Find Companies:
Digital Cinema Technology Oct. 21, 2016
Please Login

RSS News
RSS Info About RSS


# 1999 Hughes JVC

Skip Navigation LinksStart / Menu > Find Press Releases > Full Press Release
Kortrijk—Jan 28, 2013

Barco and Berlinale Celebrate Partnership Anniversary: "It's Been A Wonderful 10 Years"

Digital cinema pioneer Barco is proud to partner with the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) for the 10th consecutive year. Since 2003, Barco has guided the film festival into the digital age, providing an ever-increasing number of Barco digital cinema projectors. This year’s 63rd edition, from 7 till 17 February 2013, will see 19 Barco projectors in action, including the brand-new compact DP2K-10Sx projector, specially developed for small theaters.

Barco began its inspiring journey with the Berlinale in 2003, when the festival started preparations to go digital. The first digital screening at the Berlinale took place in 2004, using two Barco digital cinema projectors. “Barco has always been our first choice,” explains Dagmar Forelle, Head of Sponsorship at the Berlinale. “When we analyzed the merits of the various equipment providers on the market, we found many positive reviews about Barco. We’ve never regretted our choice of Barco. Over the past ten years, the positive vibes have been confirmed, over and over again.” 

Same mission, same drive 
“We are proud of our long-term partnership with the Berlin International Film Festival, and of successfully guiding them into the digital age,” says Tim Sinnaeve, Market Director Digital Cinema at Barco. “Barco supports the Berlinale's mission of promoting film in all its variety, and strives to help inspire audiences through innovative cinema technologies such as digital projection and 3D sound.” 

Dagmar Forelle: “Looking back, I see ten years of wonderful cooperation, in spite of the many challenges that are typical of a film festival. A festival is so much more than just making films look good on screen. The organization is complex. Barco offers us great quality equipment and the best technical support. No doubt all these experiences also inspire them when they start working on a new product or upgrade for their projectors. It’s a win-win situation.” 

Showcasing the DP2K-10Sx 
This year, the Berlinale will première Barco’s DP2K-10Sx projector on the German-Austrian-Swiss market. The DP2K-10Sx is a compact and fully integrated digital cinema projector, specially designed for smaller theaters, independent cinemas and art-houses. Ove Sander, Technical Manager Digital Cinema: “At the Berlinale we screen a lot of films in small theaters. Up until last year, about 15 to 20% couldn’t be shown digitally, because the digital projectors were too big to fit the projection booth. Barco’s new DP2K-10Sx changes all that and lets us take a big step forward. In 2013, around 90% of the films will be projected digitally at the festival.” 

About the Berlin International Film Festival
The public program of the Berlin International Film Festival shows about 400 films per year, mostly global or European premieres. Films of every genre, length and format find their niche in the various sections. The Berlinale is a great cultural event and one of the most important dates in the calendar for the international film industry. Around 300,000 sold tickets, almost 20,000 professional visitors from 130 countries, including about 4,000 journalists: art, glamour, parties and business are all inseparably linked at the Berlinale. The most important meeting-point is the European Film Market (EFM). Around 400 companies and 8,000 professionals from 90 countries build and foster contacts here, strengthen their position in the industry or negotiate film rights. In 2013 the EFM will screen 718 films of which a total of 566 are going to be market premieres.
Barco Contacts:
Media Contacts:

Alison Maxson
Press and PR contact Americas
Barco NV
Telephone +1 916 471 6914

Stephanie Vlegels
Press and PR contact EMEA
Barco NV
Telephone +32 56 36 81 66

Anna Miao
Press and PR contact APAC Growth
Barco NV
Telephone: +886 2 7715 0229

Samira Tang
Press and PR contact Greater China
Barco NV
Telephone +86 10 5650 2098
Logo: Barco Digital Cinema About Barco Digital Cinema: Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.029 billion euro in 2015. 

Barco is one of three licencees of Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology. TI developed DLP Cinema™ technology working in close cooperation with Barco and others in the movie industry, to develop Cinema Projector and support systems based on DMD™ technology, to meet the requirement of studios, film distributors and exhibitors alike.
Barco Digital Cinema Directory page Barco Digital Cinema Web Site
Similar Press Releases
More PR About: Shows and Events More
Learn More About:
Countries: Germany More
More Barco Press Releases: Oct 20, 2016 Cinesystem Cinemas in Brazil Becomes First “All-Laser” Theater in Latin America, Powered By Barco Oct 17, 2016 Santa Rosa Entertainment Group Elevates Immersive Cinema Throughout Southern California Theater with the Barco Lobby Experience Oct 13, 2016 Barco Presents Latest Laser Projection Innovations at ShowEast 2016 Sep 21, 2016 National Amusements, Inc. and Barco Establish Strategic Partnership to Convert All Showcase XPlus Auditoriums to Flagship Laser Projection Sep 19, 2016 Megabox Chooses Barco’s Flagship Laser Projector for its "Full Premium Auditorium" in Starfield Hanam, Korea Aug 24, 2016 Cinépolis Expands Digital Cinema Partnership with Barco Across the Globe Aug 23, 2016 Barco’s DP2K-20CLP Laser Phosphor Projector Receives Award at BIRTV2016 Jul 25, 2016 Barco, Clover Solutions and Maze to Revive Movie Industry in Myanmar with 100 Digital Cinema Projectors Jul 18, 2016 Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall Among Exclusive Group of Theaters to Offer New Barco Escape Three-Screen, Panoramic Movie Watching Experience Jun 24, 2016 Egypt Discovers the Future of Cinema, as Barco Escape Is Soon to Debut at Galaxy Festival City Cinemas Jun 23, 2016 Russian GRINN FILM Multiplex Is the First in Central and Eastern Europe to Go All-Laser and All-AuroMax Jun 22, 2016 Barco’s Immersive Sound Achieves New Momentum as Standardization Efforts Continue Jun 22, 2016 Kinepolis Group Opens Europe’s Very First All-Laser Cinema Theater Jun 21, 2016 Barco Sets World Première in UAE, with the Largest All-Flagship RGB Laser Cinema Jun 21, 2016 Barco Continues to Lead Global Conversion to Laser Cinema Projection Jun 16, 2016 Barco Showcases the Future of Cinema at CineEurope 2016 Jun 10, 2016 Barco Acquires Canadian, MTT Innovation Inc. May 27, 2016 Barco Officially Inaugurates its Brand-New ‘One Campus’ in Kortrijk Apr 13, 2016 Barco and Diversified Team Up to Deliver the Ultimate Cinema Lobby Experience Apr 12, 2016 Barco Escape Adds to Fast-Growing Movie Content Slate, Inks Deals to Produce Multiple Titles for Three-Screen, Panoramic Format More
©Copyright 2003 - 2016 WHMCC, LLC. All rights reserved.   | Contact | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement