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Is it born a new attention to the history of cinema?

wednesday 23 september 2015 - 02:00

L'Immagine Ritrovata is a highly specialised film restoration laboratory. It was born and developed thanks to the good work of the Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna. Today, L'Immagine Ritrovata is an international point of reference in the field, due to its development of methodologies, its constant research work and the vast range of its activities in the restoration of world cinematographic heritage. The equipment with which the laboratory is furnished - facilities that include all workflows, from 4K to photochemical - is at the forefront of technological innovation and is designed for the restoration of film from every cinematic age.

Charlie Chaplin Archive the official catalogue and information site of and about Charles Chaplin's very own and painstakingly preserved professional and personal archives, from his early career on the English stage to his final days in Switzerland. Over 75 years of handwritten and printed documents, photographs and press clippings spanning the career of the cinema's most universal man and shedding light on how he worked, played and lived, but particularly how he worked. From the first handwritten notes of a story line to the shooting of the film itself, stage by stage documentary evidence of the development of a film, or a project that never even became a film. Poems, lyrics, drawings, programmes, contracts, letters, magazines, travel souvenirs, comic books, cartoon strips, praise and criticism, good times and bad .... the vast online catalogue will eventually list them all so you can see what's there and even read some documents.

 
 

Can movies take a cue from reality and be more interesting?

tuesday 15 september 2015 - 16:04

lorenzovigas

 

The South Americans have swept the 72 th edition of the Venice International Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion at the Venezuelan Desde allá, the debut of Lorenzo Vigas, and the Silver Lion at El Clan dell'argentinto Pablo Trapero. He was prophetic festival director Alberto Barbera when, had pointed to South America as the creator of the film at the most interesting, with the East down.

 

The Venezia 72 Jury, chaired by Alfonso Cuarón and comprised of Elizabeth Banks, Emmanuel Carrère, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Diane Kruger, Francesco Munzi, Pawel Pawlikowski and Lynne Ramsey having viewed all 21 films in competition, has decided as follows:

 

Golden Lion for Best Film to: DESDE ALLÁ (FROM AFAR) by Lorenzo Vigas (Venezuela, Mexico)
Silver Lion for Best Director to: Pablo Trapero for the film EL CLAN (Argentina, Spain)
Grand Jury Prize to: ANOMALISA by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson (USA)
Coppa Volpi for Best Actress: Valeria Golino in the film PER AMOR VOSTRO by Giuseppe Gaudino (Italy)
Coppa Volpi for Best Actor: Fabrice Luchini in the film L'HERMINEby Christian Vincent (France)
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor to: Abraham Attah in the film BEASTS OF NO NATION by Cary Joji Fukunaga (USA)
Award for Best Screenplay to: Christian Vincent for the film L'HERMINE by Christian Vincent (France)
Special Jury Prize to: ABLUKA (FRENZY) by Emin Alper (Turkey, France, Qatar)

LION OF THE FUTURE – "LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS" VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM Lion of the Future –
"Luigi De Laurentiis" Venice Award for a Debut Film Jury at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, chaired by Saverio Costanzo and comprised of Charles Burnett, Roger Garcia, Natacha Laurent and Daniela Michel, has decided to award:
Lion of the Future – "Luigi De Laurentiis" Venice Award for a Debut Film to: THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER by Brady Corbet (United Kingdom, Hungary) (ORIZZONTI) as well as a prize of 100,000 USD, donated by Filmauro di Aurelio e Luigi De Laurentiis to be divided equally between director and producer

ORIZZONTI AWARDS The Orizzonti Jury of the 72nd Venice Film Festival, chaired by Jonathan Demme and composed of Anita Caprioli, Fruit Chan, Alix Delaporte and Paz Vega having viewed the 34 films in competition has decided to award:
Orizzonti Award for Best Film to: FREE IN DEED by Jake Mahaffy (USA, New Zealand)
Orizzonti Award for Best Director to: Brady Corbet for THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER by Brady Corbet (United Kingdom, Hungary)
Special Orizzonti Jury Prize to: BOI NEON (NEON BULL) by Gabriel Mascaro (Brazil, Uruguay, The Netherlands)
Special Orizzonti Award for Best Actor to: Dominique Lebornein the film TEMPÊTE by Samuel Collardey
Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film to: BELLADONNA by Dubravka Turic (Croatia)

Venice Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2015 to: E.T.E.R.N.I.T. by Giovanni Aloi (France)

VENEZIA CLASSICI AWARDS The Venezia Classici Jury, chaired by Francesco Patierno composed of 25 students of Cinema History, chosen in particular from the teachers of 12 Italian Dams university programmes and from the Venice University of Ca' Foscari, has decided to award:
Venezia Classici Award for Best Documentary on Cinema to: THE 1000 EYES OF DR. MADDIN by Yves Montmayeur (France)
Venezia Classici Award for Best Restored Film to: SALÒ O LE 120 GIORNATE DI SODOMA by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1975, Italy, France)
Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 2015 to: Bertrand Tavernier
Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to The Filmmaker Award 2015 to: Brian De Palma
Persol Tribute Visionary Talent Award 2015 to: Jonathan Demme
L'oréal Paris per il Cinema Award to: Valentina Corti

 
 

Could movies take inspiration from reality and be more interesting?

saturday 12 september 2015 - 15:23

mr.six_veniceLao pao er (Mr. Six) by Chinese director Guan Hu is the closing film of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.

The screening is scheduled on 12 September at 9:00 pm in the Sala Grande theater at the Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido.

 

The film is the story of Mr. Six, a notorious streetwise hooligan in Beijing when he was young.

After 30 years, he is diagnosed with heart disease and lives by himself in a hutong.

One day, his son, Xiaobo, is taken by a group of rich kids after offending them. Enraged by the gang's unruly customs, Mr. Six summons his old pals and plans to apply some old-fashioned tactics to get his son back.

Time may have softened their edge, but the fire in their hearts still rages on.

No matter how much the world changes, a man must always stay true to the person inside.

 

The film stars Feng Xiaogang, considered to be the Steven Spielberg of Chinese film, singer and actor Kris Wu, one of the most cherished personalities by the Chinese youth, and Zhang Hanyu, a protagonist in the cinema of Tsui Hark and Peter Chan.

The actor Feng Xiaogang is one of the most charismatic and successful Chinese film's director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He's considered by some critics the Steven Spielberg of Chinese cinema.

Also starring Kris Wu Chinese-Canadian singer and actor and one of the most loved by the younger generation of Chinese and Zhang Hanyu, star of many films directed by Feng Xiaogang itself, but also active in Hong Kong cinema (with Tsui Hark and Peter Chan ).

 

Director Guan Hu commented on this film: "Years ago in Beijing, I remember everybody lived peacefully despite inadequate resources. Somewhere in the city, there was always a fair and popular neighborhood peacekeeper, preserving the tranquility of the hutong. He protected the residents not only from the wild teenage troublemakers, but also from any malicious outsider. He just stood there with a gentle smile on his face, garnering the warmest respect from everyone around him. But as time flies by, he now curls up in an unassuming corner of a bustling commercial street. He tries not to reminisce about the good old times, but still cannot fight the feeling of being outdated and inadequate in a modern and rapidly changing society. Knowing that he cannot return to the past, he suppresses his grief and lives on. However, when a new generation of troublemakers cross the line, he finally erupts in a fury and strikes back with all his strength, defending not only his own dignity, but the dignity of a generation long past. Mr. Six is exactly a story like this."

 
 

The 2015th Venice International Film Festival and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award.

monday 31 august 2015 - 21:00

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French director Bertrand Tavernier is the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (2 - 12 September 2015).

The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta,upon recommendation of the Director of the Venice Film Festival Alberto Barbera. In his recommendation to the Board of Directors for the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, Alberto Barbera writes: "Tavernier is a complete, instinctively non-conformist, staunchly eclectic auteur..."

The importance that Tavernier attributes to filmmaking as a craft merges with two components:

his love for classic American films and the ability to entertain and his innate passion for political and social themes.

Altought, the attention payed to the Tradition of Quality with certain distinctive characteristics:

-an attentiveness to solid narrative foundations; -a careful construction of his characters;

-an inclination to psychological introspection;

-a recurrent literary substratum makes his films so remarkably personal and original".

Tavernier was born in Lyon, the son of Geneviève (née Dumond) and René Tavernier, a publicist and writer, several years president of the French PEN club.

He says that his father's publishing of a wartime resistance journal and aid to anti-Nazi intellectuals shaped his moral outlook as an artist. According to Tavernier, his father believed that words were "as important and as lethal as bullets".

Tavernier wanted to become a filmmaker since the age of 13 or 14 years. His early work was dominated by mysteries, but his later work is characterized by a more overt social commentary, highlighting his left-wing views and presenting a critical picture of contemporary French society).

In 1984 he won the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival for A Sunday in the Country (Un dimanche à la campagne).

He has won four César awards (the French Oscars).

Tavernier won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Festival for his debut feature-length film The Clockmaker (L'horloger de Saint-Paul, 1974), inspired by Simenon.

He has presented at the Venice International Film Festival, Round Midnight in 1986 (which won an Oscar for Best Original Score and a Best Actor nomination for the American saxophonist Dexter Gordon).

He won the BAFTA for best film in a language other than English in 1990 for Life and Nothing But and a total of four César Awards. He has presented at the Venice International Film Festival the detective film L. 627 in 1992.

In 1995, his film L'Appat (Fresh Bait) won the Golden Bear Award at the 45th Berlin International FIlm Festival. Four years later, his film It All Starts Today won an Honourable Mention at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.

His film The Princess of Montpensier competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

 
 
Locarno Film Festival 2015: the representation of "daily life" and the audience of movie-theater and of cinema.
monday 24 august 2015 - 01:06

hong_song-sooHere we would like to congratulate the winner of the "Golden Leopard" received at the 2015 Locarno Film Festival - Hong Sang-soo. Many of Hong's films have received critical acclaim for the director/screenwriter's portrayal and depictions of everyday human relationships. 
Therefore, we'd also like to share with you what he sayed in an interview with Adriano Ercolani in Locarno, after he received the prize.

 

A.E. : "Do you think cinema has to keep showing the truth, the reality about human feelings and connections, just like you do with your movies?"

 

H.S. : "It's very important I guess because it's all we are interested in. We want to know always more about ourselves, about life and how to go through it. Nobody can really capture the essence of life. Nobody can say "I have found the essence, the definition of life." Human beings are influenced by so many things that distract, we are not qualified to capture the essence of life. Everything we can do is discovering a little bit, and little by little."

 

Notable among the awards Hong has received are the Prix "Un Certain Regard" at the Cannes Film Festival 2010 for "Hahaha, the Silver Leopard Award for Best Director at the Locarno Film Festival 2013 for "Our Suhni" and the top prize Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival 2015 for "Right now Worng then"

 

Hong Sang-soo (born October 25, 1961) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

Hong Sang-soo began his film career at Chung-Ang University in South Korea, before moving to the United States where he received his bachelor's degree from the California College of Arts and and his master's degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Hong made his official directorial debut at age 35 with The day a pig fell into the Well in 1996. Praised by South Korean critics for its originality, the film received several awards domestically and internationally, including three for best new director.

 

 

 
 
Locarno 2015: "And the winners are ..."
tuesday 18 august 2015 - 23:50

goldleopard

 68th Locarno Awards 2015

and the winners are ...

 

Throughout its 67 year history, the Festival del film Locarno has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals. Every August, for eleven days the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, right in the heart of Europe, becomes the world capital of author cinema.

 

 

The nominees are be presented and prized in the ceremony

Sunday, August 16, 2015,

at the Piazza Grande in Locarno.

 

Each August, the entertainment community and film fans turn their attention to the Locarno Awards.

 

Thousands of film fans and industry professionals meet here every summer to share their thirst for new discoveries and a passion for cinema in all its diversity.

At Locarno they find a quality programme, rich, eclectic, surprising, and where emerging talent rubs shoulders with prestigious guests.

 

The audience is the soul of the Festival, as exemplified in the famous evenings on the Piazza Grande, whose magical setting can accommodate up to 8,000 filmgoers every night.

Geographically located in Swiss at the crossroads of three great European regions, (Italian, German and French), Locarno is, precisely because of its enormous and multi-cultural audience, a unique launch platform for new films from all over the world.

 

" 68th Locarno"

View the list of winners ...

 

 

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

 

Best Film:

JIGEUMEUN MATGO GEUTTAENEUN TEULLIDA (Right Now, Wrong Then)

by HONG Sangsoo, South Korea

;

Special Jury Prize:

TIKKUN by Avishai Sivan, Israel

 

Best direction

ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI for COSMOS, France/Portugal

 

Best actress

TANAKA SACHIE, KIKUCHI HAZUKI, MIHARA MAIKO, KAWAMURA RIRA

for HAPPY HOUR by HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke, Japan

 

Best actor

JUNG JAE-YOUNG for JIGEUMEUN MATGO GEUTTAENEUN TEULLIDA (Right Now, Wrong Then) by HONG Sangsoo, South Korea

 

Special Mention

For the script of HAPPY HOUR by HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke, Japan
For the cinematography by Shai Goldman for TIKKUN by Avishai Sivan, Israel

 

Variety Piazza Grande Award

LA BELLE SAISON by Catherine Corsini, France

 

Public Choice Award UBS

DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume, Germany

 

 

Filmakers of the Present Award

 

Nescens Award for the Best First Feature

THITHI by Raam Reddy, India/USA/Canada

 

Special Jury prize

DEAD SLOW AHEAD by Mauro Herce, Spain/France

 

Prize for the best emerging director

LU BIAN YE CAN (Kaili Blues) by BI Gan, China

 

Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award

SINA ATAEIAN DENA for MA DAR BEHESHT (Paradise), Iran/Gemany

 

Special Mentions

LU BIAN YE CAN (Kaili Blues) by BI Gan, China
KIEV/MOSCOW. PART 1 by Elena Khoreva, Russia/Estonia/Ukraine

 

 

Leopard of Tomorrow

 

Little Gold Pardo for the best Short Film

MAMA by Davit Pirtskhalava, Georgia

 

Little Silver Pardo for the best Short Film

LA IMPRESIÓN DE UNA GUERRA by Camilo Restrepo, France/Colombia

 

Locarno Nomination for the European Film Awards

FILS DU LOUP by Lola Quivoron, France

 

Film and Video Subtitles

MAMA by Davit Pirtskhalava, Georgia

 

 
 
The competition for Oscar 2016 has already starts?
monday 03 august 2015 - 01:12

son_of_saul

Hungary has selected Laszlo Nemes' "Son of Saul," which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, as its official entry in the foreign-language film category of the Academy Awards. It is believed to be the first country to select its film to compete at the Oscars.

 

Son of Saul (Hungarian: Saul fia) is a 2015 Hungarian drama film directed by László Nemes. It was screened at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prix. At Cannes, the film also won the award from international critics' organization Fipresci, the Francois Chalais Prize, and the Vulcain Award for best sound.

 

The film, which is shot in Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian and Polish, was supported by the Hungarian National Film Fund.

 

It has also been selected to be shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival-

 

The film, which is shot in Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian and Polish, was supported by the Hungarian National Film Fund.

 

PLOT

It is early October, 1944. Saul Ausländer (Géza Röhrig) a Hungarian-Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz works as a Sonderkommando member, burning the dead. One day he finds the body of a boy he takes for his son. He tries to salvage the body from the flames, and find a rabbi to arrange a clandestine burial. Meanwhile other members of the Sonderkommando learn about their impending extermination, rise up and destroy the crematorium. Saul keeps focused on his own plan to pay the last honours to a son he never could take care of before.

 
 
Could movies take inspiration from reality and be more interesting?
thursday 30 july 2015 - 00:59

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The 72nd Venice International Film Festival, organized by la Biennale di Venezia, will be held on the Lido of Venice from September 2nd to September 12th, 2015. The Festival is officially recognised by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations).


The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival (Italian:  Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale ) , founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world.

 

The film festival has since taken place in late August or early September on the island of the Lido, Venice, Itlay. Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi and in other venues nearby. Since its inception the Film Festival has become the most prestigious international film festival in the world.


"The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. In addition to the sections mentioned in the following paragraphs, the Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of  cinema." * ( official Venice Film Festival web site )

 

Venezia 72

International competition of feature films, presented as world premieres

EMIN ALPER - ABLUKA (FRENZY)
Turkey, France, Qatar, 114'
Mehmet Özgür, Berkay Ates

LAURIE ANDERSON - HEART OF A DOG
USA, 75'
Laurie Anderson

MARCO BELLOCCHIO - SANGUE DEL MIO SANGUE
Italy, France, Switzerland, 106'
Roberto Herlitzka, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Lydiya Liberman, Fausto Russo Alesi, Alba Rohrwacher, Federica Fracassi, Filippo Timi

SUE BROOKS - LOOKING FOR GRACE
Australia, 97'
Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa Young, Terry Norris, Harry Richardson

DRAKE DOREMUS - EQUALS
USA, 101'
Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver

ATOM EGOYAN - REMEMBER
Canada, Germany, 95'
Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Dean Norris, Bruno Ganz, Jürgen Prochnow, Heinz Lieven

CARY FUKUNAGA - BEASTS OF NO NATION
USA, 133'
Idris Elba

GIUSEPPE M. GAUDINO - PER AMOR VOSTRO
Italy, France, 110'
Valeria Golino, Massimiliano Gallo, Adriano Giannini

XAVIER GIANNOLI - MARGUERITE
France, Czech Republic, Belgium, 127'
Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau, Christa Théret, Denis Mpunga, Sylvain Dieuaide

AMOS GITAI - RABIN, THE LAST DAY
Israel, France, 153'
Ischac Hiskiya, Pini Mitelman, Michael Warshaviak, Einat Weizman, Rotem Keinan, Yogev Yefet, Yael Abecassis

 

 

 
 
Wich are the winning ideas all around movie theatres and multiplexes?
monday 27 july 2015 - 00:55

howdoesitworks

Looking around the Trade Show, attending the conferences, hearing the most exibitors and catching for the newest trend, it seems that the efforts which permit an increase in average ticket prices and box office revenues are:

 

 

 

-Big Movies spreaded throughout the year and not just only concentrated around holidays dates;

Ticket sales in this first semester increased by 5%, but there are still big improvements to make.

Box Office Italy has encountered a serious problem of Italian products:

-the narrow genres offer (only comedies and arthouse films);

- presence of film in summer.

The President of ANICA says: "We need to increase efforts to diversify to the maximum the proposal of movie genres.

The President of ANEC declares: "We need to increase the output in periods of greater space."

The President of ANEM says: "There is no market without a strong presence of italian films that have come out even in the summer."

 

 

-Superior Guest Experiences with luxurious lobbies, bigger reclining seats and personal food services;

There are even more movie theater and multiplexes which offers menus of delicious option, so as a full cocktail bar proposal. It's possible to reserve everything from outside or inside the movie theater

order from the seat side.

 

Reserving the dinner outside the movie theater:

-Choose a movie and showtime ;

- Reserve the seat;

- Visit the menù for the preferred site and show;

- Choose and reserve deliciouses options and/or desserts and/or drinks.

- When have take seat push the service button at the seat and a server will arrive with what ordered.

 

Reserving the dinner inside the movie theater:

- Browse the menu of appetizers, entrees, desserts, beer, wine and cocktails;

- When ready, push the service button at each own seat and a server will arrive to take your order;

- It's possible to add items to the meal at any point during the movie by simply pressing the button.

 

 

-Immersive Sound System is the newest innovation field where renomated firms are discovering the best for the audience.

Dolby Atmos moves audio around the theatre, even overhead, with amazing richness and depth. The lifelike sounds of music, people, and things flow all around the theatre in sync with the action to create a more immersive and moving experience.

 

-Immersive Vision System is the newest innovation field where renomated firms are creating the best for the moviegoers.

BARCO

Barco is working on "Barco Escape" and announce that veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer will use the format for an upcoming project. His company, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, will also explore re-envisioning a classic Bruckheimer film in the format offering audiences an unmatched viewing experience inside the action never before available.

Viewing a film in the Escape format, pratically in three different screens, is not the same as simply watching it on a much bigger visual plain such as with IMAX or Cinerama.

CJ CGV

CJ CGV unveiled "ScreenX", a multi-projection technology that extends the movie from a main screen onto the sidewalls of a theatre. By using all three sides the technology offers the audience an immersive experience.

CJ CGVdeveloped ScreenX in cooperation with KAIST. The multi-projection system was patented in Korea last September and has patent applications pending overseas.

 The system uses six projectors per wall for a total of 13 projectors.

According to the company, ScreenX is projector and server agnostic, though currently the digital cinema projectors are from Christie, the servers are from Hewlett-Packard.

This system is primarily used for advertising and have yet to support a feature-length film. 

 

-Laser Illumination System that can be used to offer a better movie brightness so as lifetime cost effective solutions.

Cinemeccanica presented Lux, the Smart Cinema Laser: a new line of laser projectors.

The new LUX solution features modular 6P laser source projectors providing a massive 30 percent increase in brightness, a lifetime of 30,000 hours rather than 500, and a gain in energy efficiency of more than 50 percent.

The LUX laser light engine provides cinemas and event production professionals, among others, with a 3D system-agnostic solution that allows all standard 3D techniques, including 6P color separation. It also offers improved brightness for 2D. The professionals can now operate at a higher level of consistency and confidence as the LUX laser light engine delivers constant brightness powering up the largest screens with no xenon light decay.

 

 

 

-Event Cinema and Game Playing is what consumers are now looking for and new start-up firms are trying to offfer.

Philips

Philips developed "LightVibes" collaborating with Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG, the world's leading music company

 

"LightVibes" add LED lighting throughout the movie theater which is synced with media content to create a fully-engaging experience.

Moreover, theaters that install LightVibes can receive access to an ongoing slate of superstar concert titles from UMG

 

Titles initially featured include historic concerts from Alice Cooper, The Doors, Dream Theatre, Morrissey, Paul McCartney and Wings, Peter Gabriel, Queen and The Rolling Stones.

Both companies will explore promotional activity such as local market events to support key releases.

 

The multi-screen technology delivers compelling, subtle ambient lighting to every viewer's peripheral field of vision, enhancing musical performances and events – as well as feature films, pre-show programming and advertising. LightVibes delivers true immersive theater that increases the impact of on-screen content, while bringing new capabilities to cinematographers and others in the creative community.

 

Arts Alliance Media

Arts Alliance Media and Highlands Technologies Solutions have joined forces to launch CineCardz, a product which allows cinema customers to book a personalized "phrase" to play out in front of a film screening of their choice.

 

Exhibitors simply need to install an internet-connected CineCardz box at each site. The box connects to the cinema server to manage insertion of the CineCardz content into the playlist

Customers can upload a message that is then converted to a 30-second animation DCP (Digital Cinema Package), sent electronically to the relevant cinema and automatically inserted into the right place in the pre-show playlist.

The system uses a two-step moderation process, first automated then validated by the exhibitor to ensure content matches exhibitor policy.

 

Arts Alliance Media and Highlands Technologies Solutions deeply believe that CineCardz makes a visit to cinema even more special, providing a unique offering that further enhances the customer experience. Moreover that CineCardz drives customer loyalty, increases frequency of cinema visits and increases incremental revenue.

 

Movieday

Movieday is a web platform that allows the viewer to directly choose the movie projection and the film to see. Basically, you choose the film's title favorite in a rich catalog of 1500 titles and, later, the screening room among those who have joined the project (currently about thirty mentor cities including Rome, Turin, Naples , Bologna and Milan). After the selection, Movieday helps you through the sponsorship to create the public, so as to create a real event meeting.

Movieday may be a viable solution to help cinemas seriously depressed and may also help in the re-evaluation of the physical location of the film, extremely important from the point of view of aggregation and social.

Movieday has obtained the support of FICE, Acec and Europa Cinemas.

 

-Social Media and Mobile Services and other digital platforms have become an increasingly powerful way of engaging and attract cinema audience.

 

Meerkat Movies is the exciting new reward for customers of comparethemarket.com, offering 2 for 1 cinema tickets every Tuesday or Wednesday for a whole year when buying a qualifying product.  


 

Meerkat Movies is like a membership model, rewarding customers for loyalty.

 

To become a Meerkat Movies member is necessary to make a qualifying purchase through comparethemarket.com, download the Meerkat Movies app or visit comparethemarket.com., log into or set up comparethemarket.com account to activate the membership and claim the voucher code. 

Obtained the voucher code is possible to use it every Tuesday or Wednesday at any Showcase or Showcase Cinema de Lux

Showing the 2 for 1 voucher code to the cashier id possible to enjoy the film. 

 

It seems that could involve into one og the largest and most sophisticated data-base in the UK.

 

BEACONS

Beacons and hyperlocal mobile technology offer entertainment brands a significant opportunity to build loyalty programs and upsell moviegoers.

 

To keep up with consumers who are increasingly streaming videos and content from their mobile devices so as elevating the moviegoing experience is a growing priority for both film studios and movie theaters.

 

Entertainment brands and film studios have been quick to move into mobile when it comes to driving buzz and ticket sales before a film premiers.

 

A Film producent could ran its campaign in malls that used Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to promote the upcoming film.

 

The movie theater-multiplex could provides lists of upcoming show times, trigger trailers for upcoming films, behind-the-scenes content and exclusive interviews. At the same time, boost concession sales, propose loyalty programs and offer special deals so as discounts to fill empty seats.

 

Beacons allow the marketer to micro-target marketing messages to customers in real-time, so that as they arrive at the theater they'll see targeted ads for movies, concessions, events or anything else the movie theater-multiplex provides.

 

By investing in mobile marketing and technology, the theater operation can engage customers every step of the way. The customers get the right messages in the right formats taylored to their needs .

 

A higher levels of consumer engagement means a significantly more sale for the movie theater-multiplex.

 

 

 

 

 
 
Wich are the winning ideas all around movie theatres and multiplexes?
friday 24 july 2015 - 16:15

cinecardz1

Looking around the Trade Show, attending the conferences, hearing the most exibitors and catching for the newest trend, it seems that the efforts which permit an increase in average ticket prices and box office revenues are:

 

-Big Movies spreaded throughout the year and not just only concentrated around holidays dates;

Ticket sales in this first semester increased by 5%, but there are still big improvements to make.

Box Office Italy has encountered a serious problem of Italian products:

-the narrow genres offer (only comedies and arthouse films);

- presence of film in summer.

The President of ANICA says: "We need to increase efforts to diversify to the maximum the proposal of movie genres.

The President of ANEC declares: "We need to increase the output in periods of greater space."

The President of ANEM says: "There is no market without a strong presence of italian films that have come out even in the summer."

 

-Superior Guest Experiences with luxurious lobbies, bigger reclining seats and personal food services;

There are even more movie theater and multiplexes which offers menus of delicious option, so as a full cocktail bar proposal. It's possible to reserve everything from outside or inside the movie theater

order from the seat side.

 

Reserving the dinner outside the movie theater:

-Choose a movie and showtime ;

- Reserve the seat;

- Visit the menù for the preferred site and show;

- Choose and reserve deliciouses options and/or desserts and/or drinks.

- When have take seat push the service button at the seat and a server will arrive with what ordered.

 

Reserving the dinner inside the movie theater:

- Browse the menu of appetizers, entrees, desserts, beer, wine and cocktails;

- When ready, push the service button at each own seat and a server will arrive to take your order;

- It's possible to add items to the meal at any point during the movie by simply pressing the button.

 

-Immersive Sound System is the newest innovation field where renomated firms are discovering the best for the audience.

Dolby Atmos moves audio around the theatre, even overhead, with amazing richness and depth. The lifelike sounds of music, people, and things flow all around the theatre in sync with the action to create a more immersive and moving experience.

 

-Immersive Vision System is the newest innovation field where renomated firms are creating the best for the moviegoers.

BARCO

Barco is working on "Barco Escape" and announce that veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer will use the format for an upcoming project. His company, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, will also explore re-envisioning a classic Bruckheimer film in the format offering audiences an unmatched viewing experience inside the action never before available.

Viewing a film in the Escape format, pratically in three different screens, is not the same as simply watching it on a much bigger visual plain such as with IMAX or Cinerama.

CJ CGV

CJ CGV unveiled "ScreenX", a multi-projection technology that extends the movie from a main screen onto the sidewalls of a theatre. By using all three sides the technology offers the audience an immersive experience.

CJ CGVdeveloped ScreenX in cooperation with KAIST. The multi-projection system was patented in Korea last September and has patent applications pending overseas.

 The system uses six projectors per wall for a total of 13 projectors.

According to the company, ScreenX is projector and server agnostic, though currently the digital cinema projectors are from Christie, the servers are from Hewlett-Packard.

This system is primarily used for advertising and have yet to support a feature-length film. 

 

-Laser Illumination System that can be used to offer a better movie brightness so as lifetime cost effective solutions.

Cinemeccanica presented Lux, the Smart Cinema Laser: a new line of laser projectors.

The new LUX solution features modular 6P laser source projectors providing a massive 30 percent increase in brightness, a lifetime of 30,000 hours rather than 500, and a gain in energy efficiency of more than 50 percent.

The LUX laser light engine provides cinemas and event production professionals, among others, with a 3D system-agnostic solution that allows all standard 3D techniques, including 6P color separation. It also offers improved brightness for 2D. The professionals can now operate at a higher level of consistency and confidence as the LUX laser light engine delivers constant brightness powering up the largest screens with no xenon light decay.

 

 

-Event Cinema and Game Playing is what consumers are now looking for and new start-up firms are trying to offfer.

 

Philips

Philips developed "LightVibes" collaborating with Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG, the world's leading music company.

 

"LightVibes" add LED lighting throughout the movie theater which is synced with media content to create a fully-engaging experience.

Moreover, theaters that install LightVibes can receive access to an ongoing slate of superstar concert titles from UMG.

 

Titles initially featured include historic concerts from Alice Cooper, The Doors, Dream Theatre, Morrissey, Paul McCartney and Wings, Peter Gabriel, Queen and The Rolling Stones.

Both companies will explore promotional activity such as local market events to support key releases.

 

The multi-screen technology delivers compelling, subtle ambient lighting to every viewer's peripheral field of vision, enhancing musical performances and events –as well as feature films, pre-show programming and advertising. LightVibes delivers true immersive theater that increases the impact of on-screen content, while bringing new capabilities to cinematographers and others in the creative community.

 

Arts Alliance Media Arts and Highlands Technologies Solutions

Arts Alliance Media and Highlands Technologies Solutions have joined forces to launch "CineCardz", a product which allows cinema customers to book a personalized "phrase" to play out in front of a film screening of their choice.

 

Exhibitors simply need to install an internet-connected CineCardz box at each site. The box connects to the cinema server to manage insertion of the CineCardz content into the playlist

Customers can upload a message that is then converted to a 30-second animation DCP (Digital Cinema Package), sent electronically to the relevant cinema and automatically inserted into the right place in the pre-show playlist.

The system uses a two-step moderation process, first automated then validated by the exhibitor to ensure content matches exhibitor policy.

 

Arts Alliance Media and Highlands Technologies Solutions deeply believe that CineCardz makes a visit to cinema even more special, providing a unique offering that further enhances the customer experience. Moreover that CineCardz drives customer loyalty, increases frequency of cinema visits and increases incremental revenue.

 

Movieday

Movieday is a web platform that allows the viewer to directly choose the movie theater and the film to see. Basically, the client choose the film's title favorite in a rich catalog of 1500 titles and, later, the screening room among those who have joined the project (currently about thirty mentor cities including Rome, Turin, Naples , Bologna and Milan). After the selection, Movieday helps you through the sponsorship to create the public, so as to create a real event meeting.

Movieday may be a viable solution to help cinemas seriously depressed and may also help in the re-evaluation of the physical location of the film, extremely important from the point of view of aggregation and social.

Movieday has obtained the support of FICE, Acec and Europa Cinemas.

 

-Social Media and Mobile Services and other digital platforms have become an increasingly powerful way of engaging and attract cinema audience.

 

 

 

 

 

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