Venice, Italy—Sep 11, 2009
XpanD Returns to Venice Film Festival as Official 3D Supplier
XpanD, a worldwide authority in 3D cinemas and technology platforms, has been selected by the Venice Film Festival as the Official 3D Supplier to deliver their new line of X101 active glasses to be used during an impressive series of 3D screenings.
Among those 3D movies selected by the film festival to be shown, The Hole, from director Joe Dante (expected release 2010) will be a major highlight. The 3D influence will also include Toy Story 1 & 2 from the Walt Disney Motion Pictures and Pixar studios, Daimon (a 2007 production) and Cock-Crow (2009) directed by David Zamagni and Nadia Ranocchi.
XpanD will provide several 3D systems and over 2,500 active glasses glasses, which deliver the most sophisticated technology in today’s marketplace. Achieving the highest levels of light efficiency on a standard white screen, coupled with the most flexible and adaptive hardware to any DCI-compliant projector, XpanD has set the 3D standard in film festivals and exhibitions worldwide.
Maria Costeira, XpanD’s CEO says “After the UP world premiere in Cannes earlier this year, we’re very honoured to be able to bring our expertise to the Venice Film Festival. 3D movies have inevitably grown in the global programming arenas and the Venice Film Festival is a fantastic showcase for the XpanD brand. This is further exampled with the organizers awarding the most ‘creative 3D movie’ for the first time in the festival’s history.”
“We are very happy to team with Cinemeccanica for the projectors and with Digital Darwin which will supply the Qube servers” adds Bernard Collard, VP Sales & Business Development. “Through this joint collaboration, we can demonstrate the efficiency of the XpanD system with any state-of-the-art DLP cinema installation.”
Festival Director, Marco Müller, concluded, “3D is going to become more and more important for the cinema industry and I’m very proud that our festival has decided to highlight this new technology. XpanD is certainly a worldwide reference which can only enhance our successful initiative.”