Christie supplies 29 digital projectors for the Cannes Film Festival

Technology and New Products

Christie was once again the projection technology partner for the Cannes Film Festival, supplying 29 projectors from across its digital cinema projection portfolio, including its flagship 4K lamp-based model, the CP4230.

The prize committee viewed all films on digital projection. The Marché du Film, a gathering of over 12,000 industry professionals, also had a number of smaller screening rooms utilizing Christie projection technology.

Technical specification for the projection technology in the festival and market screening rooms is overseen by the CST (Commission Supérieure Technique de l’Image et du Son). Francis Zee, consultant for Christie, commented: “The technicians that make up CST are the cream of France’s cinema and broadcast industries and they have a huge task overseeing technical operations at Cannes. It’s always gratifying that things come together so well and it’s in no small measure to the work of CST have put in, especially around DCP/DCI over the years. They have high standards and so do we—it’s a great partnership and we’re looking forward to many more years together.”

All Christie models at Cannes were from the Solaria® series and comprised the 4K-enabled CP4230 and CP4220 for the main screening rooms, the CP2230 for films screened in 2K resolution, and the CP2215 for the smaller Marché du Film rooms.