Belgium, Angleur —Jul 12, 2006
XDC Official Technical Partner of Locarno International Film Festival for digital cinema
XDC has just signed a 3-year partnership agreement with Locarno International Film Festival for all the digital cinema activities from encoding the movies up to the screenings during the Festival.
“After the Cannes Film Festival for which we are Official Partner, it is now Locarno that is going digital. We are very proud to be able to assist the Festival management team in their digital efforts. All producers have now the opportunity to screen their movie digitally with the best technology available today on the market” says Fabrice Testa, XDC Marketing & Operations Coordination Manager.
XDC will operate state of the art equipment for all the digital movies selected in the official programme of the Festival. “The Festival has opted for experience and know how with XDC” adds Sandrine Remy, XDC Area Sales Manager, who continues “XDC also gives the Festival the assurance of a maximum of flexibility and efficiency in the routing and the quality control of the digital content. Indeed, XDC has a recognized experience and know-how in digital workflow operations.”
As Official Technical Partner, XDC is providing all the necessary equipment and will assure the technical support for all the digital screenings. For this year, Auditorium Fevi and Teatro Kursaal are digitally equipped. The projectors DLP CinemaTM which will be installed into these theatres are compliant with the requirements of the DCI and are today all in 2K resolution. The XDC servers are perfectly well suited to the specifications presently used for digital film distribution. Everything has been implemented in order to be compliant with the norms which are progressively applied for worldwide digital cinema roll out.
“The collaboration between XDC and Festival “Image & Sound” team has offered the opportunity to achieve this project with all the assurances of quality and reliability required by all the parties.” concludes Patricia Boillat, Image & Sound Supervisor for Locarno Festival.