the world’s leading provider of end-to-end digital cinema technology partnered with the
33rd Mar del Plata film festival which was held in Argentina from
November 8 -18. Qube Wire was the official
choice for DCP digital delivery and content distribution.
The 33rd Mar del Plata
film festival is organized by the
National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts, INCAA, and is accredited by
the Fédération International des Associations des Producteurs de Films (FIAPF).
Its main venue is the Auditorium Theatre
- located at Boulevard Marítimo, city of Mar del Plata, province of Buenos
Aires - where the opening gala, closing night and official competition
screenings were held.
The festival included the
International Feature Films Competition, the Latin American Competitions (features and short films), the Argentine
Competitions (feature and short films), the Altered States Competition and the
Work In Progress section for Argentine productions. This was in addition to various sidebar screenings
This year the festival consisted of
more than 400 screenings across 10 venues.
There were almost 300 titles chosen from 35 countries. There were also many
special activities, including master classes by Lucrecia Martel, Jean-Pierre
Léaud, Valeria Sarmiento, Patricia Mazuy, Léos Carax and Mark Berger.
“Overall, we had a
great experience using Qube Wire. Being our first time with the platform, and
purposely encouraging producers and distributors to use digital delivery for
their movies, we found a great support from the Qube team and their local
partner Full Dimensional Entertainment SA. Most of the deliveries were smooth
and every issue that cropped up was dealt with quickly and carefully at the
same time. We are looking forward for extending our collaboration in
the future.” commented Ariel Ledesma Becerra,
Technical Coordinator of Mar del Plata film festival.
Full Dimensional Entertainment SA is a partner of Qube Cinema in Latin
America and it was one of the first companies to provide DCP mastering in Latin
America. The company’s founder, Sergio Neuspiller, is one of the biggest
promoters of digital cinema in this region. Full Dimensional Entertainment SA
in association with Celuloide Digital SA represents, installs, and provides
local support for some of the leading global brands like Dolby, NEC, JBL,
Crown, Severtson, and Klipsch.
“Understanding the difficulties of content
delivery in our region, we had been testing and evaluating satellite and fibre
optics solutions for electronic DCP distribution for the last six years,” said
Sergio Neuspiller, President of Dimensional Entertainment SA, “We found that
Qube Wire was the only solution which was able to cover the dramatic
differences found in different regions and countries of South America. Qube Wire offered enough flexibility to be
effective for a small local movie and a big Hollywood release. We are proud to
be Qube Wire’s local partner and we are doing our best to let producers,
distributors and exhibitors know the benefits of this amazing electronic
The Qube Wire
network for movie distribution has now expanded to 134 countries, including
both developing and mature markets. The platform’s newest
features include broadband and satellite delivery to theatres, Wire
Safe™, SMPTE FLM format support, and What’s-on-Wire (WOW).
Qube Wire has been chosen as a
distribution platform by some of the leading international film festivals such
as the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, New York Indian Film Festival, MAMI
Film Festival and International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa. Qube Cinema
is currently exploring partnerships with international film festivals all over
About Qube Wire :
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About Qube Cinema, Inc.
Qube Cinema,Inc. is a provider of end-to-end
digital cinema technology and solutions. The company draws on decades of
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Mar del Plata Film Festival :
The 33rd Mar del Plata
Film Festival is organized by the
National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts, INCAA, and it is accredited
by the Fédération International des Associations des Producteurs de Films
(FIAPF), being its main venue the Auditorium Theatre -located at Boulevard
Marítimo, city of Mar del Plata, province of Buenos Aires-, where the opening
gala, closing and the screenings of the Official Competition films was held.
The goal of the Festival, given its
international nature, was to show a substantial and assorted number of foreign
feature films and to welcome their corresponding delegates, thus contributing
to the development of culture and international film industry and its promotion
in Latin America. In addition, the Festival is intended to serve as a
springboard for the local film industry that, after over a century, is heading
towards artistic and technical renewal.
The Festival included the
International Feature Films Competition, the Latin American Competitions,
feature and short films, the Argentine Competitions, feature and short films,
the Altered States Competition and the Work In Progress section for Argentine
productions, apart from different sidebar sections and retrospectives.
For further information, visit http://www.mardelplatafilmfest.com/en