This year marks the 25th anniversary of CineEurope, the most important convention and trade show dedicated to cinema operators in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. More than 3,500 attendees from distribution, exhibition, equipment and concessions will descend upon the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain from June 20-23 to help celebrate the silver anniversary.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers revealed further details today about the Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age conference keynote addresses by Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of Advanced Micro Devices and Ron Sanders, president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment Distribution. Scheduled for June 27-28 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, California, and subtitled The Race Is On, ETCA 2016 will explore the impact of emerging technologies on the delivery of a compelling connected entertainment experience.
After 37 years in Manhattan, IFP’s signature event, IFP Film Week is moving across the river to Brooklyn. The event will set up shop in DUMBO anchored around its headquarters, the Made in NY Media Center By IFP. Since its downtown beginnings as the Independent Feature Film Market in 1979, IFP Week has evolved into a must-attend gathering for the global storytelling community. It remains the only international co-production market for film – and now television, web-based, and VR projects – in the United States, with over 150 projects from over 22 countries curated and presented as scripts and works-in-progress each year.
The cinema lobby experience will be among Barco’s highlights during the Digital Signage Expo, which is being held March 16-17 in Las Vegas. Barco’s interactive digital signage technology for movie theaters, turns lobbies into revenue-generating entertainment centers. The centerpiece of the effort is the Barco Lobby Experience, which enlivens the lobby with animated box office and concession boards, interactive movie posters, and dynamic trailer presentations that drive engagement from the moment customers enter the theater.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is seeking proposals for technical papers for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition October 24-28 in Hollywood, California. The proposed papers must be informational and address technical theory, research, innovations, applications, or practices specific to any of the evolving technologies associated with the media technology industry. Initial abstracts must be submitted online no later than April 22.
The Sim Group is hosting leading manufacturers of cameras, lenses, sound, grip and lighting, post-production gear and workflow systems today at the 11th Annual Sim Technology Showcase in Toronto. The popular event provides members of the production and post-production communities with a unique opportunity to examine innovative new products, witness leading-edge technology demonstrations and find out from the experts how these new tools and workflows can benefit their businesses.
The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, and Russian film consultancy Nevafilm, are organizing a free conference January 27 during the 18th CSTB 2016 in Moscow. A networking drinks reception will follow the conference. The Observatory and Nevafilm will present their new report on the Russian television and video on demand market. This new report will be available free for download following the conference.
Alongside the full conference at the 2016 Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat, attendees can participate in the Innovation Zone, the evolution of the HPA Tech Retreat Demo Room. The Innovation Zone, a curated area presented in a space designed for learning and discovery, now focuses on products and technologies that are new to the market.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced that the newly crafted NAB Show's The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and especially into the future. Scheduled for April 16-17 during the 2016 NAB Show, the refocused technical conference will examine this topic with an emphasis on the work and inspiration of the industry's newest generation of filmmakers. Registration for the conference opened on December 21.
At the CineAsia 2015 tradeshow in Hong Kong December 8–10, Dolby will showcase a full range of integrated, end-to-end post-production, audio, and imaging solutions for the cinema industry.