Film festival in Toronto includes outdoor cinema village in Distillery Historic District
Christie returns to light up the big screen at the brand-new Lavazza IncluCity Festival, organized by the ICFF. This year’s festivities will transform the iconic cobblestone streets of Toronto’s Distillery Historic District into an outdoor cinema village, celebrating multiculturalism and the best of international cinema from June 27 to July 15.
After two successful years as the Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival, the festival welcomes moviegoers to the new cinema village. “As a festival, we are proud to continue innovating and creating new experiences for our audience. This incredible initiative is the result of the work and passion with our partner Christie,” says Cristiano de Florentiis, ICFF Co-Founder and Artistic Director. “We are ecstatic to bring people back together to enjoy friendship and films. With Christie and ICFF, audiences will indulge in a digital cinematic experience like no other.”
The open-air cinema will feature couch seating and large screens illuminated by Christie projectors. The Christie® CP4230 4K DCI-compliant cinema projector will light up the outdoor Trinity Street theatre, while the CP4415-RGB with Real|Laser™ technology will light up the indoor venue at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Christie’s DCI-compliant cinema projectors will bring a premium movie-going experience to this year’s festival.
ICFF will showcase films from more than 20 countries, including 40 feature films and 23 short films. There will also be over 10 North American film premieres from Italian stars, including special guests Alessandro Gassmann, Claudia Gerini, Lino Banfi and Fabio De Luigi. The festival continues to celebrate arts and culture with gourmet tastings, live performances and visual art exhibits, including the free 6IX Art Outdoors, an exhibit of one-of-a-kind, multicultural art.
“We are proud to continue our sponsorship of ICFF,” says Arlonna Seymour, executive director, Corporate Marketing, Christie. “ICFF’s exciting new location in the Distillery District is a wonderful combination of community and cinema, and one we’re pleased to support with our industry-leading cinema projectors.”
Christie is dedicated to sponsoring film festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival and the Shanghai Film Festival.
For more information and tickets for the Lavazza IncluCity Festival, visit icff.ca/lavazza-inclucity-festival.
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. Our technology, paired with the support of professional services to design, deploy and maintain installations, inspires exceptional experiences. Christie solutions are used around the world, from the largest mega-events to the smallest boardrooms, and include advanced RGB pure laser projection, SDVoE technology, content management, image processing, LED displays, and Christie CounterAct™ far-UVC disinfection solution with patented Care222® technology. Visit www.christiedigital.com.
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