In 2005, IDIFF has strongly innovated with the
creation of workshops dedicated to acquisition and colour grading. In 2006,
IDIFF continues its development and largely invests the fields of distribution
Overcome the weakness of the digital offer
The deployment of digital cinema suffers from the weakness of the content offer,
in particular out of European films. It thus appears necessary to create a
platform that allows owners of contents adapted to large screens to propose them
to exhibitors equipped in digital.
The first International Digital Film Market inaugurated within the framework of
IDIFF 2006, is an answer to this issue.
Distributors are invited to reference for free the films for which they have an
encoded version or a digital intermediate (easy to encode).
The market stands on four activities:
- The publication of a catalogue giving for each content:
o The type of the work
o The mastering format
o The media available
o The languages available
o The subtitles available
o The coordinates of the right owner
o The coordinates of the technical contact o ...
- A market place constituted of stands
- A day of conferences specific to distributors and exhibitors, organised on
February 2 by the city of Cannes
- Access to the screenings organised, in the evening, in the auditorium Louis
Lumière of the Palais des Festivals
A requirement: quality
On the technical level, the market prolongs the spirit of IDIFF since its launch
in 2003, which is resolutely turned towards quality. That’s why the market is
mainly dedicated to projection in 2K.
On the content level, the market endeavours to propose varied and quality films
representative of current productions.
Who is concerned?
European exhibitors who have or intend to invest in digital projection will meet
the following content owners:
- Catalogue managers
- Right holders of live events
- Advertising agencies
They are invited to reference, for free, their films in the catalogue of the
market. A form is available online on the site www.idiff.org.
What kinds of films are presented?
The contents presented within the framework of the market are encoded in digital
or can easily be (from a digital intermediate or an HD master). It consists in:
- Unreleased films
- Classic and restored films
- Live events
Created in 2002, the International Digital Film Forum is a unique event in
Europe, entirely dedicated to digital cinema, from creation and post-production
to diffusion. This event, which accompanies the development of digital
technologies throughout the whole chain of cinema, takes place every year, on
February, in the Palais des Festivals of Cannes around the triptych “Exhibition
– Conferences – Screenings”.