Barco sponsors Berlinale

AUTHOR: Inavate

The Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale, partnered with Barco for its 60th anniversary event. The company’s digital cinema projectors were used for various screenings throughout the festival’s ten days.

Barco acted as exclusive digital cinema projector supplier for Berlinale, which was launched on 6 June 1951. The important film festival now attracts almost 300,000 visitors. This year, Barco supplied six digital cinema projectors from its DP series platform.

Furthermore Barco projectors and Meyer Sound loudspeakers were used for an outdoor screening of cult film Metropolis. The film was simultaneously shown in a theatre and fired onto the Brandenburg Gate by a Barco rental partner, XL Video Belgium.

“We are glad to be working with Barco's digital cinema projectors for our anniversary edition,” said Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick. “We have worked with them on the four previous editions and know we can trust the projectors to perform flawlessly for the festival's entire duration.”

“Barco is proud to have been chosen once again as the exclusive digital cinema projector supplier for the Berlinale,” adds Tim Sinnaeve, market director of Barco Digital Cinema. “Barco's digital cinema projectors offer an unparalleled image quality both in 2D and 3D projection and the technology is revolutionising the cinema industry. We find it important to support film festivals like the Berlinale, which make such an important contribution to our industry as a whole.”

The Berlin International Film Festival ran from February 11 –21 in various venues throughout Berlin. Barco projectors were used in the Urania, Berlinale-Palast, CinemaxX 7, Delphi Filmpalast, Friedrichstadspalast and Kino im MGB.