Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, is the Official Provider of digital projectors for all digital format screenings at the Sundance Film Festival (January 15 to 25, Park City, Utah) for the seventh consecutive year. For the first time in the festival's history, the opening night ceremonies' screenings in Park City and Salt Lake City will be in digital format.
At this year's Festival, every category will have digital entries, including high-definition premieres, documentaries, features and shorts.
More than 40-percent of the 223 scheduled screenings will be displayed in digital format by DPI, which represents the highest total in the Festival's history. DPI's projectors will also be employed as set elements for the festival's internationally televised Awards Ceremony.
"Each year Digital Projection's elegant technology delivers an extraordinary palette of balanced light, shadow and color to our cinema screens," said Ian Calderon, Director of Digital Initiatives for the Sundance Institute. "We are delighted that Digital Projection's expertise and world-class service stand at our side in support of independent films at the 2004 Film Festival."
DPI will provide its high-performance LIGHTNING, THUNDER and HIGHlite 3-chip DLP based projectors for use in sixteen theaters/venues, including the auditorium where the Awards ceremony will take place, the Park City Racquet Club.
"Digital Projection is honored to once again be responsible for displaying the works of the world's foremost independent film makers," said Chuck Collins, senior market development manager, Digital Projection, Inc. "We are especially proud to provide the technology that will display the opening night movies in both Salt Lake City and Park City."
The opening night ceremonies' movies are Riding Giants (co-written and directed by Stacy Peralta), which will be shown during the Park City ceremony, and Edge of America (directed by Chris Eyre), which will be shown during the Salt Lake City ceremony.
About Digital Projection International:
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing(tm) technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. Digital Projection manufactures an extensive line of ultra high-performance projection systems based on 3-chip and single-chip DLP technology by Texas Instruments.
The company's 15-year commitment to innovation and the delivery of solution-oriented systems renders its displays the reference-standard for demanding applications including large-venue live-event staging, Fortune 5000, education, medical and scientific research, command and control,digital cinema, commercial entertainment, religious venues and elite home cinema.
With a company ethic focused on delivering expert system engineering and customer services, projectors by Digital Projection set the benchmark for precise resolution, color accuracy and ultra-high brightness.
In June 1998, Digital Projection was awarded two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles. POWER Displays by DPI are the first and only projector to win the coveted award.
Digital Projection is a UK-based company with offices in North America and Europe. Digital Projection Incorporated, headquartered in Atlanta, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Projection, Limited, located in Manchester, England. For more information regarding Digital Projection:www.digitalprojection.com or www.digitalprojection.co.uk.
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