Xpand Provides 3D for 60th San Sebastián Film Festival

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Sun, 10/14/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Xpand 3D provided the 3D cinema system through for the 60th San Sebastián Film Festival in San Sebastián Spain. Regional partner Kelonik handled the project for Xpand. This year’s San Sebastián Film Festival featured Dustin Hoffman Tommy Lee Jones Ewan McGregor John Travolta Oliver Stone Benicio del Toro Ben Affleck and Catherine Deneuve receiving Donostia Awards. The Festival also included screenings of Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild David Frankel’s Hope Springs Oliver Stone’s Savages and Ben Lewin’s The Sessions. The San Sebastián Film Festival also featured the world premiere of The Art of Flight 3D and the European premiere of Storm Surfers 3D both of which are sponsored by Red Bull. Both films were screened in the Velodrome which features a 25x11-meter screen and seats approximately 3 500 people. Kelonik outfitted the Velodrome with an Xpand 3D system featuring Xpand’s classic X101 active 3D glasses. “The Art of Flight 3D and Storm Surfers 3D both demonstrate the amazing possibilities of the 3D cinema experience with stunning photography fast-paced action and innovative content ” said Maria Costeira CEO of Xpand 3D. “Xpand 3D cinema systems allow the artists who created these works to truly realize their visions by enabling the audience to see 3D the way it is meant to be seen.” “Xpand systems are the only way we can deliver the highest quality 3D while also maintaining the highest quality in 2D projections on the giant screen at the Velodrome during the Festival ” said Tomas Naranjo managing director of Kelonik.