Harkness Screens Official Supplier to 68th Berlin International Film Festival

(February 15, 2018) – Harkness Screens, the world leader in screen technology and manufacturer of premium cinema screens, has been confirmed as an Official Supplier to the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) due to take place between 15th and 25th February 2018.

The Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) was founded in 1951. Today, the festival is not only the biggest audience film festival in the world and one of the most important dates on the international film industry‘s calendar but a can‘t-miss cinema fest for all film lovers. The Berlinale presents the entire spectrum of cinema with its wide variety of Sections and Initiatives, all with their specific profile.

This year, Harkness Screens will be an Official Supplier to the festival providing a number of Clarus XC 170 screens incorporating Harkness’ proprietary 4K Digital Perforation and new Nanolast coating technology throughout venues in Berlin.

Festival Director Dieter Kosslick remarks: “As a film festival we always endeavour to present the participating films in the best possible quality. Therefore we are very excited about the support of Harkness Screens to provide state of the art projection Clarus XC screens for our premiere venues Berlinale Palast and Friedrichstadt-Palast amongst others.”

Designed to present 2D content and to work with all polarized 3D, Clarus XC screens create visibly deeper 3D content which draws in the audience creating a more captivating viewing experience.  A whiter look under projection mean that colours look visibly richer and more accurate both in 2D and 3D resulting in a more defined, sharper and crisper picture.  Clarus XC screens are also regarded as the screen of choice for polarized laser 3D presentation due to its speckle reduction properties.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with colleagues at Berlinale to bring our leading Clarus XC screen technology to audiences at what is widely regarded as one of the most important global film festivals,” explains Richard Mitchell, VP Global Marketing & Commercial Development at Harkness Screens.” Our Clarus XC screens along incorporating our new Nanolast technology will allow venues across the festival to show 2D content with exceptional uniformity, colours and contrast whilst still allowing 3D content to be shown.  We’re confident that our screens will help provide an unforgettable experience for film-makers and audiences alike,” he adds.

Whilst improving robustness, Nanolast technology also enhances the visual performance of screen surfaces by creating an even smoother, whiter and more uniform finish.  This improvement creates a more immersive viewing experience by increasing the richness of colours, adding further depth of field to 3D presentations and widening viewing angles.

Further information about Harkness’ Clarus XC screen technology, Digital 4K Perforations and Nanolast technology can be found at www.harkness-screens.com

About Harkness Screens
Harkness Screens is the world’s leading screen technology company, specialising in the design and manufacture of projection screens and supporting technologies. From single-screen independent theatres to large multiplexes to large format immersive theatre experiences or live events, Harkness supplies thousands of screens every year for cinema, film production, special effects, live events and custom AV applications.

With truly global reach, Harkness is regarded as the world leader in cinema and today has screens in more cinemas worldwide than any other manufacturer. With its industry leading 2D and 3D screen brands (Perlux and Spectral) along with its innovative range of tools and iOS/Android apps, Harkness continues to lead the way in screen technology for cinema.

Founded in 1929, Harkness has manufacturing facilities in the USA, UK, France, India and China. Harkness Screens combines unrivaled experience with the latest technology and production methods to provide innovative solutions to the company’s key markets worldwide.  For more information, visit the Harkness Screens web page at www.harkness-screens.com.

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