QSC sponsored the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival which spanned sixteen days and ends today. QSC equipment was utilized in all seven venues, including the hearing assistance equipment in The Centre for the Performing Arts, the location of the opening and closing gala screenings. The project was particularly challenging because The Centre Theatre was not designed as a cinema. There are three seating levels in the 1800-seat theatre, and all of the equipment needed to be installed within two days.
Proper coverage throughout the seating areas was challenging, but was accomplished using QSC IR panels.
During the festival, The Centre for Performing Arts also used QSC DCS SC-444 screen channel loudspeakers, DCA 2422 and 3022 amplifiers and a DCM 30D crossover/monitor.
“The technical goal is to continually make improvements to the presentation, become more inclusive to all festival goers, and partner with a manufacturer who has the same vision as VIFF regarding playback quality,” said Matt Kunau, technical director at VIFF. “This goal will be met in select venues this year, and we hope to increase the accessibility service, and respective quality, to all venues in the coming years.”
Founded in 1982, The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America, screening films from more than 70 countries on nine screens.