Kinoton has been chosen to equip the cinemas of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, with digital projection technology. Along with other partners, Kinoton will supply premium D-Cinema projection solutions and comprehensive service and support. Kinoton will ensure a brilliant cinema experience at the World Culture House of the Berlin Congress Hall, the CineStar Cubix theatre, and the Martin Gropius Building.
Four Kinoton Digital Cinema Solutions are being specially tailored to meet the festival’s requirements. Professional installation and setup are being done by Kinoton's expert service engineers. Kinoton is also equipping the prestigious Friedrichstadt Palace and the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, a first-time Berlinale venue, with analog film projectors.
Kinoton's CEO, Christoph Dobler, is very pleased that the Berlin International Film Festival is also banking on Kinoton projection technology. "The Berlinale’s standards of quality are very high, and its technical requirements are exceedingly demanding. The people in charge of the festival insist on perfect pictures and sound at the showings, failsafe projection equipment, and reliable technical support. The fact that they have opted for our Digital Cinema Solutions and our comprehensive service and support is a genuine vote of confidence."
The Berlin International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious events in the international film industry. More than 19,000 industry representatives from 115 countries are expected to attend the Berlinale this year, and with nearly 300,000 tickets sold so far, it is also the world's largest public film festival. The 2012 Berlinale will screen some 400 movies, most of which are international or European premieres. They range from large international cinema productions across art house and independent movies to short films.
The other activities associated with the Berlin International Film Festival are also very exciting. The European Film Market (EFM) for example, will attract about 400 companies and 7,000 trade visitors from 90 countries interested in making new contacts and cultivating existing ones. The EFM will also screen quite a number of film productions at various venues around Berlin, including the Martin Gropius Building, which also features a Kinoton Digital Cinema Solution.