Dolby Exclusive Digital Cinema 3D Provider to Toronto Film Festival

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Wed, 09/23/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Dolby Laboratories was the exclusive digital cinema server and 3D provider of the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival which was held September 10–19 at venues throughout Toronto Canada. For the first time the festival was outfitted with Dolby 3D when it presented the North American premiere of Joe Dante’s The Hole. Dolby’s production services team installed Dolby Digital Cinema and Dolby 3D and also calibrated the sound and image of all participating festival venues. In addition Dolby support staff was onsite during the festival to ensure that audiences got the best possible experience and that filmmakers could accurately share their creative vision whether they used film or digital cinema in 2D or 3D. “The Toronto International Film Festival prides itself on delivering filmmakers the highest quality and latest cinema innovations ” says Andrei Gravelle Technical Manager TIFF. “The addition of Dolby 3D brought a new dimension to the festival and I know audiences were enthralled by the premium viewing experience the Dolby 3D solution provides.”  In addition TIFF outfitted four festival venues with Dolby Digital Cinema equipment. Dolby’s New York–based Production Services team created digital cinema packages for a number of films to be shown digitally for the first time in a fully equipped Dolby Digital Cinema environment. “Working closely with the Toronto International Film Festival over the past two decades Dolby has seen the festival evolve into one of the premier industry events in the world ” says Bill Allen senior director production services Dolby Laboratories Dolby Digital Cinema