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Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world's single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.



Dolby Laboratories has been a leader in developing many groundbreaking technologies and advancing the science of sight and sound for more than 50 years. Based in San Francisco with offices around the world, Dolby, through industry-leading research and engineering innovation, is expanding creative possibilities and enhancing collaborative relationships spanning musicians, filmmakers, and other artists as well as with businesses and consumers globally. Along with its partners, Dolby creates and delivers incredibly vivid experiences transforming entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, on the go in mobile devices, and at work. Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make entertainment experiences more realistic and immersive. By giving everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular, Dolby is ideally positioned to transform the future of audio, voice, and imaging experiences worldwide.



USHIO manufactures the highest-quality digital cinema projection bulbs available. USHIO xenon short-arc lamps boast a spectrum that is closer to natural sunlight than that of any other artificial light source. In addition to commercializing products for search and spot lights, which demand precise, powerful white beam lamps, USHIO became the first in the world to develop a xenon short-arc lamp exclusively for large scale, theater-use movie projectors.



SHARP NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of SHARP NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. SHARP NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses.



Strong Cinema, a segment of Ballantyne Strong, Inc., consists of:

Strong Technical Services (STS) that offers a comprehensive suite of cinema-focused services, including installation, maintenance, and technical support, to exhibitors throughout the United States.

Strong/MDI Screen Systems Inc. one of the world's leading cinema screen manufacturers that produces and sells specialty screens, screen support structures, and other film exhibition equipment for customers globally.  





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These days, it’s no longer just about technology, it’s about experiences – WOW experiences. We are a team of cinema and technology experts from around the globe – Barco, ALPD, and CGS – who help you in creating surprising experiences.  We combine innovative cinema technologies with our unique and comprehensive service models to guarantee your peace of mind. So you can focus on new ways to surprise and delight your customers for years to come. Together, we engage to deliver a world-class cinema experience - the one you’ve been waiting for.





DTS:X transports you into a new dimension of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences. Be prepared -- this improved lifelike immersion and heightened realism makes horror movies scarier, comedies more laugh-out-loud, and car chase scenes even more intense. Movies are being shown with DTS:X sound at an ever-growing number of theaters in the U.S., China and Europe.





QSC Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. Our “SystemSynergy” design approach ensures that the entire system, from source to sound, delivers an audio experience as intended by the filmmakers. Beyond cinema audio for the movies, QSC also provides complete audio systems with network control and monitoring for other areas in the cinema entertainment complex, such as lobbies, concession, food service, arcades, and bowling centers.



GDC Technology is a leading manufacturer and provider of cinema equipment and solutions including cinema automation systems, cinema servers, cinema enterprise software, cinema storage, cinema audio solutions, and cinema projectors that meet the highly demanding performance, security and reliability requirements established by motion picture studios.



Industry Partners



The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 37 countries in Europe and neighboring regions.​ ​





The EDCF is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that aims to act as a "Forum" to discuss key issues surrounding Digital Cinema in Europe. The purpose of EDCF is to provide a basis of common understanding across all European territories of the business and technical matters of digital cinema. 



The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. promotes interactive dialogue and information exchange between cinema-related entities with the goal of resolving issues affecting the overall cinema presentation. Founded in 1978 by Eastman Kodak VP Ken Mason, membership is composed of its four charter trade organizations - International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - along with over 40 member companies, made up of trade organizations, motion picture studios, exhibition companies, manufacturers, technical consultants, and other industry stakeholders.
 




For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. 



The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and lasers. The ICTA promotes technological advancements in the motion picture industry through educational seminars and programs. The ICTA logo stands for excellence and professionalism and when on a member’s letterhead signifies that the company is reliable, competent and committed.

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CineAsia 2021 has been scheduled for Dec 6-9th 2021 in Bangkok.  Check links for the latest  information. 



CineEurope 2021, has been re-scheduled for October 4-7 in Barcelona.  CineEurope promises to bring you another year with the very best in exclusive studio screenings and product presentations, cinematic technologies and innovations and educational seminars to keep your business on top of industry trends.



ShowEast 2021,  scheduled to be held in Miami from Nov 8-11, 2021 at Loews Miami Beach, features a range of exclusive product presentations and screenings from both Independent and Major Hollywood studios to help you make important programming decisions for the 4th quarter box office.  Powerhouse seminars offer valuable insight from top executives on the latest industry trends and concerns; while our EXPO experience offers delegates a glance at the latest and best technologies, entertainment, services, comforts, and conveniences to make their theatres must-attend destinations.  ShowEast’s International program draws a large contingency of Latin and South American delegates – more than any other convention of its kind. A one and a half day program dedicated to the latest content and concerns and within this rising region.



CinemaCon 2021 has been scheduled for August 23-26, 2021 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Check the links below for the latest information. 



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BERGEN, Norway —Oct 25, 2006

“Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas” becomes first digital 3D film to screen in Scandinavia

NORDIC project enables European premier of re-mastered Disney classic at Bergen International Film Festival
Scandinavian audiences got their first ever taste of the digital 3D future of movies when BVI's "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas" had its European premier at the Bergen International Film Festival (BIFF). The unique screening was enabled by the NORDIC (NORway's Digital Interoperability in Cinemas) project, and was seen by a captivated audience of 265 at the Magnus Barfot Cinema on Saturday 21 October. The film will next screen during the Big Cinema Day (Den Store Kinodagen) November 4th in Bergen. Norway currently has the second highest installation base of Hollywood-grade digital cinema equipment in all of Europe.

“Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas” was first released in 1993 and it became an instant holiday classic. It is the first ever feature film by a Hollywood studio to be re-mastered for digital stereoscopic projection and viewing. Audiences with special light-weight glasses are able to see the action with a depth and colour comparable to watching the original models from which the original stop motion animation was created.

“It is thrilling to be able to offer audiences the opportunity to re-experience 'Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas' in stunning Disney Digital 3D,” commented Buena Vista International Norway’s MD Inger Warendorph. “Disney has a long and proud history of technical innovation and supporting digital cinema, of which this is the latest example.” Walt Disney became the first studio to release a digital 3D film widely when computer animated hit “Chicken Little” was screened on over a hundred screens in the United States, Europe and Asia in the autumn and winter of 2005. Next summer the studio plans to continue its ground breaking work with the release of “Meet The Robinsons” in Disney Digital 3D.

“Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas” premièred in Norway the same weekend that it was released in the US, where it earned $3.3m from a limited number of sites and broke the house record at Disney's own El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. “We are extremely proud that Norway is the first country in Europe to screen this film in digital 3D,” commented Tor Fosse the Festival director, “We believe that the importance of digital cinema will only grow for audiences and directors, which is why we are keen to showcase all aspects of it here at BIFF,” he added.

The digital presentation was enabled by the NORDIC project, whose integration partner Unique Promotions supplied the active glasses from NuVision. These glasses allow the film to be projected on the existing cinema screen, rather than replacing it with an expensive special silver screen installation. Unique Promotions's Director of Technology Dave Spilde pointed out that “the NORDIC project aims to prove that different types of technology and content can be made to work together to give cinema audiences an experience that cannot be matched by film.” The NORDIC project currently operates 12 digital screens throughout Norway, with three more to come, and has shown films from both Hollywood studios and local distributors. Unique were the first to demonstrate digital 3D cinema content in Norway during the Haugesund Film Festival on August 21st and at an earlier special screening in Bergen.


About Film Web: Norwegian cinema trade body FILM&KINO has approved funding for the NORDIC (NORway's Digital Interoperability in Cinemas) project, which will prepare the country for a complete migration to digital cinema, in line with DCI-specifications and future SMPTE standards. The project brings together Norway's leading experts in the field, including on-line ticketing portal Filmweb, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, telecom and pay-television operator Telenor, installation and service company Hjalmar Wilhelmsen and digital cinema advertising pioneers Unique Promotions/Unique Digital, as well as all of the major exhibitors and cinemas across Norway. Film Web Directory page
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