Christie Supports Manhattan Short Film Festival

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Fri, 10/03/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Christie returned for the 11th straight year as the exclusive digital projection sponsor of last month’s annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. As the founding sponsor of the international festival Christie provided its Roadster HD18K 3-Chip DLP projector to screen the 12 festival finalists in MSFF's new location on Spring Street in New York City.

 According to festival director and founder Nick Mason the festival continues to grow in popularity every year with audiences exceeding expectations worldwide.  This year there were 429 entries from 42 countries from which twelve finalists were chosen.  The finalists were screened in theaters located across four continents and cities that range from Saint Petersburg in Russia to St. Kilda in Melbourne Australia.  An estimated global audience of more than 100 000 will determine the winners by voting for their favorites.   The Manhattan Short Film Festival unites audiences of every culture and nationality through the most creative short films in the world says Mason. Christie has played an integral role in our phenomenal growth.  They are among the pioneers in the industry that anticipated the impact of digital technology and supported innovative venues like MSFF where the new 
generation of filmmakers is making their mark.

 Reflecting on the caliber of entries in the festival Mason noted that three of last year's finalists went on to screen at the Sundance Film Festival in which one won; another was later nominated for an award by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts; and the third went on to receive an Oscar nomination.

 The Manhattan Short Film Festival was the first of its kind to fully embrace digital technology and reach out directly to theaters around the world that were going digital says Kathryn Cress vice president global and corporate marketing Christie. As a global leader in digital cinema Christie is committed to inspiring filmmakers everywhere helping to expand the community of artists in new and exciting ways.
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