Rooftop Films and Arts Brookfield will be co-presenting three free screenings on the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center). The screenings will take place July 28, 29, and 30, with live musical performances preceding each of the films.
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The Louvre Museum in Paris has selected Cinemeccanica France to supply and install a 6P CineCloud Lux laser projector and media server. The system, part of the Pyramid project, will be dedicated to the projection of arts, animation and various presentations related to the museum activities.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced the official launch of The Vista Project, a competition that will identify emerging talent in the creative and engineering realms and support future filmmakers in developing interactive cinema experiences. Open exclusively to students enrolled in a two- or four-year accredited university-level undergraduate or graduate program, the competition will award five finalists with $5,000 to create a 10-minute short that could serve as a template for a long-form interactive cinema experience.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has opened registration for the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition scheduled for October 25-27 in Hollywood, California. The event begins with the daylong SMPTE 2016 Symposium on October 24. Early bird rates are available now through August 20. SMPTE 2016 will also celebrate the Society's 100th anniversary.
Following on from the worldwide 2015 success of the United Nation’s Project Everyone global cinema campaign #WeHaveAPlan, Unique Digital is providing ongoing support for the 2016 initiative #WhatIReallyReallyWant. The new advertising will launch in cinemas on the July 22 and will call on people to share #WhatIReallyReallyWant on social media, igniting a campaign to encourage mass public support for the rights of girls and women worldwide.
The sixth annual Downtown Tyler Film Festival will be held September 21-24 at Liberty Hall in Tyler, Texas. "Our film festival had very humble beginnings and has grown into an international event, attracting films from Tyler, throughout Texas, across the U.S., and around the world," said Beverly Abell, City of Tyler Main Street department leader.
Cinema Equipment and Supplies announced today that Wehrenberg Theatres, the oldest and largest family-owned movie theater chain in America, has chosen and deployed Cielo, CE+S’ cloud-based monitoring and support platform, across Wehrenberg’s 213-screen circuit.
The Gold Coast International Film Festival is now accepting submissions of short and feature films for its 2016 festival in November through Film Freeway. The festival returns to Great Neck, New York November 10-15 for its sixth anniversary.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the Cinema Industry Research – Scandinavia report to their offering. The countries of Scandinavia and the Baltic region have very different cinema markets with attendance rates ranging from among the lowest in Western Europe to the highest in Iceland, and some potentially fast-growing markets in the Baltic States.
The New York Film Critics Series has partnered with SpectiCast to promote soon-to-be-released films and live, in-theatre events featuring celebrity interviews at the nation’s leading cinemas. The two companies have teamed up to create and distribute exciting new projects, which promote the vitality of going to the movies.