Hong Kong, China, 11 April 2016 – Global digital cinema leader Barco is proud to announce the use of its DP2K-20C DLP projector at the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF). The projector was used for screenings at the Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium from 1 to 4 April 2016.
With the DP2K-20C, digital cinema pioneer Barco continued to bring cutting-edge projector technology to one of Asia’s most celebrated arts and culture events.
This compact, fully-integrated digital projector ensured complete reliability by combining projector and media-server functionalities. Besides superb image processing and it provided easy maintenance and operation while keeping costs to a minimum.
Where exceptional films meet exceptional technology
Barco has a legacy of providing top-notch, digital, moviegoing experiences at film festivals around the world for many years. This year’s HKIFF partnership came hot on the heels the recent Berlin International Film Festival (‘Berlinale’), where Barco’s Flagship Laser projector screened a selection of films at the Friedrichstadt-Palast, Europe’s largest show theatre.
Among the films that were shown on the DP2K-20C at HKIFF include, As I Open My Eyes (France/Tunisia), Macbeth, (Britain), The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Germany) and The Taste of Youth (Hong Kong) by award-winning director Cheung King-wai. The movie made its World Premiere at HKIFF.
China full speed ahead in digital cinema
“Not only does the Hong Kong International Film Festival showcase the breadth of Chinese cinema, it features talent from around the globe,” said David Lu, VP and Managing Director for Barco Greater China. “Their films deserve to be shown on the most innovative quality equipment, and Barco’s technology ensures a first-class moviegoing experience. It is our sincere pleasure to help these artists bring their films, their labors of love, to audiences from around Asia and indeed, from all over the world.”
“As one of Asia’s most reputable film festivals, the HKIFF takes pride in highlighting exceptional films from around the world,” said Roger Garcia, Executive Director of HKIFF. “To respect the film-makers’ original visions and offer our audiences a great movie experience requires technology that delivers superior images, colors and contrast. We are delighted with the Barco quality and we know that audiences will be as well.”
“As a projection-technology company, we are also avid film enthusiasts,” Lu added. “We are committed to developing products that show movies as the film-makers intended. All our projectors offer unprecedented image quality, no matter if the theater seats 2,000 people or two.”
The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is one of Asia’s most reputable platforms for film-makers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch new work and experience outstanding films. As a competitive event, the HKIFF serves as a platform for international film exchange, to promote better understanding between global cultures and to discover new talents from around the world.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.029 billion euro in 2015.
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