Cinema Technology Feb. 24, 2018
Register & Log in

# 1937 RCA

RSS News
RSS Info About RSS

Skip Navigation LinksStart/Menu > Find News > Refresh this page
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:

Camille Burch Camille Burch
Press and PR contact Americas
Barco n.v.
Telephone +1 678 584 2379

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

Vickie Yueh Vickie Yueh
Press and PR contact APAC & GRC
Barco nv
Telephone +886 2 8771 0228

Logo: Barco Digital Cinema About Barco Digital Cinema: Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2016, we realized sales of 1.102 billion euro. We have a team of 3,500 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

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
Learn More About:

Share this page:
More Barco News:
Dec 14, 2017 Barco Receives the Technology Innovator Award at CineAsia 2017
Dec 4, 2017 Barco Joins Forces with Strategic Partners to Advance the Delivery of Dedicated and New Cinema Solutions
Oct 25, 2017 Cinépolis Plaza Satélite Cinema Becomes First “All-Laser” Multiplex in Mexico Powered By Barco Smart Laser Projectors
Oct 23, 2017 Barco Achieves Milestone of 100 All-Laser Cinema Multiplexes Installed Worldwide
Oct 19, 2017 Barco Invites Theater Owners to Experience the Future of Cinema Today at ShowEast 2017
Oct 16, 2017 Cinemark Theatres First to Adopt Single-Source Solution for In-Theater Media Marketing with “One Network Alliance” Digital Lobby Experience
Aug 9, 2017 Galaxy Theatres Selects Barco Laser Projectors to Upgrade its DFX Premium Movie Experience Auditoriums
Jun 20, 2017 Barco Details Traction of Laser Roll-Out: Growing Number of Cinema Exhibitors Trust Barco Laser Projection to Deliver Amazing Movie Experiences While Reducing Operating Costs
Jun 19, 2017 Coca-Cola joins Barco Lobby Experience at CineEurope
Jun 15, 2017 Barco’s Two New Smart Laser Projectors Allow Large-Screen Cinemas to Benefit from Low TCO
Jun 14, 2017 Barco Turns its Vision for the Future of Cinema into Reality at CineEurope 2017
Apr 20, 2017 Futureworks (India) Joins the Revolution By Trusting in Barco 4K Cinema
Apr 11, 2017 Barco Helps Awaken the Force at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 as the Official Laser Projection Provider
Mar 30, 2017 Barco to Install its Flagship Laser Fleet Across All Reel Cinemas Screens in Dubai
Mar 30, 2017 CMX Opens First All-Laser Illuminated Theater on the US East Coast with Barco Smart Laser Cinema Projectors
Mar 29, 2017 The Recall, Starring Wesley Snipes, Set to Premiere on June 2nd in Barco Escape Theaters Across North America
Mar 28, 2017 Lotte Cinema (South Korea) Illuminates the World’s Biggest Screen with Flagship Laser Projection By Barco
Mar 28, 2017 Central Cinema Brings Smart Laser Cinema Experience to Japanese Audiences
Mar 27, 2017 Barco Leads Global Movement to All-Laser Projection for Cinema, Driving Industry’s Adoption of the Technology as the New Standard in Movie Exhibition
Mar 24, 2017 Barco Launches Smartcare 10-Year Light Output Guarantee to Offer Exhibitors Peace of Mind
©Copyright 2003 - 2018 WHMCC, LLC. All rights reserved.   | Contact | Terms of Use | Privacy Statement