The first annual Nollywood Digital Cinema Fair will be held in July in the atrium of the Silverbird Galleria of the Silverbird Cinemas, Victoria Island, Lagos.
On Friday, June 27 BAMcinemafest will present the world premiere of APD/Cinema Conservancy’s new restoration of Stations of the Elevated on the Steinberg Screen at the BAM Harvey Theater. The event begins with a live performance by legendary jazz ensemble the Mingus Dynasty, the original Charles Mingus legacy band. The first band Sue Mingus organized after Charles’ death in 1979, this acclaimed orchestra continues to interpret Charles Mingus’ more than 300 compositions, and will perform as a prelude to Manfred Kirchheimer’s jazz-inflected documentary.
Christie is once again the official projection partner to the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in September. A Festival sponsor for 14 consecutive years, Christie has played an integral role in ushering in the digital age at this renowned showcase for local and international talents. Today, with the help of this partnership, more than 99 percent of all Festival entries are screened digitally, with an increasing number in 4K, sharpening the shared experience between filmmaker and audience.
Filmmaker and visual effects legend Douglas Trumbull is partnering with Christie on May 11 to premiere UFOTOG, a dramatic 10-minute experimental sci-fi story about a lone man attempting to photograph UFOs. Directed by Trumbull and created in 4K 3D at 120 frames per second, the short film will be screened on a Christie Mirage 4K35, the 4K DLP resolution projector running at 120Hz, at the Seattle Cinerama Theater’s 2nd Annual Sci-Fi Film Festival.
Jonas Holmberg is succeeding Marit Kapla as the new artistic director at the Göteborg International Film Festival. Holmberg has been the festival’s international program director and the deputy artistic director since 2012. He is taking over as director while Kapla assumes responsibility for the festival’s new digital film channel.
The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival has received a $10,000 grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in support of the festival’s retrospective artist. In alignment with the 2014 festival’s theme of humor, this year’s retrospective filmmaker is Robert B. Weide, widely known for his work as principal director and executive producer of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The 15th annual Nordic Film Market begins January 30 at the Göteborg International Film Festival where an all time high of 48 fresh films and upcoming projects from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland will be screened.
DVS will serve as an Official Supplier of the Berlin International Film Festival February 6-16 and provide three Clipster mastering stations as well as one SpycerBox Flex to handle storage and workflows.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York provided post-production services for three films screening this month at Camerimage, the world’s leading international film festival celebrating cinematographers and the craft of cinematography.
Barco is supporting the 40th Film Fest Gent, Belgium, which runs through October 19th with projectors, an LED display and an interactive voting solution for the Best Belgian Student Short Film Competition.