Press Release

Waterloo Festival To Premiere Groundbreaking Animated Film In Digital Cinema

Waterloo, ON – The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC) is pleased to announce that the world premiere of the groundbreaking Korean animated film “Wonderful Days”, to be held at April 26th, 2003, will be presented in digital.

“In recent years, computers have become an integral part of the production of animation, from design to final rendering,” says Joseph Chen, curator of the WFAC.  “Rendering onto film is very expensive, and can look different from what the artist intended.  Digital projection such as Christie’s industry-leading DLP Digital Cinema are simply the most faithful way of reproducing the latest digital animations, such as ‘Wonderful Days’.  We’re thrilled to be working with Christie to bring this experience to our audience.”

The film “Wonderful Days” is the most lavish and expensive Korean film to date, with a final budget of US$13M.  A large-scale action sci-fi produced entirely by the award-winning studio Tin House, the film deployed leading-edge Hollywood technologies to accomplish its stunning visuals, such as Sony’s HDW-F900 camera, co-developed with Lucasfilm for Star Wars; one of three existing motion-control Frazier lenses; and digital cel animation and 3D computer graphics.  Set in a world devastated by war and mankind’s reckless exploitation of the environment, the film is a cautionary tale of romance and the tragic destiny of resistance activists who fight against the plot of a few elite who plan to destroy the world again in order to preserve their current dominance.

“Christie is proud to be supporting the third annual Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema 2003. WFAC provides a unique showcase for the world’s most inventive animation filmmakers”, says D’Arcy Pickering, Product Manager, Cinema Systems Group, Christie.

The screening will be held at 10:00am on April 26th, 2003 at the Waterloo Galaxy at Conestoga Mall in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  Ticketing information can be found on the festival web site at http://www.wfac.ca.


About the Festival

The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC) is a film festival dedicated to promote recognition for animation as a legitimate medium for cinema, and to celebrate the power of animation in feature films.  Now in its third year, WFAC 2003 is running April 23rd-26th in Waterloo, Ontario.  Schedules and other festival information are available on the festival web site at http://www.wfac.ca.


About Christie

With manufacturing facilities in Kitchener, ON, Christie is the world’s single source manufacturer of cinema products for Digital Cinema and 35mm film projection. Its leading Digital Cinema technology has showcased some of the world’s most prestigious digital movie premieres and festivals including the Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema, 27th Toronto International Film Festival, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Monsters, Inc. In fact, more screens worldwide use Christie for their Digital Cinema projection than any other DLP Cinema™ manufacturer. Preferred by foremost postproduction companies such as Imagica, Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar Animation Studios and Sony Picture Studios, as well as exhibition circuits, Christie offers a comprehensive line of projection systems for all entertainment needs. For over seven decades, Christie continues to be at the forefront of projection technology by winning two Academy Awards, and by being the first DLP Cinema™ licensee to play a principal role in developing a new theatre experience. Christie Digital Cinema projectors are interoperable with current server technologies and the majority of theatre automation systems. Christie’s success is evident through a strong international network of exhibitors, partners and resellers providing service and sales support to customers around the globe. Visit www.christiedigital.com for more information on Christie’s exciting cinema projection products.

Product Backgrounders

The Christie DCP-H digital cinema projector used for the Galaxy Waterloo screenings is the most advanced and popular DLP Cinema™ projector in the world. From a movie’s premiere to its one-thousandth screening, the DCP-H projector gives moviegoers a truly unique digital experience each and every time without weave, fading or flicker in the picture. 

Moviegoers at the Princess Cinema screenings will enjoy a digital experience without weave, fading or flicker in the picture via Christie’s Roadster S6 DLP™ projector.