London (November 27, 2018) – Cinema Technology Community (CTC), the not-for-profit independent trade organisation has announced the recipients of its prestigious awards at its annual awards ceremony in London.
Hosted by film-critic, author and broadcaster Mark Kermode, CTC’s own Last Projectionist Standing Dave Norris, actor Jason Isaacs and compered by Patrick von Sychowski (Celluloid Junkie and CTC), the awards night recognised individuals and organisations that continue to drive excellence in movie-going through the use of technology and outstanding service to the industry.
The 2018 Award Recipients
Technology of the Year – Barco/Cinionic Light Steering Projection
Cinema of the Year – Nordisk Colosseum Oslo
Team of the Year – Watershed Bristol
Outstanding Achievement – David Williams (WTW Cinemas)
Lifetime Achievement – David Hodgkinson (Universal Pictures International)
“Despite expectations and the perceived threat of VOD, 2018 looks set to be an astonishing year for cinema in terms of box office admissions and revenue and despite industry-wide consolidation the movie industry continues to innovate and drive a more immersive movie-going experience with technology at its heart,” explains Richard Mitchell, President of CTC. “This years awards truly recognise those organisations and individuals that are helping to create truly outstanding cinema experiences both today as well as in the future and those which put the movie-goers at the forefront of their minds when innovating. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Governors, Advisory Council and our members, we congratulate our award recipients.”
CTC, the global cinema network, is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that aims to assist the cinema industry in recognizing the importance that cinema technology and indeed the way in which it’s utilized can have a profoundly positive effect on the movie-going experience.
As well as providing guidance and support, CTC engages in a number of activities aimed at educating and improving the cinema experience. These include training courses, lectures, technical handbooks, educational visits, seminars, web seminars, networking events, projectionist certification (in conjunction with the UKCA) and one of the industry’s leading technical journals, Cinema Technology Magazine.
For more information, visit the Society’s web page at www.cinema-technology.com