director of Technical Production Services. “Christie’s commitment to Cinema projection as it is best experienced, in a communal atmosphere on large screens in our Festival venues, is indicative of its love for our art.”

TIFF Bell Lightbox in uses Christie digital projectors exclusively, for the Festival and year-round.
(Photograph provided by Toronto International Film Festival Inc.)

Added Andrei Gravelle, TIFF’s Senior Technical Manager, “Christie’s world-class projection technology and service resources ensure that I can marry art and technology, to the benefit of our attendees and guests. Christie helps us facilitate seeing the artistic visions of producers and directors come to life, the way they were intended to appear.”

Christie projectors will power almost all Festival venues, including Roy Thomson Hall, the Visa Screening Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Elgin Theatre, and the Ryerson Theatre, mostly illuminated by Christie Solaria® Series CP4230 projectors, which deliver 4K resolution and provide 34,000 lumens of brightness. Christie projectors will also illuminate the Winter Garden Theatre, Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario and TIFF Bell Lightbox - where they are permanently installed - giving audiences at the Festival the best possible movie-going experience.

Christie digital projectors captivate thousands of TIFF attendees annually.
(Photograph provided by Toronto International Film Festival Inc.)

Additionally, Christie is assisting with the Industry Lounge, a meeting space where industry delegates relax, work and network. For this venue, a compact, unobtrusive Christie HD10K-M 3DLP® projector will be installed for attendees at the Glenn Gould Studio; named for one of Canada’s most celebrated classical pianists.

“Film festivals around the world trust Christie, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, to light up their screens, exemplified by the Toronto International Film Festival,” said Kathryn Cress, vice president, Global and Corporate Marketing, Christie. “As well as TIFF, I am pleased to note that Cannes, the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) and many other festivals worldwide use the best in digital projection technology that Christie provides, for flawless reproduction and consistent, dependable delivery. We are the providers of the complete cinema solution!”

Follow @ChristieDigital during #TIFF17.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors, complete system displays, and cinema audio solutions; Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images, accompanied by awe-inspiring sound. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

Follow us:
Twitter.com/christiedigital
Facebook.com/christiedigital
Linkedin.com/company/christie-digital-systems
Youtube.com/christiedigital
Instagram.com/christiedigital
Vimeo.com/christiedigital

“Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.
DLP® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments.
®*Toronto International Film Festival Inc. used under license. Other company and product names may be trademarks or trade names of their respective owners.