Christie returns as projection partner of Toronto Film Festival

Digital Cinema

Christie will again be the official digital projection partner of the 41st Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Taking place Sept. 8-18, the Toronto International Film Festival will screen almost 400 feature films and shorts, host 20 galas and attract an array of stars.

“Some partnerships are so solid and mutually rewarding that they have a life of their own, and so it is with TIFF and Christie, celebrating 16 years of a mutual commitment to excellence,” said Diane Cappelletto, TIFF’s director of technical production services. “As our official digital projection partner, Christie enables us to be on the cutting edge of technology, seamlessly presenting films onscreen with precision and brilliance, faithfully reproducing for our audiences exactly what the filmmaker saw in the final stages of completing their film.”

Andrei Gravelle, TIFF’s senior technical manager noted, “A film festival exemplifies the perfect marriage of art and technology. There is nothing coincidental about having Christie’s world-class projection technology available to us and continuing to grow the number of premieres that we host. Films are selected for artistic excellence, but the confidence to exhibit in our festival is brokered on our ability to put the best possible image onscreen.”  

Christie projectors will power all Festival venues, including Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre, the VISA Screening Room at the Elgin Theatre, and the Ryerson Theatre, all illuminated by Christie Solaria® Series CP4230 projectors, which deliver 4K resolution and provide 34,000 lumens of brightness. Christie projectors will also illuminate the Winter Garden Theatre, Jackman Hall at the Art Gallery of Ontario and TIFF Bell Lightbox—where they are permanently installed. Additionally, Christie is co-sponsoring the Industry Lounge, a meeting space where industry delegates relax, work and network.

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