As part of the partnership deal, Christie projectors will be used at all venues used at the Toronto festival. The Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre and the VISA Screening Room will all be powered by Christie Solaria Series CP4230 projectors. These projectors are known for their brightness, offering up to 34,000 lumens, as well as their capability to produce 4K resolution images, resulting in a clear and vivid picture.
Christie has been partnering the Toronto festival for 16 years and took the opportunity to become the digital projection partner this year. TIFF’s director of technical production services, said of the partnership: “Some partnerships are so solid and mutually rewarding that they have a life of their own, and so it is with TIFF and Christie, celebrating 16 years of a mutual commitment to excellence.
“As our official digital projection partner, Christie enables us to be on the cutting-edge of technology, seamlessly presenting films on screen with precision and brilliance, faithfully reproducing for our audiences exactly what the filmmaker saw in the final stages of completing their film.”
Along with TIFF, Christie is also heavily involved with other leading film festivals across the world. Events such as Cannes and Shanghai also rely heavily on Christie projectors. Kathryn Cress, vice president for the global and corporate marketing department at Christie, said: “Film festivals around the world trust Christie, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, to light up their screens.”