Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, a qualifying film festival for the annual Academy Awards and one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals, will be held June 11 in Tokyo.
Harkness Screens has announced that senior vice president sales & marketing (Asia) Preetham Daniel has taken on new responsibilities in addition to his existing role. As well as managing Harkness’ expansion in Asia, which has seen significant growth, Daniel will focus on supporting Harkness’ global customers and partners. In addition, Chaitanya Patel is joining the Harkness commercial team in Bangalore.
MBO Cinemas is currently building Malaysia’s first all-laser theater, exclusively powered by Barco laser projectors. It will feature one flagship laser projector and nine laser phosphor projectors. The new landmark movie theater in Kuala Lumpur is the first of many more to come.
Huallywood Film Studios, a giant studio park currently under construction in Hualien County, Taiwan has forged an alliance with Swiss-headquartered WCPMedia Services to deploy its cloud-based media asset management infrastructure.
The Asian premiere of director Ang Lee’s highly anticipated film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk took place November 2 at Vieshow Cinemas Qsquare in Central Taipei. The theatre was outfitted for the event with customized dual-head Christie Mirage 4KLH RGB laser projection system.
The 11th Seattle South Asian Film Festival closed Sunday with a screening of the tender comedic drama Waiting (2015) from Indian director Anu Menon (London Paris New York, X: Past is Present). Short filmmaker Saad Khan was on site to talk about his short film Brother, Omar Mateen (2016), which engages with the intersection of sexuality, religion, and extremism in the aftermath of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. After a filmmaker Q&A and before the festive Closing Night Gala that followed, the SSAFF 2016 Audience Awards in three categories were announced.
Mocha Chai Laboratories, Singapore’s first fully integrated digital film lab, has installed the Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system in its dubbing theater to provide the best possible cinematic audio capabilities for post-production tasks. The dubbing theater, which is fully equipped with audio post-production and 4K color grading facilities, is fully compliant with the DCI-standard.
Barco partner Clover Solutions signed a multi-million deal with Maze for the installation of up to 100 Barco digital cinema projectors across Myanmar. The agreement is part of an ambitious project to revitalize Myanmar’s film industry. In the course of two years, 100 new cinemas will be built across the country
Wanda Cinema will open Dolby Cinema theatres in Asia in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing, and Jinan, it was announced today. “We are transforming the movie experience in China with Wanda,” said Doug Darrow, senior vice president, cinema business group, Dolby Laboratories. “With powerful image and sound technologies and unique design, Dolby Cinema is one of the best places to see a movie. We look forward to captivating audiences in China who seek the very best quality in entertainment and to bringing Dolby Cinema to more cities with Wanda Cinema Line.”
Christie is proud to serve as the exclusive digital projection partner of the Shanghai International Film Festival for the eighth consecutive year. The festival runs June 11-19. Currently in its 19th year, the SIFF is known as China’s only non-specialized competitive international film festival accredited by the Paris-based Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films. The festival kicked off in style with the screening of Cold War II – the long-awaited sequel to the 2013 smash hit starring Chow Yun-fat and Aaron Kwok, while Korean-Chinese co-produced melodrama Sweet Sixteen will close the event. The Christie Solaria CP4230 DLP 4K Digital Cinema Projector is once again given the honor to screen both films at this prestigious event, attended by numerous international and regional celebrities.