Founded in 1982, The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a
not-for-profit cultural organization that operates the internationally
acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and year-round
programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre.
VIFF is among the five largest film festivals in North America, screening films
from more than 70 countries on nine screens.
The festival spans sixteen days, from September 27, 2018
to October 12, 2018. QSC equipment is utilized in all seven venues, including
the hearing assistance equipment in The Centre for the Performing Arts, the
location of the opening and closing gala screenings. The project was
particularly challenging because The Centre Theatre was not designed as a
cinema. There are three seating levels in the 1800-seat theatre, and all of the
equipment needed to be installed within two days. Proper coverage throughout
the seating areas was challenging, but was accomplished using QSC IR
“The technical goal is to continually make improvements
to the presentation, become more inclusive to all festival goers, and partner
with a manufacturer who has the same vision as VIFF regarding playback quality.
This goal will be met in select venues this year, and we hope to increase the
accessibility service, and respective quality, to all venues in the coming
years,” says Matt Kunau, Technical Director at VIFF.
QSC is a proud sponsor, as VIFF is a festival designed
for the benefit of people who love films and the people who make them.