Unique Digital are proud to support the BFI at this year’s BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express, with a suite of digital cinema solutions designed to streamline the delivery and operation of all 400+ screenings. The Basekey™ KDM distribution service, developed by Unique Digital Ltd, will provide both BFI staff and their distributor partners a seamless process for managing and delivering the specially encrypted keys in time for each presentation.
Basekey provides cinemas, distributors and content media houses with a secure and automated system to manage and deliver keys to any digital cinema site equipped with a Rosettabridge™ theatre management system (TMS) or MovieTransit™ client. Packages of keys are uploaded by distribution partners and managed via a secure web service portal and each TMS automatically pulls down only the keys required for the DCI compliant playback servers on its site by continuously polling for changes and updates.
“We approached the team at Unique to help with this year’s festival as the delivery and management of KDM’s had caused such a headache for us last year”, commented Richard Boyd, Head of Technical BFI Southbank and Festivals, adding “each cinema hosting this year’s screenings has a different range of digital equipment and network setup, but Unique Basekey’s solution not only provides an automated solution direct to each but also provides my management team on-line access to manage and monitor every KDM being distributed. We look forward to making full use of the system throughout the event.”
About the BFI
The BFI is the lead body for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive by:
• Connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema
• Preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world for today and future generations
• Championing emerging and world class film makers in the UK
• Investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work
• Promoting British film and talent to the world
• Growing the next generation of film makers and audiences
The BFI London Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival is an iconic international film festival that supports London’s position as the world’s leading creative city. It presents the best new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. It provides career-enabling opportunities for British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes.