CANNES, France – Christie® is delighted to be confirmed as the official projection technology partner for the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The event, which runs May 17-28, will see projectors from across Christie's broad portfolio powering screens throughout all venues. The Festival is set to welcome approximately 35,000 guests, a significant increase over last year's 24,000. Christie will provide installation and show support for the occasion, as it celebrates its 16th year as technical partner.
"It is a tremendous honor to continue our association with Festival de Cannes, with its renowned prestige and rich history making it a truly unique celebration, year after year," says Adil Zerouali, senior sales director, Cinema EMEA, Christie. "We will aim to showcase this year's outstanding line-up of films in the most visually impactful way possible with our leading projection technology. It's great to see that the Festival has returned to its usual point in the calendar, and I'm excited to see it back in full force, with all the vibrancy, talent and creativity we've come to expect."
Christie has supplied an array of both RGB pure laser projectors – which were successfully introduced in 2021 – and Xenon illuminated projectors to cater to the dedicated rooms and screen sizes throughout the festival. The RGB pure laser projectors include the Christie® CP4440-RGB, CP4330-RGB, CP2315-RGB and CP2306-RGBe models – all of which are DCI-compliant.
The Christie CP4440-RGB, CP4330-RGB and CP2315-RGB models feature Christie Real|Laser™ illumination, which delivers outstanding color and contrast, with greater than 95% of the Rec. 2020 color space. Technical specification for the projection technology throughout the Festival is overseen by the Commission Supérieure Technique de l'Image et du Son (CTS).
The partnership with the Festival de Cannes reaffirms Christie's reputation in the cinema industry as a provider of market leading digital cinema solutions. Film festivals around the world continue to trust Christie, which is committed to showcasing the latest and greatest films on the biggest stages.