Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced today that the Toronto International Film Festival®
(TIFF) has equipped the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the festival’s newly constructed
year-round home, with a full suite of Dolby® cinema technologies.
The TIFF Bell Lightbox is outfitted with Dolby 3D, Dolby Digital Cinema, and
Dolby Digital surround sound.
International Film Festival has raised the bar for viewing and sound quality at
film festivals with the new TIFF Bell Lightbox, complete with the latest Dolby
technologies,” said Bill Allen, Senior Director, Production Services, Dolby
Laboratories. “The international film community can rest assured that its films
will be presented at the TIFF Bell Lightbox the way the directors envisioned.
The state-of-the-art complex is now a permanent fixture in downtown Toronto.”
The TIFF Bell
Lightbox includes a Dolby Show Library, Dolby Screen Servers, Dolby CP650 and
CP750 Digital Cinema Processors, DMA8Plus Digital Media Adapters, and a Dolby
3D playback system.
In addition, Dolby
Production Services will be onsite at TIFF to ensure that audiences receive the
best possible entertainment experience. Dolby has worked closely with TIFF over
the past two decades and will be calibrating sound and enhancing image quality
at all of the TIFF venues. Dolby has also partnered with TIFF to provide
participants with the technology and expertise to convert their films into industry
standard DCI Digital Cinema Packages for digital playback at the festival.
“Technical innovation and the
history of cinema are inextricably linked and Dolby has always been at the
forefront of the industry. In as much as an institution such as ours has an
artistic vision and mandate to represent the best of cinema, it also requires a
technical vision to match.” said Andrei Gravelle, Technical Manager, TIFF.
At this year’s
festival, Dolby 3D will be used to present the world premiere of Cave of Forgotten Dreams
legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog. Herzog puts 3D technology to a profound use,
taking audiences back in time over 30,000 years as he films inside the Chauvet
caves of southern France,
capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their
astonishing natural setting. The premiere will be held at the TIFF Bell
Lightbox 1 at 9:45 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2010.
Toronto International Film Festival will run from September 9–19 at venues
throughout Toronto, Canada. The TIFF Bell Lightbox will
open on September 12, 2010. For more information on the Toronto International
Film Festival and the TIFF Bell Lightbox visit www.tiff.net