Christie has been named the official technology partner of Big Cine Expo 2018, which will take place at the Sahara Star, Mumbai, August 28-29. Christie has supported Big Cine Expo, the only cinema trade show specifically for India, since its inception in 2016. As the official technology partner, Christie will make available the latest cinema technologies and industry-leading solutions in the support of Big Cine Expo.
“We are very excited and thrilled to have Christie, the global market leader in visual and audio technologies, as our official technology partner at Big Cine Expo,” said Raghavendra T, director, Big Cine Expo. “It’s a great pleasure to join forces with them once again at our annual convention to showcase the best films that Indian cinema has to offer. Even though this is the third edition of Big Cine Expo, it is the first time that we are bringing the event to Mumbai – the home of Bollywood films – and we look forward to presenting superior cinematic visuals to the delegates using Christie’s renowned projection solutions.”
Rajesh Patkar, director of sales, cinema, Christie India said, “It’s a great pleasure to formalize our support of Big Cine Expo as we look forward to support the further development of this event as the preeminent cinema show in the region, and a critical opportunity for industry professionals to keep abreast of local and global developments in our industry. With more than 62,000 installations across the globe, Christie’s unique wealth of knowledge and experience in cinema places us in good stead to meet the changing requirements of filmmakers, production houses and exhibitors, as well as audience demands for epic cinematic experiences.”
Dale Miller, executive vice president, cinema, Christie added, “The Indian film industry is amongst the most sophisticated cinema markets; addressing a breadth of diversity, cultures and interest unique to the region. It is a vibrant and creative industry of which we are proud to be an active supporter. Christie remains strongly committed to the cinema market in India, and we are well-positioned to leverage on the rapid growth of this industry.”
Among the highlights of the two-day convention is the IMAX Big Cine Awards 2018 (www.bigcineawards.com), the most prestigious award among the cinema exhibition ecosystem that covers all aspects of cinema exhibition. Each award winner will be selected by a polling and TheatreWorld jury. The list of awards includes India’s Top Multiplex Chain of the Year, Best Multiplex Theatre of the Year, Best Single-Screen Theatre of the Year, Best Adapted Single-Screen to Multiplex Cinema, Innovative Technology of the Year, Best Technology Adopter of the Year, Most trusted Brand of the Year, and Special Achievement Award.
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