Arts Alliance Media and the San Sebastian International Film Festival have renewed their partnership for a second year, with AAM providing cinema software to manage all content and scheduling of screenings during the festival.
The partnership involves AAM’s Screenwriter Theatre Management System being installed at each of the six different venues across the city that are used for the festival so that cinema managers can view and manage all content on their screens, see warnings of any errors that might threaten shows, and benefit from time-saving automation. Screenwriter is also designed to be equipment agnostic and work across different types of equipment, so no matter which projectors and servers the sites use, they can be reassured of a seamless experience.
At the festival head office, enterprise content management system Producer is being used to connect each individual site and give a bird’s eye view of everything happening on each screen, in real time, across the festival.
Screenwriter and Producer are specifically built to handle large numbers of titles over multiple screens with ease, and SSIFF, with around 200 titles and over 250 prints played over 10 days, is a great showcase for the software’s key features. Festival organisers can view all content across all sites from one central point with Producer, as well as being able to access and control any screen directly. Last minute content and schedule changes can be easily managed with simple drag and drop, with automatic content transfer to ensure the right content is on the right server when it is needed.
KDM management for festivals can be a time-consuming test of logistics, but with Screenwriter venue and festival managers can see in advance any shows, which may have KDM problems, while there is plenty of time to fix the issue. KDM delivery is also made simple, with the ability to upload KDMs centrally and have them automatically sent to the right screens.
Eric Stevens, commercial director of Arts Alliance Media said, “It’s an honor for us to be asked to partner with San Sebastian once again, and it’s a real testament to how useful the festival found the software last year that they now see Screenwriter and Producer as an integral part of ensuring a great experience for festival-goers.”
AAM software has also been used to power other film festivals including Toronto, Moscow, Filmfest Munich and Leipzig’s Filmkunstmesse.
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