Projector manufacturer Christie has confirmed it has extended its partnership deal with the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes is one of the biggest film festivals in the world and this year it is taking place from 13 to 24 May, with Christie providing projector technology for the ninth year in a row.

The deal between Christie and Cannes Film Festival has been extended for three years, with the company's audio visual solutions being used at all festival screenings.

Thierry Fremaux, general delegate of Cannes, explained that the link between Christie and the film festival is now "more than a simple partnership".

He revealed that Christie is providing 31 projectors from its Solaria series, which means the festival is able to support a variety of screen sizes and formats.

Richard Nye, cinema sales director for the EMEA region at Christie, added that projection technology has been part of a shift in cinema.

He said: "The transition from- film-to-digital and DCI compliance is something we have led. People think of movie heroes, but technology is an unsung hero and part of the story of modern cinema."

More than 1,000 movies are being screened as part of the Cannes Film Festival this year.