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Select Films at Cannes Screening in HDR by Barco Format

Tue, 05/14/2024 - 15:19 -- Nick Dager

Barco today announced a special Cannes screening program showcasing critically acclaimed titles, prepared for and screened in the groundbreaking HDR by Barco format. The carefully curated slate highlights festival winners from Belgium, Italy, Germany, and the United States, making their global debut in breathtaking Barco HDR Lightsteering. Barco’s HDR film series will be held May 16-22 in Theatre 8 at the Cinéum Cannes Theatre.

Ōma Cinema Installs Christie Laser Projection

Wed, 04/24/2024 - 13:07 -- Nick Dager

Ōma Cinema in Mougins, France, has installed Christie projection in the new facility. Inspired by traditional Italian-style opera house balconies – and resembling a futuristic sci-fi layout – Ōma Cinema features innovative architecture, utilizing circular seating pods as part of a premium auditorium concept to improve viewing. Christie partner Cinewest chose the CP4435-RGB laser projector to deliver advanced Digital Cinema Initiative compliant cinema projection, paired with a custom 7.1 sound system.

A Spirit Between Worlds

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 10:50 -- Nick Dager

Directed by Héléna Klotz, La Vénus d'argent (aka Spirit of Ecstasy) tells the story of Jeanne Francoeur (played by Claire Pommet), a young woman striving to escape the circumstances of her birth by morphing into a silent predator in the world of investment banking. Working with Panavision Paris, cinematographer Victor Seguin, AFC employed PVintage and Primo 70 lenses and a Panavised Sony Venice camera to help visualize Jeanne’s contrasting environments. Here, Seguin shares his experiences collaborating with Klotz and finding a unique look for each of Jeanne's worlds.

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National CineMedia Announces the 2024 US Young Lions Winners

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 10:30 -- Nick Dager

National CineMedia, the US representative to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, has announced the winners of the 2024 US Young Lions competition. More than 500 teams of young professionals across the advertising, digital, media, creative and public relations industries registered for the competition this year, up 20 percent year over year. There were 333 official competition entries, an increase of 17 percent compared to last year. The five winning teams were named and honored by NCM at the Team USA Winners Announcement event, hosted by Initiative, with all 25 finalist teams in attendance.

Le Grand Rex Refurbishes its Infinite Room

Thu, 04/11/2024 - 11:33 -- Nick Dager

The storied French cinema, Le Grand Rex, recently refurbished its space in Paris to create a striking 296-seat screen featuring Christie laser projection, Dolby Atmos sound, a RealD Ultimate screen, luxury reclining leather seats, and two kilometers of customizable LED lighting throughout, creating a captivating, immersive experience, paired with exceptional cinematic performance.

NCM Partners with Gold House on Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Thu, 02/08/2024 - 09:22 -- Nick Dager

National CineMedia, the US Representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the largest cinema advertising network in the country, has announced that Gold House, the leading cultural ecosystem that unites, invests in, and champions Asian Pacific creators and companies, as the official non-profit partner for the 2024 US Young Lions competition.

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