Paris, France (July 23, 2021) – Eclair Theatrical Services, a leading European player in mastering and digital & physical distribution services to cinemas, is proud to be, for the sixteenth consecutive year, a partner of the Locarno Film Festival.
The 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival will be held from August 4 to 14, 2021, in Piazza Grande in Locarno, in the city’s cinemas as well as in the usual temporary screening sites. The rich and varied programming has returned to the levels of the pre-COVID editions. Since this year, under the artistic direction of Giona A. Nazzaro, # Locarno74 promises to delight its professional amateurs and moviegoers, once again physically meeting in a magical setting to discover the works selected in competition and out of competition. Eclair Theatrical Services has been supporting the Festival since 2006, for the encoding and conformity control of its films, short and feature films. Presented as part of the Histoire du Cinéma program, the feature film Al-massir by Youssef Chahine, has been restored and mastered in 4K by Eclair.
“It’s a long collaboration that exists between the Festival and Eclair, on multiple technical aspects. We work together for a common goal: the promotion of cinematographic works. Each year, nearly 250 hours of content are processed by our Liège-Barchon laboratory in around ten weeks. This edition will inevitably be special with everyone’s desire to meet physically to celebrate the magic of cinema ”, comments Marie-Laure Barrau Region Manager for Northern Europe.
“For years we have collaborated with Eclair. Our procedures are well established, we have jointly adjusted them over the editions. There is real confidence and a certain pleasure in meeting around the Festival so that rights holders and the public can see the films in the best possible conditions in the dark rooms and in the exceptional setting of Piazza Grande ”adds Elena Gugliuzza, Image and Sound Coordinator of the Locarno Film Festival.
About Eclair Theatrical Services
Eclair Theatrical Services provides mastering, Quality Check and content distribution services for cinema operators in 22 countries from its offices in Barcelona, ??Liège-Barchon, Berlin, London, New-York, Paris-Vanves, and Vicenza.
At the request of distributors, agents, management and assigns, Eclair Theatrical Services masters in DCP, manages KDMs and distributes all types of content in cinemas in Europe, North America and Australasia through its own global solutions and its network of +4000 connected cinemas.
About the Locarno Film Festival
With 74 years of history, the Locarno Film Festival has carved out a special place for itself in the landscape of major film events. Every year in August, the small Italian Swiss town, located in the heart of Europe, becomes for eleven days the world capital of auteur cinema. Thousands of film buffs and professionals meet there to satisfy and share their passion for cinema in all its diversity.