Christie returns as the Official Digital Projection Partner of the Toronto International Film Festival running now through September 18. The festival celebrates the best of Canadian and international cinema in person with screenings, special events and industry conference sessions.
British Columbia's second ScreenX auditorium opened at Cineplex Cinemas Langley just in time for Thor: Love and Thunder.
Christie Digital Cinema is providing projection technology for the Lavazza IncluCity Festival, organized by the ICFF. This year’s festivities will transform the iconic cobblestone streets of Toronto’s Distillery Historic District into an outdoor cinema village, celebrating multiculturalism and the best of international cinema from June 27 to July 15. After two successful years as the Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival, the festival welcomes moviegoers to the new cinema village.
The Imax Cinesphere in Toronto will be screening free films as part of its Canada Day weekend programming.
Arri will support the Canadian Society of Cinematographers’ The Future is Calling campaign with a contribution of $300,000 in Canadian currency. The $3.75 million campaign, launched in November, will support a national outreach, education, internship, and online educational program to break down barriers marginalized communities face in accessing jobs in the film and television industry. The campaign has received support from the industry, government, and philanthropic funders. More than half the goal has been pledged to date.
Cinessance, which its founder calls the first French-film streaming platform, launched today in the US and Canada. Consumers will have access to a curated catalogue of classic and modern movies with subtitles in French and English for $6.99/month as well as pay-per-view options.
Unique X is partnering with Cinematronix on feature film delivery and live streaming services throughout Canada.
Deluxe has announced a strategic partnership with CineSend for electronic delivery of content to cinemas in Canada. The partnership joins CineSend’s existing network with Deluxe’s electronic delivery platform to create a single fulfillment service.
Christie is celebrating its 20th year as the Official Digital Projection Partner of the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs through September 19. The 45th annual festival will screen 50 new films across venues adapted to the global pandemic, including a drive-in theater, an open-air cinema, and indoor venues tailored for public safety.
VFX Legion, a remote boutique-style global company, has announced the opening of a full-scale division in British Columbia. An early proponent of the virtualization of visual effects, industry veteran James David Hattin launched the company in 2013, introducing a groundbreaking collaborative work-from-home business model almost a decade before COVID-19 made social distancing essential. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company’s new Kelowna-based division takes its road-tested remote visual effect services to the next level.