Euromax (euromax.org), the European Association for giant screen, specialty and institutional documentary films, has announced its 2014 annual meeting, which will be held at Omniversum, Den Haag (The Netherlands), May 21-24. This year’s industry event will be hosted in parallel to the European Network of Science Centers and Museums (ECSITE) annual conference (ecsite.eu) in collaboration with the International Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA).
An exciting film program accompanies the 2014 event, including eighteen new documentary films, available from leading distribution companies, most premiering for the very first time in Europe:
- National Geographic Cinema Ventures: James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge 3D, Jerusalem 3D, Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D, Pandas 3D: The Journey Home
- nWave Pictures Distribution: Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland, The Great Apes 3D, Penguins 3D
- IMAX Corporation: Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
- MacGillivray Freeman Films: Hidden Universe, Journey to the South Pacific
- BIG & Digital: Watermelon Magic 3D, Dragons: Real Myths and Unreal Creatures, Napa Valley Dreams
- 3D Entertainment Distribution: D-Day: Normandy 1944
- Giant Screen Films: Wonders of the Arctic, Antarctica 3D, Tiny Giants 3D
- Helifilms: The Earth Wins
Speaking about the conference, Laurent Dondey, Euromax President and CEO of Paris-based giant screen theatre La Géode commented, “We are hugely excited about our meeting this year. Each Euromax event attracts leading players from across the production, distribution and exhibition industry—we are delighted to be welcoming them once again with never-seen-before productions in Europe, 4K Digital 3D projection and Laser-illuminated technologies.”
In addition to the extensive line-up of films, clips, trailers, demonstrations and discussions, this year Euromax will offer delegates of ECSITE’s annual conference (hosted in Den Haag during the same week), a taste of the giant screen and institutional documentary film industry. In partnership with the International Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA), Euromax will be hosting a special free giant screen breakfast event for ECSITE delegates on Friday, May 23rd.
The event is expected to attract over eighty delegates from institutional theatres, museums, film production companies and distributors across the globe. Alongside the 15-perf./70-mm film and 4K Digital 3D presentations, a special demonstration workshop featuring Laser-illuminated projection from NEC Display Solutions will also be unveiled.
With an existing IMAX 15-perf/70-mm projection system, the Omniversum giant screen dome theatre is also being furnished with a state-of-the-art 4K 3D Digital projection system for the Euromax film event to allow screenings in a wide range of formats. The 4K 3D Digital System will be supplied and installed by European technical services company 2AVI, featuring the newest CP4230 projection system from US manufacturer Christie Digital Systems.
“The Euromax and GSCA associations are key resources for educational films and cinema technologies. We represent the business of educational cinema experiences worldwide, and the bridging of our associations with ECSITE will facilitate new networking, learning and business exchange opportunities,” explains Beth Nicholas, Euromax General Administrator.
“We are very excited about partnering with Euromax for ECSITE this year,” says GSCA Executive Director Tammy Seldon. “GSCA has had much success in our partnership with ASTC (Association of Science Technology Centers) in the US, and expanding our relationships with European science centers will bring tremendous value to the giant screen and educational cinema network worldwide.”
For the latest event, film slate news, conference details and hotel bookings, please visit www.euromax.org For more information please contact Beth Nicholas, General Administrator of Euromax and Press Contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
Euromax aims to advance the production and exhibition of films made in 2D or 3D/Stereoscopic for educational giant screen cinema theatres/exhibitors and immersive cinema experiences across Europe. Euromax provides a platform for its members to screen trailers and films, share information, experiences and expertise about the giant screen cinema industry. Member organizations include film producers, distributors, theatres/exhibitors, suppliers and manufacturers. The giant screen cinema industry is traditionally one comprising theatres, filmmakers, producers, distributors and technical services specializing in 70-mm film formats. Today, this niche cinematic market includes high performance digital technologies in 4K.
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