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Rain Digital Theater Network Presentation

Founded in 2002, Rain Network is a Brazilian company that has created a solution for independent cinema market by interconnecting theaters in a digital network. With offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York and London, the company currently transmits, by satellite, films in digital format to more than 120 screens. In December 2005, Rain Network has joined forces with Emerging Pictures (, to form Rain US, a collaborative venture for digital distribution and exhi...

Experience_Sound Track

  This Audio Track is coming from my short "Experience (2005)", a short film made as a student project in my first year at the Concordia University in fall 2005.   5:44 minutes (5.24 MB)

The New Frontiers of Digital Distribution

Friday, June 16----The new frontiers in distribution of documentary films has been a running theme at the SILVERDOCS International Documentary Conference. While other topics such as film financing, working with non-profits and foundations, and producing for public television are rather evergreen and non-changing from years past, the arena of distribution is on fire, with a number of panels pointing to incredible new opportunities for documentary filmmakers to reach wider audiences. On Thursday ...

Amnesia SoundTrack

This is the sound track from the film Amnesia... 6:55 minutes (6.33 MB)

"One Last Dance" was One good Last Singapore film for the week

Last night I went to see the Singapore film, "One Last Dance" at the Tous les Cinemas du Monde Theatre. The director Max Makowski came into the small theatre (that almost looks like it is made with tin foil from the outside) and presented the film himself. The film was about the revenge of an assassin, but there was a lot more to it than a series of murders. The movie was full of metaphors and symbolism, along with an artistic and exciting style of cinematography and camera movement, making ...

Sheffield Documentary Festival has a new director

Sheffield International Documentary Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Director. Heather Croall, formerly Director of the Australian International Documentary Conference, will start in post early April. Heather’s career in the Australian screen industry has included working as a company director, independent documentary producer, festival director and consultant. Heather has also worked for government film funding agency the South Australian Film Corporation, has ga...

Online indian content for VOD with Google video

Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest factual content aggregator from South Asia (with 750, 000 digital and 35 mm stills in its archives, and over 3000 hours of broadcast factual and travel content) has started exploring international distribution of its content on the online video market. As the result a contract with Google, for the first time ever, factual Indian content (along the lines of National Geographic or Discovery, but entirely Indian in origin and creation), is now available onli...

What is changing in the cinema with the advent of digital?

What is changing in the cinema with the advent of digital? And what are the effects on exhibition? The second day of the exhibitors’ training course “DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas”, taking place at the moment in Kuurne, Belgium, goes right to the heart of the matter. The exhibitors’ voices, with their questions and their expectations, were heard thanks to Jan Van Dommelen, representing Unic (the federation of national exhibitors’ associations) and Enrico Chie...

DigiTraining Plus courses: New Technologies for European Cinemas

DigiTraining Plus courses: New Technologies for European CinemasThird Edition: Kuurne, Belgium, 5 – 9 April 2006MEDIA Salles has prepared a 5-day course offering a full overview of the financial, business and technical issues surrounding digital transition: Change to digital: why? Will I be able to increase my cinema’s potential? What problems will I encounter and who will help me solve them?Unique opportunity to exchange opinions with other exhibitors in an international setting, bring your...

Europe: after experimentation Panorama on D CInema status in Europe

Editorial by Elisabetta Brunella, Secretary General of MEDIA SallesAt the Berlin Film Festival, MEDIA Salles kept its appointment with the cinema community that pays the closest attention to economic and technological developments in the sector, presenting the 2005 final edition of the “European Cinema Yearbook”.As well as the first previews of the overall results of cinema-going in Europe in 2005, the prominent data in the Yearbook includes the situation of screens equipped with DLP CinemaT...

MEDIA Salles: for the first time at Berlin with data on cinema-going

For the first time MEDIA Salles anticipates the publication of data on cinema-going in Europe in 2005 at the Berlin Film Festival, including it in the “2005 final edition” of the “European Cinema Yearbook”.The interpretation of this data shows that the last few months of 2005 – which saw a general recovery in cinema-going – proved unable to change the fate of a year marked by negative results. Throughout Europe and the Mediterranean Rim there was a decided decrease in audiences. On a...

Content 360 a new interactive initative from MIP-MILIA

MIPTV featuring MILIA 2006, today announces the launch of “Content 360” – a new international competition to commission innovative, interactive content and applications for mobile and broadband. The winning projects will receive a share of a minimum €75,000 development fund. MIPTV featuring MILIA takes place in Cannes, France, April 3-7.Organised in partnership with the UK’s public broadcaster, the BBC, and the Korean Broadcasting Commission (KBC), Content 360 will invite multimedia an...

Manson's first feature on Lewis Carroll to premiere in Berlin

MARILYN MANSON In Berlin to Unveil His Directorial DebutOne of rock's most enigmatic figures, gothic rocker Marilyn Manson journeys to the Berlin Film Festival this weekend to launch his directorial debut feature film "Phantasmagoria - The Visions of Lewis Carroll", in which he will also star as Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pseudonym, Lewis Carroll, and best known as the author of 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' and other books of exquisitely whimsical humour.The film will sh...

DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas

MEDIA Salles, the initiative on behalf of European cinemas, with the support of the MEDIA Programme and the Italian Government, is promoting the third edition of the exhibitor training course:“DigiTraining Plus: New Technologies for European Cinemas”Kuurne, Belgium5 - 9 April 2006in collaboration with BARCO,to be held at Barco headquartersMain topics:The present state of the European and international market for digital screeningOverview of technologiesExhibition and DistributionDigital Cine...

CES launch of Sonic Debuts First DVD on Demand System for Electronic Sell-through of Movies

Sonic Debuts World's First DVD on Demand System for Electronic Sell-through of Movies and Television ContentLAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- Jan. 5, 2006 New AuthorScript DVD on Demand Software Development Kit Enables Secure Download and Burn of Premium Video on Set-top, Desktop, and Enterprise Platforms Sonic Solutions(R) (NASDAQ:SNIC) today introduced AuthorScript(R) DVD on Demand(TM)(DoD), the world's first software development kit (SDK) for secure, managed download-and-burn of video to DVD. Bui...

Technicolor Digital Cinema test plans with Century Theatres

Thomson through its Technicolor Digital Cinema business, announced it has reached a strategic understanding with Century Theatres, Inc., one of America’s largest national theatre circuits, to install DCI-compliant digital projection systems in Century-owned and operated screens. Under the terms of the understanding, Technicolor Digital Cinema will install digital projection equipment beginning with a beta-test deployment of 90-120 screens in the first quarter of 2006. It is Thomson’s intent...

HDFEST Concludes 2005 Tour with LA awads Moving Malcom

The HDFEST 2005 World Tour concluded this past weekend in Los Angeles after HD festival events this year in London, Helsinki, Hameenlinna, New York, and South Florida. This past weekend's festival took place at the ETC Digital Cinema Lab at the Hollywood Pacific Theatre and Dolby Laboratories Larry Umlang Presentation Theatre II in Burbank. HDFEST's Los Angeles Event was presented by Intel and included HD movie screenings, panels, seminars on HD filmmaking and digital technology, parties, and th...

HDFEST High Def Festival highlights

The schedule for HDFEST, the world's only high definition film festival, was released today. Staged at the ETC Digital Cinema Lab at the Hollywood Pacific Theatre and the Dolby Laboratories' Larry Umlang Presentation Theatre II in Burbank, the festival will include screenings of High-Def movies, panels on High-Def filmmaking, festival parties and the HDFEST 2005 Deffie Award Ceremony.HDFEST Los Angeles is the final event in the 2005 HDFEST World Tour, which included previous events this year in ...

Undiscovered Gems receive theatrical distribution in the US

While an astonishing number of American independent features and documentaries are receiving at least a token theatrical distribution in US theaters, there are many deserving films that are falling through the cracks. These films may have won a slew of awards at prestigious festivals, been invited all over the world to screen outside their home country, and even secured enthusiastic reviews in the trade press, but in the end, they go undistributed.A group of six of these “Festival orphans” a...

Fox to supply digital film for D Cinema

Fox has signed a deal to provide its films for Christie/AIX, the joint venture between Christie and AccessIT.Disney was the first studio to cut a similar deal with Christie.In its first long-term commitment to digital cinema, Twentieth Century Fox (“Fox”) has reached an agreement to supply its feature films to digital cinema projection systems deployed by Christie/AIX, a unit of Access Integrated Technologies (“AccessIT”) (AMEX:AIX). For Fox, this “first-of-a-kind” distribution arran...

Disney commits to delivering film to DCI compliant theatres

The Walt Disney Studios' distribution arm Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (BVPD) and Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. ("AccessIT") (AMEX: AIX) Christie/AIX unit have entered into a groundbreaking non-exclusive agreement to supply feature films from Walt Disney Pictures and Touchstone Pictures to DCI-compliant digital projection systems to be deployed by Christie/AIX. Christie/AIX will install between 2,500 and 4,000 systems throughout the United States and Canada over the next two years.Ju...

DCI finalizes D Cinema system requirements and specs

Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI)venture was formed in March 2002. The purpose of DCI is to establish and document specifications for an open architecture for Digital Cinema components that ensures a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability and quality control.DCI members include Disney, Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal and Warner Bros. Studios. Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) has completed the final overall system requirements and specifi...

Dolby selects the Christie CP2000 2K for 50 US D Cinemas

DOLBY CHOOSES CHRISTIE 2K DIGITAL CINEMA PROJECTORS TO INSTALL IN SELECT THEATRES NATIONWIDE WITH DOLBY DIGITAL CINEMA SERVERSChristie, first in DLP Cinema™ projection, announced that Dolby Laboratories has selected the Christie CP2000 2K resolution DLP Cinema projectors for more than 50 specially selected theatres in the U.S. market. Alongside Dolby® Digital Cinema servers, Christie’s projectors will enhance the movie-going experience by bringing more light to screens for brighter and clea...

Digital Conference at the Montreal World Film Fest

International Digital Conference at the Montreal World Film FestivalThe Montreal International Digital Market will hold a series of conferences on digital distribution and exhibition August 29 -30 during the 2005 Montreal World Film Festival.The International Digital Conference will sum up the state of digital distribution and exhibition, examine experiences of distributors and exhibitors worldwide and will look at the different strategies to be implemented in the coming year.The International D...

Cinema Expo 2005 highlights:

CINEMA EXPO, less than three weeks away, is to be held from June 27-30, 2005 in Amsterdam. Always a must-attend event for all members of the motion picture cinema industry, this year's convention promises to be an exciting forum that will once again allow exhibitors and distributors the chance to network and focus on the future state of the industry and the all-important upcoming releases. Cinema Expo 2005 highlights: Screenings A terrific line-up of diverse films includes:"War of the Worlds" (...


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