The 23rd Openlucht (Open Air) Film Festival in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands presented seven nights of blockbuster movies with 3.1 cinema sound provided by a Meyer Sound Leopard linear sound reinforcement system. Recently acquired by Aukes Theatertechniek of Amsterdam, the Leopard system delivered power and clarity for nightly audiences of 1,500 in a secluded forest meadow outside the city. Covering an audience area 40 meters wide by 60 meters deep were full-range left, center, and right channels of four Leopard line array loudspeakers each, supported by an under-screen array of six 900-LFC low-frequency control elements.
The Gent-based Kinepolis multiplex is featuring Barco laser projectors during Film Fest Gent October 12-25. Eight festival movies will be screened on Barco laser, including the opening and closing movies. The Walk, the 3D retelling of tightrope artist Philippe Petit's 1974 walk between New York's twin towers.
On the day of its world premiere at the 38th Mill Valley Film Festival, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Green Day have announced a collaboration with Abramorama, Reprise Records and Vimeo to distribute the documentary, Heart Like a Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot. Abramorama will release the film theatrically in the United States on more than 135 screens on October 15 followed by an exclusive Vimeo On Demand release the next day, October 16.
Rough Riders Studios’s feature documentary South Bureau Homicide will be making its world premiere at the 2015 Saint Louis International Film Festival November 14 at the Hi-Pointe Backlot Theatre. Special screenings for the community are being set up in St. Louis and in the neighboring community of Ferguson.
The fifteenth annual Valley Film Festival has announced its complete line-up and opening night screening. VFF returns in full force with a five-day festival showcasing 40 of the best independent films, from the valley and from around the world, October 21-25 at Laemmle NoHo7 in the NoHo Arts District.
The final entry deadline is October 14th for the 13th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Widely recognized as the premier venue for non-fiction film in the American West, the event accepts entries in all documentary forms and styles.
The World Premiere of Sony Pictures' Concussion — starring two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith, written and directed by Peter Landesman, and produced by Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman and Elizabeth Cantillon — will be the Centerpiece Gala of AFI Fest 2015 presented by Audi. The event will take place at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on November 10.
The inaugural GlobeDocs Film Festival will premiere on October 7 celebrating documentary films and filmmakers and inspiring audiences to experience all that Boston has to offer as a cornerstone of documentary filmmaking in the United States. The five-day documentary film festival is a signature event of HUBweek, a week-long celebration of the integration of art, science and technology, taking place in Boston October 3-10.
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.
Leading international creators, producers and financiers working in interactive media, film, television, publishing advertising, and the arts will come together at Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum in London from October 13-16.