Monday, May 31, 2010

2010 Digital Cinema Festival Overview

The Macao China International Digital Cinema Festival and Entertainment Technology Expo is complete and is being touted by its founders and participants as a huge success.

Kicked-off with ceremonial Chinese pomp and circumstance, the traditional ribbon cutting was replaced with a film cutting. The festival’s Creative Director, Randall Dark said, “I thought it was poetic that we cut 35mm film to launch our event.” Keynote speaker, Scott Ross, former CEO and founder of Digital Domain offered insight and candor to a room full of eager participants.

Seminars on 3D followed with industry experts such as Pierre De Lespinois and Scott Billups. Dark added that "It was amazing to have Chinese and Americans on the same panel discussing their mutual passion for this hot topic. Sharing ideas and passion is what makes an international festival so important.”

Festival Chairmen Jeff Greene stated that "Getting support from the Macao Government was key to launching a successful festival at the world class Venetian Hotel. This was their first festival and after only one day, they initiated discussions on how to make it bigger next year.

Gallery of photos from the event

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