Earlier this week Cinionic was named Innovator of the Year by the Advanced Imaging Society during its 10th Annual Lumiere Awards at the Steven J. Ross Theater on the Warner Bros. studio lot. The event recognizes outstanding international achievement in the creation of immersive storytelling using advanced visual technologies.
Cinionic took home the annual Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for the company’s technical innovation and service leadership in cinema. Wim Buyens, CEO of Cinionic and former General Manager of Barco’s Entertainment division, accepted the award in front of studio executives, filmmakers and technology luminaries all with the same mission as Cinionic: to move the cinema industry forward.
“Last year we introduced Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture providing innovative cinema solutions and business models, primed to create the entertainment destinations of the future,” said Buyens. “As we look ahead, we see a landscape changing thanks to diversity: diversity in content, viewing options, industry voices, audiences and in enabling technologies. With more screens and larger audiences craving content, this is a moment of growth for all of us in entertainment. We look forward to being the company that further provides solutions and helps future-proof the industry and keep audiences coming back for more.”
In addition to Innovator of the Year Cinionic was also recognized by AIS in December during its 9th Annual Lumiere Technology Awards for the Cinionic and Barco HDR Light Steering Cinema Technology. This is the second year in a row Barco technology has been recognized by AIS for its cinema solutions. Last year, the company also took home the Technology and New product Award for its 4K laser-illuminated projector, and in total has received four Lumiere honors. Other winners include leading technology companies Apple Inc., IBM, and Google.
Previous winners include Jon Favreau, James Cameron, Darla Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee, Victoria Alonso, and Jeffrey Katzenberg.